Web We Want Festival - Full Programme


Tim Berners-Lee
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We can now announce our full line up for the Web We Want Festival:
Saturday - Festival Programme
Sunday - Festival Programme



Sir Tim Berners-Lee will be in conversation with Professor Richard Susskind OBE on Saturday evening to discuss the past, present and future of the web - and tickets for the event are available now.

The remaining events are all FREE - and there is plenty to see, hear, learn and do.

Elite
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- Experience retro computing with video game consoles and home computers from the 1980s.
- Find out how the web is changing the worlds of art, education and activism.
- Get a view of the Web from Africa, Asia, China and South America.
- Learn to build a website - and find out how ours works!

Plus help shape a Magna Carta for the internet, and hear discussions on the Web and women, gaming and young people - plus many more digital delights.

Check out the latest schedules below - and join us for weekend on the Web!

Saturday - Festival Programme
Sunday - Festival Programme
Sep 19 2014 • 0 notes

Web We Want Festival - Jane McGonigal



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If you want to see collaborative creativity and ingenuity on the Web, just check out the Minecraft tutorial videos on YouTube. You’ll find epic wonders created by teams as big as 100 players working around the clock, for four months, to build everything from full-scale replicas of ancient cities, to the entirety of Hogwart’s fictional hallowed halls. Players have even figured out how to build working quantum computers inside the game. Best of all, in their tutorial videos, they teach each other how to do it. Collaborative creativity and Web learning culture at is finest.

Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Tell us about the Web that YOU want by answering one of our five key questions and tweeting/posting your response.

Sep 17 2014 • 0 notes

Web We Want Festival - Cory Doctorow




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We should be focusing on the terrible risks to all Internet users arising from the decision to put DRM in browsers, which means that reporting vulnerabilities in the interfaces to our whole world becomes a potential felony, meaning that the Web has been turned into a legally protected, long-lived reservoir of vulnerabilities to be exploited by spies, voyeurs, identity thieves, and governments of all sorts.

Cory Doctorow, journalist, author and co-founder of the Open Rights Group.

Tell us about the Web that YOU want by answering one of our five key questions and tweeting/posting your response.

Sep 16 2014 • 0 notes

Web We Want Festival - Jonathan Zittrain




The Web is an extraordinary collective hallucination. Thanks to its protocols, a mundane flow of files from servers to browsers is transformed into embedded content of all kinds from all sources, seamlessly linked and woven together with no central conductor. If poker holds out the promise that a chip and a chair is all that’s needed to seek one’s fortune, the Web says that all it takes is imagination and a few bits of code or content to reach a near-limitless audience.

Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Internet Law at Harvard Law School.
Author of The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It.

Tell us about the Web that YOU want by answering one of our five key questions and tweeting/posting your response.

Sep 16 2014 • 0 notes