Sylvia Paull sends the announcement of a CyberSalon on Sunday March 19, which promises to be quite interesting. It’s at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley. 5PM-7PM. Here’s the description.
Bloggers and podcasters are suspicious of “elitist” big media and view the “democratizing” force of digital technology positively. In contrast, many traditional journalists regard most blogs, wikis and podcasts as amateurish and narcissistic. We wonder if expertise is, by definition, elitist. And we ask if expertise and elitism might indeed be necessary features of a high-quality media.
A Cybersalon panel of experts – including NY Times technology reporter and author John Markoff, BlogHer cofounders and bloggers Jory des Jardins and Lisa Stone, and blogger/podcaster/digital reporter Steve Gillmor — takes a critical look at the concepts of expertise and elitism in the dynamic Web 2.0 world.
The moderator is Andrew Keen, founder of the AfterTV.com podcast.
A $10 donation is requested for wine and cheese. Everyone is welcome, and the Hillside Club is wheelchair accessible.