FW: [wsfii-coord] RE: Potential speakers - capra (on Lawrence
Gregers Petersen - DIIRWB
ic at momu.dk
Wed Aug 16 11:26:53 BST 2006
I first have to appologize for me forgetting to post directly to the Coord-list,
it somehow slipped :-/
For me it was just to add a comment to your suggestion - and it actually
afterwards made me think about who else?
This made me remind myself about a person who (perhaps) could represent a more
practical (showel-in-the-hand) approach, and who's placed in a more challenging
So a person of interest could be someone like:
Though this is not more than a name thrown up into the air - and it doesn't
solve the reality that we have a whole lot of 'white western males' as speakers :-)
(and I'm also myself a 'white western male') ....
And we should all be reminded, as Hakim Bey writes (In; THE TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS
''.. The vision comes to life in the moment of uprising--but as soon as "the
Revolution" triumphs and the State returns, the dream and the ideal are already
Joy Tang wrote:
> Thanks for your input, Gregers. Please do suggest the people on your mind
> for presentations and ways to invite. That would be very helpful.
> The technology development and deployment has facilitated societies stepping
> into a stage where whole system thinking and approach needs to be practiced.
> Julian's suggestion on Fritjof Capra, in my view, is such an example.
> Lessig's presentation today mentioned about the connectivity to the last
> mile is essential to reflect the instinct of our kids' for creative
> expressions through music, art, lyrics and more. As you address the need for
> free information infrastructure, policy and regulation is one dynamic that
> will be needed in the process. Lessig has made effort in this area and more
> help is needed globally. His focus may not be the same as WSFII's per se,
> however, it is an integral part of the whole system approach that would
> compliment the establishment of the WSFIIers worldwide.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregers Petersen - DIIRWB [mailto:ic at momu.dk]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 11:35 PM
> To: joy at onevillage.biz
> Subject: Re: [wsfii-coord] RE: Potential speakers - capra (on Lawrence
> Personally I'm not particulary in favour of Lessig - his recent support of
> sort of DRM' is not my cup of "tea". On the other hand, he is definitely a
> keen performer and always willing to go to places - though his focus is as
> not on free information infrastructure.
> But, I would somehow be more in favour of a spending the money on
> someone/something else?
> I believe that this was a few words from me ...
> Joy Tang wrote:
>> Hello, Inspiring Folks,
>> Today at the Linux World Expo in San Francisco, I invited Lawrence Lessig
>> http://www.lessig.org/blog/ to present a keynote at the AJS as I was moved
>> by his keynote to kick off the LWE. His 'Free Culture: What We Need From
>> You' presentation pointed out the crucial role of the 'last mile' and how
>> Linux community could be the supporting force for democracy. He is open to
>> the invitation and ready to receive the if from us.
>> Is there a formal letter that we use for the invitation, Laird? If so, I
>> will use it to stay consistent with the others. If not, I will compose
>> something and send it to him. I would like to get the invitation out to
>> by Friday of this week.
>> People also want to find out more about AJS after I made the request to
>> Lessig in the forum.
>> Thanks for the great effort on the keynotes that are confirmed!
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Laird Brown [mailto:laird at web.net]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 6:05 AM
>> To: Julian Priest
>> Cc: Joy Tang; WSFII-Coord
>> Subject: Re: Potential speakers - capra
>> On 15-Aug-06, at 2:15 PM, Julian Priest wrote:
>> I've included WSFII Coord on this email as some of its info should be
>> widely shared.
>>> On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 01:13:42PM +0200, Laird Brown wrote:
>>>> I also realize that I owe you some feedback on the panels/workshops.
>>>> I plan to get to that next week, and hopefully start matching
>>>> speakers with panel groups.
>>> There was one suggestion which was to approach Fritjof Capra author of
>>> the tao of physics as a bridging speaker between the spiritual context
>>> and the physics of wireless. I am pursuing a contact with him through
>>> a personal friend but his web site has phone details so maybe he can
>>> be contacted directly. Joy (cc'ed ) also had a contact with him.
>>> He's quite a big shot and looks quite busy from his schedule but maybe
>>> he could be persuaded to come?
>> I like the idea, but it does seem like a long-shot.
>> At any rate we have our keynote speakers, some of whom you might
>> already know.
>> Dr. Roger Downer, Dave Hughes, and Vic Hayes.
>> Downer is the President Emeritus of the University of Limerick,
>> Ireland; Dave Hughes is a long standing wireless advocate; and, Vic
>> Hayes is the so-called "father of WiFi".
>> We spent months going after big name keynoters and got nowhere.
>> Either their schedules were filled about a year ago, or they politely
>> declined - probably because they had never heard of us.
>> The three keynoters we landed on are of the "elder statesmen"
>> variety. In India this will be a definite plus, especially with the
>> political types and policy makers. I'm very honored that they accepted.
>> I'm sure some people will not be crazy about one or two of the
>> choices, but a good keynoter in hand is better than a perfect
>> keynoter in theory.
>> Laird Brown
>> Dharamsala | Skype: airjaldi
>> Provide the tools, and the carpenter will appear.
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> Gregers Petersen
> DIIRWB International-Coordinator
> international-coordinator at diirwb.net
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