Panel: How can we build a city that thinks like the web?

How can we build a city that thinks like the web?

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Can you remake a city in the image of the web? Can the open, decentralized, real-time spirit of the online world be applied to the places we live to make them more creative and innovative? What are the opportunities and challenges of the so-called “networked city?”

Join the CBC’s Dan Misener for a discussion with three of the world’s experts on these questions – Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing), Mark Surman (Mozilla) and Sara Diamond (OCAD University).


Cory Doctorow – science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the bestselling Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novel LITTLE BROTHER. His latest novel is FOR THE WIN, a young adult novel; his latest short story collection is WITH A LITTLE HELP.

Mark Surman – executive director of Mozilla, focusses on inventing new ways to promote openness and opportunity on the Internet.  Mark inspired this conversation with a talk he once gave on building a city that thinks like the web.

Sara Diamond –  President of the OCAD University, Canada’s “university of the imagination”. She is a visualization, wearable technology and mobile media researcher, artist and designer, and she writes about digital media history, digital media and design strategy and curates for festivals and galleries.

Dan Misener is a national technology columnist and producer on Spark, CBC’s blog, podcast, and radio show about technology and culture.

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