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For Immediate Release: November 16, 2007
Contact: Gina Hebert, 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu

Technology Commentator, Author David Weinberger to Address Implications of the Digital Revolution at MBL Falmouth Forum, December 7

David Weinberger

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Technology guru David Weinberger, author, consultant and fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society will analyze the implications of the digital revolution in terms of modern-day business, education, politics, science, and culture in a Falmouth Forum lecture titled Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the MBL’s (Marine Biological Laboratory’s) Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. The lecture, presented by the MBL Associates, is sponsored by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and is free and open to the public.

Weinberger’s work focuses on how the Internet is changing human relationships, communication, and society. He is a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society and teaches Internet policy and culture at Harvard Law. His new book, Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder (Times Books) explores how the new principles of digital organization are transforming business, science, and knowledge itself. According to Weinberger, as we digitize information, we are reinventing the most basic principles of organization. This is affecting our notion of knowledge and authority across many disciplines, from education to science, to journalism.

Weinberger is a co-author of the bestselling The Cluetrain Manifesto and the author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined. His work has also appeared in Harvard Business Review, USA Today, and Wired, Salon, The Guardian, Esther Dyson's Release 1.0 and many others. He also writes the well-known blog Joho, is a commentator on National Public Radio, and a columnist for KMWorld and Il Sole 24 ore (Italy's leading financial daily newspaper). As a marketing consultant he has worked with many companies, from startups to Fortune 500s, on how the Internet is changing markets and customer expectations. During the 2004 presidential campaign, he was Senior Internet Advisor to the Howard Dean campaign, consulting on Internet policy. Weinberger has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto and lives in Boston.

Admission to this Falmouth Forum presentation is free and open to the public. A buffet dinner is available before the lecture at 6:00 p.m. in the Swope Center located near the auditorium. Dinner tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at either Eight Cousins Children’s Books, Main Street, Falmouth, or at the MBL’s Communications Office in the Candle House, 127 Water Street in Woods Hole. Dinner seats are limited and tickets are only available until they sell out or until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4. All tickets are nonrefundable. For more information contact the MBL’s Communications Office at 508-289-7423.

The Falmouth Forum will continue throughout the winter. The remaining lectures in the series are below.

January 4, 2008
"Susan B. Anthony, the Invincible!"
Sally Matson, actor and educator brings the life of the famous women’s suffrage activist to the stage.

January 25, 2008
“Making Fiction from Fact: The Writing of People of the Book"
Geraldine Brooks, author of the Pulitzer Prize winner, March
(Herman Epstein Endowed Lecture)

February 8, 2008
"An Overview of the First Year & Looking Ahead"
Ian Bowles, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

March 7, 2008
"The Media and the Presidential Campaign"
Lance Morrow, award-winning essayist for TIME magazine and author of eight books

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information and for full lecture descriptions, visit the Falmouth Forum web page.

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The MBL Associates are a group of individuals and businesses that support the scientific mission of the MBL through their gifts to the Annual Fund. The Associates sponsor educational and research programs for the MBL and raise funds for special projects. In addition, they operate the MBL Associates Gift Shop, located on Water Street in Woods Hole, the profits from which support scientific fellowships.