Future Salon with guest speaker Howard Rheingold April 11th 2012 6:00 - 8:00 PM
- Hi everyone,
Iâm proud to announce that Howard Rheingold will be joining us
for a Future Salon event in SAP Labs Palo Alto. Please fill out our
Google form if youâre interested in attending:
Howard will talk about his new book, âNet Smartâ and how
we can use digital media so that they help us become empowered
participants rather than passive consumers? In Net Smart, Howard will
show us how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all,
We plan to purchase 20 of his books so he can sign them for the
attendees that decide to buy them. Please indicate if youâre
interested in buying one so I can order additional ones before the
You can learn more about his book by viewing the books webpage and
viewing Howard's short video: http://rheingold.com/netsmart
Please feel free to share this invite with others but note that space
will be limited.
More on Howardâs new book: âNet Smartâ
Mindful use of digital media means thinking about what we are doing,
cultivating an ongoing inner inquiry into how we want to spend our time.
I outline five fundamental digital literacies, online skills that will
help us do this: attention, participation, collaboration, critical
consumption of information (or âcrap detectionâ), and
network smarts. I explain how attention works, and how we can use our
attention to focus on the tiny relevant portion of the incoming tsunami
of information. I describe the quality of participation that empowers
the best of the bloggers, netizens, tweeters, and other online community
participants; I examine how successful online collaborative enterprises
contribute new knowledge to the world in new ways; and I present a
lesson on networks and network building.
There is a bigger social issue at work in digital literacy, one that
goes beyond personal empowerment. If we combine our efforts wisely, it
could produce a more thoughtful society: countless small acts like
publishing a Web page or sharing a link could add up to a public good
that enriches everybody.
I hope to see you there!
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- Just a little reminder of the Future Salon with Howard Rheingold
tomorrow evening, at 6pm PDT (GMT-7). And for those who can't make it
in person (like myself), here's the link for the webcast:
Thanks again to Aslan for picking up the ball and getting the Future
Salon rolling again!
Original announcement with full details: