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“Who Owns the Digital City?” Public Lecture featuring Jaron Lanier

Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Who Owns the Digital City?The conference brings together policymakers, technologists, engineers, activists and intellectuals to explore how information and communication technologies are changing the governance, social experience, management and study of our cities. This is a part of a larger project at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs to explore the main critical policy issues raised by the digital revolution, which is upending entire fields and industries and causing many changes in our daily lives. The latest phase of information and communication technology development will have a particularly powerful effect on our cities and regions, leading to new paradigms of urban management, public decision-making and participation, social interaction, and social-scientific methodology.  RSVP to: uclaluskindigitalcities.eventbrite.com  Sponsors: IBM CorporationFord FoundationUCLA Luskin School of Public AffairsUCLA Vice Chancellor of Research   Cosponsor: UCLA Engineering   THURSDAY, APRIL 24: OPENING KEYNOTE FEATURING JARON LANIER   Schedule: 6:00 pm:               Conference Keynote: Jaron Lanier Virtual reality pioneer, computer scientist, artist, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people in the world and author of “Who Owns the Future?” (the New York Times called the book one of the most important reads of 2013)   Location:           UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs – Third Floor Terrace     FRIDAY, APRIL 25: CONFERENCE   Location:             UCLA De Neve, Plaza Room    Draft Schedule   9:00:      Registration & Continental Breakfast   9:30:      Welcome Frank Gilliam, Dean, UCLA Luskin School of Public AffairsPeter Marx, Chief Innovation Technology Officer, Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles                 10:00:    Panel One: Big Data Laura Kurgan, Associate Professor of Architecture, Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL), Director of Visual Studies, School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning, ColumbiaErnest Wilson, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Technology, City of San Francisco Gil Elbaz, President & CEO, Factual                 11:45:    Lunch   12:30:    Panel Two: Social Interaction & Citizen Participation Fred Turner, Associate Professor, Stanford Paul Dourish, Professor, Co-Director Center for Social Computing, Informatics and Computer Science, University of California, IrvineChristine Gaspar, Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy Catherine Geanuracos, CEO & Founder, New Economy Campaigns   2:15:      Panel Three: Governance & Urban Management Mark Dixon, IT Architect, Creator of Smarter Local Government and Cognitive Digital Democracy, IBMDan Hoornweg, Associate Professor and Jeffrey S. Boyce Research Chair in Natural Gas (NG) as a Transportation Fuel, University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyRiel Miller, Chief of Section of Foresight, UNESCO Steve Reneker, General Manager, Information Technology Agency, City of Los Angeles   4:00:      Closing      


Apr 24
6:00 pm-8:30 pm


TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States