FORA TV: The Internet

The mysteries lurking behind internet infrastructure are reveal in this series. Popular websites secrets are uncovered and new technology tested. This television show is a sure fire hit for those interested in the world wide web, technology, and modern advances.
1 Season, 9 Episodes
July 7, 2006
FORA TV: The Internet

FORA TV: The Internet Full Episode Guide

  • Parallel Worlds: Explorations in "Second Life" with panelists Fred Ritchin, NYU professor and a contributing editor of Aperture; Michael Van Horn, curator of the Joseph Monsen Collection in Seattle; Richard Minsky, founder of SLART magazine; and Michael Schmelling, photographer.Presented in association with the first of a series of articles in Aperture wherein Fred Ritchin explores "postphotographic" media and emerging technology, this discussion focuses on the 3D virtual world Second Life, created entirely online by its residents - The New School

  • Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS discusses Can PBS Survive in a YouTube World?.What is public television's role in a YouTube world? How are Big Bird and Bill Moyers surviving in a crowded, yet increasingly consolidated, media landscape? Kerger is working to position public television as a vital resource nationwide. What are the challenges in running a public service media organization against sweeping change in both the media and philanthropic world, and periodic threats from Capitol Hill? - The Commonwealth Club of California

  • Dr. Hiroshi Tasaka discusses Beyond Web 2.0: How the Next Tech Revolution will Change the World.Dr. Hiroshi Tasaka, Professor at Tama University in Tokyo, and President of Thinktank SophiaBank, has authored numerous books on the philosophy of working, management theory, business strategy, the Internet revolution and knowledge society, as well as paradigm shifts in human society.A specialist in complexity systems, Dr. Tasaka will explore how next technology revolution will further empower the individual, blending the monetary and voluntary economies to create a new system of Capitalism. Dr. Tasaka will also discuss ways in which technology will help build bridges between the U.S. and Japan, as well as among countries in Asia in the emerging post-knowledge society - Imagining Global Asia

  • Freedom of the BlogJosh Wolfe, 25 year old video blogger, freelance journalist, and San Francisco mayoral candidate, served 226 days in prison after refusing to turn over a collection of videos of an anti-G8 anarchist protest to a Federal district court. Wolf, who was awarded the Journalist of the Year award by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2006, is considered by some a journalistic martyr, by others an "alleged journalist". Come hear his thoughts on freedom of the press in an age of technology, what defines a journalist and other issues.- Commonwealth Club of California

  • The Electronic Prescription: How Information Technology Will Change the Face of Medicine featuring discussants Zoe Baird, Franklin Raines, and Bill Frist. Bart Moore moderates. Health IT promises to transform almost every area of medicine, including electronic medical records, data mining for evidence-based medicine, new diagnostics, and robo-surgery. Computer programming is becoming as essential as anatomy. Learn how these innovations are becoming realities - Aspen Institute

  • Dick Hardt discusses Identity 2.0: Who Are We Now?Enjoy this introduction on Identity 2.0 and how the concept of digital identity is evolving - This fast-paced talk will provide perspectives on what is identity, where we are today and what might happen in the future - PICNIC

  • Baptiest Coopmans discusses The Age of Access.KPN provides telephone, Internet and television services to personal and business customers in Western Europe. It's also a partner in free newspaper DAG and a number of other media projects. Discover KPN's vision of the media market and its role in creating the new-media and access industry - PICNIC

  • Human Rights in the Information Age with discussants Samantha Power and Michael Posner. The panel is moderated by R. James Woolsey.Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion.

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