Author Series with Andrew Blum: What is the internet?

Acclaimed journalist Blum discusses his new book Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:00 PM
PowerSPACE
330 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
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Fee: Free for NYTECH members and sponsors. $20.00 for non-members.

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Everyone thinks they know the Internet. The most powerful information network ever conceived—an indispensable tool and constant companion in both our professional and personal lives. We’re all connected but connected to what?

Please join the New York Technology Council and acclaimed journalist Andrew Blum for an engaging discussion on his new book TUBES: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, a dramatic story of the internet's development and how it all works. From the room in L.A. where the Internet began to the busiest streets in Manhattan as new fiber optic cable is laid down; from the coast of Portugal as a new transatlantic undersea cable that connects West Africa and Europe is laid down to the Great Pyramids of our time,  the monumental data centers that Google and Facebook have built in the wilds of Oregon--Andrew will explain how they all impact our lives and shape the world we live in.

Doors open at 6PM for networking and discussion starts at 6:20PM.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew BlumAndrew Blum is the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, the first book-length look behind the scenes of our digital lives, at the physical heart of the Internet itself.  When he is not immersed in the Internet’s depths, Blum writes about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel—all subjects arising out of his interest in the relationship between place and technology. Since 1999, his articles and essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, The New Yorker, Business Week, Metropolis, Popular Science, Gizmodo, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, and Slate, among many other publications.

Blum has degrees in literature from Amherst College and in human geography from the University of Toronto, and lives in his native New York City.

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