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Connectivity of the Internet: Tech Talk + Film Screening

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You’re invited to join Tech in Motion's (http://www.techinmotionevents.com/)very first film screening!

We will be hosting this featured tech talk and film screening on Thursday, March 26th at Sunshine Cinema (http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/NewYork/SunshineCinema.htm).

The night will consist of a cocktail hour, brief talk on the "Connectivity of the Internet" by Dennis Crowley, Founder of Foursquare (https://twitter.com/dens) and a private screening of the documentary: Web, The Film (http://webthefilm.com/). The event will wrap up with a Q&A and networking session.

Schedule:

6:00-6:50 Cocktail Hour & Networking

7:00-7:20 Co-founder & CEO of Foursquare, Dennis Crowley, (https://twitter.com/dens) talks on "Connectivity of the Internet"

7:20 Film Begins (80 minutes long)

8:40 Q&A/Networking

9:00 Event Ends

More on Web, The Film (http://webthefilm.com/):

WEB is a feature-length documentary film about the intersection of the Internet, interdependence, and personal connections. For 10 months, Director Michael Kleiman lived in small villages in the Andes Mountains and Amazon Jungle in Peru. While there, he lived with families and documented the villagers’ first experience with computers and the Internet via the One Laptop per Child program.

As the children and their parents engage with communications technologies for the first time, the film is a deeply relevant consideration of the digital world we find ourselves in, the tremendous implications we are beginning to see all around us, and the changing definition of connection – both remote technological connection and face-to-face human connection. With interviews from luminaries like Vint Cerf (co-inventor of the Internet) Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Nicholas Negroponte, and writer Clay Shirky, WEB explores the possibilities that emerge when the disconnected get online, and what it means for our future.

More on Dennis Crowley (https://twitter.com/dens):

Dennis is the co-founder and CEO of Foursquare, overseeing the strategic vision and product roadmap that has grown the Foursquare community to more than 50 million people around the world. Dennis has been a pioneer in imagining ways to help people discover the world around them using data and social encouragement. He previously founded Dodgeball, one of the first mobile social services, which was acquired by Google in 2005.

He holds degrees from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He is also a winner of the "Fast Money" bonus round on the TV game show Family Feud.

Favorite tastes: big buck hunter, cocktails, pinball, lobster rolls, dive bars, crab rangoons, street art, root beer, and scotch eggs.

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As always we would like to thank our sponsors Workbridge Associates (http://www.workbridgeassociates.com/locations/new-york) and Jobspring Partners (http://www.jobspringpartners.com/locations/new-york) for sponsoring this month’s event.

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