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A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long term economic and social effects for good and for ill A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement iA revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long term economic and social effects for good and for ill A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement in kite design in decades A midwestern professor of Middle Eastern history starts a blog after 9 11 that becomes essential reading for journalists covering the Iraq war Activists use the Internet and e mail to bring offensive comments made by Trent Lott and Don Imus to a wide public and hound them from their positions A few people find that a world class online encyclopedia created entirely by volunteers and open for editing by anyone, a wiki, is not an impractical idea Jihadi groups trade inspiration and instruction and showcase terrorist atrocities to the world, entirely online A wide group of unrelated people swarms to a Web site about the theft of a cell phone and ultimately goads the New York City police to take action, leading to the culprit s arrest With accelerating velocity, our age s new technologies of social networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new things in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things better and easily You don t have to have a MySpace page to know that the times they are a changin Hierarchical structures that exist to manage the work of groups are seeing their raisons d tre swiftly eroded by the rising technological tide Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound One of the culture s wisest observers of the transformational power of the new forms of tech enabled social interaction is Clay Shirky, and Here Comes Everybody is his marvelous reckoning with the ramifications of all this on what we do and who we are Like Lawrence Lessig on the effect of new technology on regimes of cultural creation, Shirky s assessment of the impact of new technology on the nature and use of groups is marvelously broad minded, lucid, and penetrating it integrates the views of a number of other thinkers across a broad range of disciplines with his own pioneering work to provide a holistic framework for understanding the opportunities and the threats to the existing order that these new, spontaneous networks of social interaction represent Wikinomics, yes, but also wikigovernment, wikiculture, wikievery imaginable interest group, including the far from savory A revolution in social organization has commenced, and Clay Shirky is its brilliant chronicler.
Mr Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer to peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client server infrastructure that characterizes the Web Current clients include Nokia, GBN, the Library of Congress, the Highlands Forum, the Markle Foundation, and the BBC.In addition to his consulting work, Mr Shirky is an adjunct professor in NYU s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program ITP , where he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology how our networks shape culture and vice versa His current course, Social Weather, examines the cues we use to understand group dynamics in online spaces and the possible ways of improving user interaction by redesigning our social software to better reflect the emergent properties of groups.Mr Shirky has written extensively about the internet since 1996 Over the years, he has had regular columns in Business 2.0, FEED, OpenP2P and ACM Net_Worker, and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, Wired, Release 1.0, Computerworld, and IEEE Computer He has been interviewed by Slashdot, Red Herring, Media Life, and the Economist s Ebusiness Forum He has written about biotechnology in his After Darwin column in FEED magazine, and serves as a technical reviewer for O Reilly s bioinformatics series He helps program the Biological Models of Computation track for O Reilly s Emerging Technology conferences.Mr Shirky frequently speaks on emerging technologies at a variety of forums and organizations, including PC Forum, the Internet Society, the Department of Defense, the BBC, the American Museum of the Moving Image, the Highlands Forum, the Economist Group, Storewidth, the World Technology Network, and several O Reilly conferences on Peer to Peer, Open Source, and Emerging Technology.Prior to his appointment at NYU, Mr Shirky was a Partner at the investment firm The Accelerator Group in 1999 2001, an international investment group with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London The Accelerator Group was focused on early stage firms, and Mr Shirky s role was technological due diligence and product strategy.Mr Shirky was the original Professor of New Media in the Media Studies department at Hunter College, where he created the department s first undergraduate and graduate offerings in new media, and helped design the current MFA in Integrated Media Arts program.Prior to his appointment at Hunter, he was the Chief Technology Officer of the NYC based Web media and design firm Site Specific, where he created the company s media tracking database and server log analysis software Site Specific was later acquired by CKS Group, where he was promoted to VP Technology, Eastern Region.Before there was a Web, he was Vice President of the New York chapter of the EFF, and wrote technology guides for Ziff Davis, including a guide to email accessible internet resources, and a guide to the culture of the internet He appeared as an expert witness on internet culture in Shea vs Reno, a case cited in the Supreme Court s decision to strike down the Communications Decency Act in 1996.Mr Shirky graduated from Yale College with a degree in art, and prior to falling in love with the internet, he worked as a theater director and designer in New York His company, Hard Place Theater, staged non fiction theater , theatrical collages of found documents.Mr Shirky s writings are archived at shirky, and he currently runs the N.E.C mailing list for his writings on networks, economics, and culture.
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