Looking to the Future of the Media

Yale University will hold a symposium exploring the consequences of a merger of three major media outlets – broadcast television, cable and the Internet – on Thursday, April 29, 9:45 a.m.-4 p.m. in the auditorium of Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

The event, titled “Megamedium: The Convergence of Broadcast, Cable and Net Technologies,” is sponsored by the computer science department as its Alan J. Perlis Symposium, an annual event honoring a former Yale faculty member. This year’s symposium also celebrates the formation of the Center for Internet Studies at Yale. A reception will follow the symposium, which is free and open to the public.

David Gelernter, professor of computer science and codirector of the Center for Internet Studies, will present opening remarks at 9:45 a.m.

The symposium will feature the following guest speakers:

10 a.m. – Kris Bagwell, senior vice president and general manager of Nickelodeon Online, Internet version of the children’s cable television network;

11 a.m. – James Burger of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, PLLC, one of the nation’s oldest media law firms;

1 p.m. – David Fellows, chief technical officer of Road Runner Computer Systems, Inc., a computer systems manufacturer and full-service Internet provider;

2 p.m. – Miko Matsumura, chief strategist for BizTone, a firm offering Internet/Intranet services to businesses.

The speakers will join with Gelernter for a panel discussion at 3 p.m. For further information, call 432-1997 or visit the website at www.cs.yale.edu.

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Gila Reinstein: gila.reinstein@yale.edu, 203-432-1325