Tech Atlas SF: 40th Anniversary of the Internet

I’m pleased to announce that on October 27, I’m hosting the first of a series of monthly panel discussions called Tech Atlas SF (Facebook, Twitter) — where we’ll tackle global tech issues, many of which I’m probably covering anyway and/or am generally interested in. We’ll invite notable guests from the Bay Area (and sometimes farther afield) to come and chat with me at the Parisoma coworking space in San Francisco (10th/Howard, near Civic Center BART).

You can RSVP via the LIFT Conference website or by email: Seating is very limited!

October 29, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. On that day, a small unknown laboratory at UCLA unleashed a force that has since spread to every corner of the globe, revolutionizing communications forever. Just two days before the actual anniversary, we will be looking back at the early days of the ARPANET and will explore what its future holds over the next 40 years.

For this first edition October 27 at 7:00 pm, we have the privilege of featuring Katie Hafner and Brewster Kahle and the show will be broadcast live on SF Appeal and VidSF.

“Tech Atlas SF” is a monthly one hour LIVE WEB TV SHOW. Passionate people come and discuss how globally-relevant technology is impacting our lives.

The show is organized by Cyrus Farivar & Danny O’Brien and is hosted by PariSoMa Coworking Space.

RSVP by email ONLY at (15 seats only) with your name and activity.

We’re also looking for sponsors. Emails us at to find out more.

More about the panelists:

katie hafner brewster kahle danny obrien Cyrus Farviar

Katie Hafner, author of “Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet” (Simon & Schuster, 1998), former New York Times reporter.

Brewster Kahle, founder of The Internet Archive.

Danny O’Brien, EFF, international outreach coordinator.

Cyrus Farivar, freelance tech journalist (NPR, PRI’s The World, CBC), author of the forthcoming “The Internet of Elsewhere” (Rutgers University Press, 2011)


What: Tech Atlas SF
Where: Parisoma Coworking Space ; 1436 Howard St. (@ 10th)
When: October 27, 2009 ; 7-9 pm