Plug-In VII: Global Conflicts - Local Networks


Joichi Ito (US) (JP)
Rüdiger Wischenbart (AT)
Lori Wallach (US)

The Internet utopias have evaporated into the reality of our society. Nevertheless, there is evidence of the political power that actively network-linked communities can bring to bear ... not perfect, but a good start.

10.30-11.00 Suhair Mohamed Khair Al-Zahabi/Qatar
11.00-11.30 Lori Wallach/USA
11.30-11.45 Break
11.45-12.15 Joichi Ito/J
12.15-12.45 Alex Galloway/USA
12.45-13.15 Derrick de Kerckhove/CDN
13.15-13.00 Discussion
Moderation: Rüdiger Wischenbart/A/D

Suhair Mohamed Khair Al-Zahabi/Qatar. Journalist, Al-Jazeera.

Lori Wallach/USA. Director of Public Citizens’s Global Trade Watch, a consumer advocacy group founded in 1971 by Ralph Nader; author of “Whose Trade Organization?: Corporate Globalization and the Erosion of Democracy”.

Joichi Ito/J. Founder and CEO of “Neoteny”, an IT investment and operating company; has created numerous Internet companies including “PSINet Japan”, “Digital Garage” and “Infoseek Japan”. In 2001 the World Economic Forum chose him as one of the 100 “Global Leaders of Tomorrow” for 2002.

Alex Galloway/USA. Member of Rhizome.org; lectures frequently on issues of electronic art and technological culture; one of the founders of RSG (Radical Software Group).

Rüdiger Wischenbart/A/D. Journalist and consultant; Since 1979, he has been writing on contemporary literature, on media and cultural industries and on politics and identities in Central and Southeast Europe.