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Conference: 101010 - Cell Phone Justice
Date Sunday October 10
Time 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Eastside Alliance Community Center
2277 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606
Event Type Conference
Emailinfo.bcnm [at]
UC Berkeley's 0n0n0n series of conferences continues with 10/10/10: Cell Phone Justice, a conference concerned with the cell phone's impact on crime and justice. Informed by recent events where cell phones played a role in the fight for justice, and other events where cell phones played a role in perpetrating crimes, panelists will discuss some social and cultural complexities of the most ubiquitous handheld device on the planet.

Cell phones are tools of justice, crime and liberation but also tools of surveillance. The individual gains expressive freedoms, while the corporate powers that shape our communities gain data. This data about our daily habits and trajectories plays a role in predicting human activity, which could help us achieve better collective welfare. On the other hand, it may become necessary to deprogram from cell phone usage, and learn what, beyond information, makes life precious.

Organized by Dr. Cecil Brown and artist and Professor Greg Niemeyer (UC Berkeley) at the Center for New Media.

101010 Panelists include:
* Dr. Heather Horst, UC Humanities Research Institute, UC Irvine
* Gabriella Wilson, KPFA News Analyst
* Cephus Johnson, Uncle of Oscar Grant
* Hodari Davis, Senior Director of Youth Speaks
* Asha Richardson, Merritt College teacher and Founding Member of Mobile Action Lab
* Eric Arnold, Bay Area Journalist and Net Neutrality Specialist
* Azeem, International Hip-hop Artist and Actor
* George Haynes, School of Information, UC Berkeley
* Jabari Mahiri, Education, U C Berkeley and Author of Digital Tools for Urban Schools

Panels will address:
* The criminal, legal, and social uses of cell phone technology
* A case study of the impact of cell phones for Jamaicans, Haitians, and Dominican Republicans
* How the cell phone can bring about educational and learning justice
* The cell phone's use helping low-income students produce music
* The relationship between music, mobile media, and oral culture
Added to the calendar on Friday Sep 24th, 2010 10:35 PM
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