A panel of internet cultural critics debates the successes and failures of "Web 2.0," using Wikipedia and its popular "wiki" model as an example.
"The Cult of the Amateur" with speakers Andrew Keen and Ori Brafman. Mary Hodder moderates.
Andrew Keen is the author of the book, "The Cult of the Amateur: How the Democratization of the Digital World is Assaulting Our Economy, Our Culture, and Our Values." He is the founder and former CEO of Audiocafe.com and is considered a leading contemporary critic of the internet. Andrew is currently the Founder and Chief Executive of afterTV LLC.
Mary Hodder is an information architect and interaction designer for several web service companies with social media sites. She works with companies in open source, photo sharing and blog aggregation, was at Technorati, and recently completed a survey of the current state of research and development in academia in the area of New Media for the American Press Institute. She is a blogger at Napsterization (napsterization.org/stories/) and an original author at bIPlog (the first UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism blog, on the topic of intellectual property, security and privacy).
Ori Brafman is the co-author of the book "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations." Born in Israel and raised in Texas, Ori Brafman has been a lifelong entrepreneur. Ori holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Universitys Graduate School of Business.
When he was still in college, he co-founded Vegan Action, which successfully launched a network with thirty-six national and international chapters. He brought vegan foods into numerous college dining halls. Ori co-founded Global Peace Networks, which catalyzed a network of CEOs working on conflict resolution and economic development in Africa and the Middle East.