A National Conference
May 8-9, 1998

Agenda

Friday session:
E25-111
45 Carleton Street

Saturday session:
Bartos Theater
MIT Media Lab

20 Ames Street

 

Friday, May 8, 1998

1:00-1:45   Bearings
David
Thorburn, MIT: Web of Paradox
Lloyd Morrisett, Past President, Markle Foundation:
Technologies of Freedom?
1:45-3:45    Changing Conceptions of Democracy
Lawrence Grossman, author, The Electronic Republic

Michael Schudson, University of California
Moderator:
Henry Jenkins, MIT
4:00-6:00   War in the Trenches: 
Are Online Tools Opening or Closing the Democratic Process?
Eric Loeb, Net Capitol, Inc.

David Winston, Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Ellen Hume, PBS
Moderator:
Stephen Ansolabehere, MIT
7:30-9:30   Democracy and Cyberspace: First Principles
Ira Magaziner,
Senior Advisor to the President for Policy Development
Responses:

Benjamin
Barber, Rutgers University
Joshua Cohen, MIT
Moderator: Mitchel Resnick, MIT


Saturday, May 9

9-10:30 am   The New Media and the Old Regime
Paul Starr, Princeton University

Response: Yaron Ezrahi, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Moderator: Karen Sollins, MIT
11:00-12:30   Media Access and Media Power
Doug Schuler, Seattle Community Network

Nolan Bowie, Temple University
Moderator: Tom Horan, Claremont Graduate University
1:30-3:15   The Agenda-Setting Function of Media
Christopher Harper, Ithaca College

Benjamin Barber
Moderator: Charles Nesson, Harvard Law School
3:30-5:00   Summary Perspectives
Roger Hurwitz, MIT

Henry Jenkins
Michael Schudson

   

 

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