|April 23rd : Official launch of FreeCulture.org
||[Apr. 9th, 2004|12:34 am]
Free Culture Swarthmore
On Friday, April 23rd, we will officially launch FreeCulture.org, an international student movement for free culture! Lawrence Lessig will be coming to speak here at Swarthmore College in Science Center 101 at about 7pm. The subject of his speech will be what free culture is, why students should care about it, and what students can do about it. We'll also let him plug his new book Free Culture if he wants to, because it is seriously awesome :-) |
Eric Eldred will also be here that afternoon with the Internet Bookmobile, which is a mobile printing press that downloads public domain books from the Web and prints and binds them on the spot, for FREE. (At least, it's free once we give him the paper!)
The event will be open to the public, and we would really love to have students come from as many other colleges as possible, so contact us if you need a place to crash overnight. We will have a "summit" of concerned students that night, where we will discuss where we will take the free culture movement next. If you need any help with directions or train schedules, a good place to start is the Swarthmore visitors page.
Incidentally, this occurs right at the end of "Ride the Tide to Swarthmore", a program where admitted students stay a couple of nights at Swarthmore to get a feel for the place. Hopefully not too many prospective Swatties will have left by the time Lessig arrives!
Finally, we've created a FreeCulture.org livejournal community, freeculture. Go join it, or suffer dire consequences! :-D
See the official Swarthmore College press release