Technology and the Global Economy with discussants John Seely Brown and William N. Joy. Moderated by James Fallows.
Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion.
John Seely Brown
John Seely Brown, commonly referred to as “JSB,” is a visiting scholar and advisor to the provost at the University of Southern California and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. Prior to that, he was the chief scientist of Xerox Corporation and director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a position he held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, JSB expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as the management of radical innovation, organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, and nanotechnologies. JSB is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) and the National Academy of Education, a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and of AAAS, and a trustee of the MacArthur Foundation. He serves on numerous public and private boards. He is the author of several books including, most recently, A New Culture of Learning with Douglas Thomas.
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.
Bill Joy joined KPCB in 2005 as a Partner in KPCB's Greentech Practice. He helped develop KPCB's strategy for addressing the twin problems of climate change and sustainability. Joy was previously a founder and Chief Scientist of Sun Microsystems.
Before co-founding Sun, Joy designed and wrote Berkeley UNIX, the first open source operating system with built-in TCP/IP. In 1995 he installed the world's first citywide WiFi network in Colorado. His many contributions were recognized in a FORTUNE cover story that called him the "Edison of the Internet."