||Sunday, September 11, 2005
For those who are interested in the Internet's responses to disasters, here's something you may wish to attend, hosted by Jerry Michalski and Pip Coburn.
Incidently they've both been to Bombay - I spent some nice moments with
Pip at Juhu beach - he insisted on walking barefoot, and with Jerry by
the sea front and then peeking into his 'brain' !
Internet Reponses to Disasters
Yi-Tan Weekly Tech Call #50
Monday, September 12, 2005
the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center through the
Asian tsunami and the recent hurricane disaster in New Orleans,
Internet communities have evolved increasingly sophisticated and useful
response mechanisms. Blogs, wikis, photo-sharing sites and other
services have been put to use to improve rescue efforts,help collect
relief funds, find missing persons and structure recovery efforts.
these responses harness the newest features of the Net around focused,
important activities, they are a good barometer of what works on the
Net and harbingers of what that might mean for other spheres, such as
mainstream media, response agencies, participative design, citizen
mobilization and more.
Starting with a review of the relief
efforts after disasters from 9/11 to the present and accompanied by
friends who participated closely in Net relief efforts, we'll discuss
issues such as:
Our guests for this call will be Dina Mehta, Sascha Meinrath and Ed Vielmetti. Please check out (and add to) our Chronology of Net Responses to Disasters.
- What have we learned from event to event? How are the responses improving?
- What is missing? What would responders like to do that they can't do yet?
- How is this changing the dynamics of disaster relief?
As always, an IRC Chat will be available during the call, here.
Date: Monday, September 12, 2005
Time: 10:30 PDT, 1:30 EDT
|Primary Dial-in Number:
||1-800-615-2900 (Toll Free in USA and Canada)|
||1-661-705-2005 (for callers outside the USA and Canada)|
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Hope I get a good SkypeOut connection to be able to participate !
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