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Cognitive Surplus

Department of Management public lecture

Date: Monday 28 June 2010 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Clay Shirky
Chair: Dr Carsten Sørensen

Update: 17 June: We are delighted to confirm that Clay Shirky will stay after the lecture to sign copies of his new book which will be available on sale at the event. He will also stay for a networking drinks reception which all audience members are invited to attend. Drinks will be available from a cash bar.

For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In his new book Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky examines the changes we will all enjoy as our untapped resources of talent are put to use at last.

Clay Shirky teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where he researches the interrelated effects of our social and technological networks. He has consulted with a variety ofgroups working on network design, including Nokia, the BBC, Newscorp,Microsoft, BP, Global Business Network, the Library of Congress, the US Navy, the Libyan government, and Lego. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, Harvard Business Review,
Business 2.0, and Wired.

This event marks the publication of his latest book Cognitive Surplus|.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.

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