Reflections on 50 years of Internet

On October 29, 1969 the first packets of the Internet were sent.

To commemorate the Internet’s 50th birthday, the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London presents a series of reflections on the occasion, held in PechaKucha style, followed by a drinks reception – please join us!

Date: Wednesday November 6, 2019.
Time: 18:00 – 21:30 GMT
Register: Reservation essential

Talks by

Dr Sophie Bishop

Dr Mercedes Bunz, ‘Thank you internet, or how I got away from Kittler’

Dr Stuart Dunn, ‘Growing up tall and proud: Arpanet and the Cold War’

Dr Kate Devlin

Dr Ashwin Mathew, ‘Whose internet?’

Dr Conor McKeown, ‘Logic; Cryptography; The Internet: How Cracking Codes Led to Shaking Hands’

Dr Daniel Nemenyi, ‘Cybernetic Guerrilla Warfare’

Dr Claire Reddleman, ‘The Power of Abstraction: mapping the internet’

Dr Kristen Schuster, ‘The Internet Was Invented for Sharing Cat Photos…’

Dr Phottini Vrikki, ‘At the Internet’s Margins? After the Mainstreaming of Online Practices’

Films edited by Dr Marta Musso.

19:30-21:00: Reception

Anatomy Lecture Theatre (King’s Building K6.29), Strand Campus.