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Friday, March 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Offline America, Why We Have A Digital Divide

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Some people carry the internet in their pocket and can't imagine a life without network. Some people have no internet at all and can't imagine a life with email. There is a complex combination of emotional, political and logistical reasons why 35% of Americans have no broadband at home and why 22% do not use the internet at all. We can't start solving the problem until we understand it. We'll untangle and explore those reasons from a variety of urban and rural perspectives, with an eye towards finding solutions and demythologizing the process. We'll give examples and we'll name names.
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Justin Grimes

PhD CandidateUniversity of MarylandJustin Grimes is a PhD candidate at that University of Maryland's iSchool and a research assistant at the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) as well as a member of the Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL). His research focuses on information... Read More →
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Fiona Morgan

Assoc in ResearchDeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy Duke UniversityFiona Morgan is an Associate in Research at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy at Duke University. She is working with Prof. James Hamilton on a project examining the information needs of low-income... Read More →
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Jessamyn West

COOMetaFilterJessamyn West is a community technologist, librarian, and moderator of the massive group blog MetaFilter. She has recently completed writing "Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide" which will be published in April 2011.


Friday March 11, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB

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