The Master Switch
Presentation of the book by the American writer and Professor at Columbia University Tim Wu, in cooperation with Hellenic American College and Gialos Editions…
In his book The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, Tim Wu introduces readers to the historical, evolutionary path of the Information Industry and its components during the last century. He describes and analyzes the development of telephony, radio, film, and television from their invention up to this day, when old technologies have rapidly turned obsolete due to the Internet. Wu chronicles the turning points and highlights the role played by key figures of the century’s information landscape. He reveals a distinctive pattern through time consisting of the creation of monopolies and their disruption.
Speaking at the event will be: George Matthiopoulos (translator of the book, writer, and Professor at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens), George Pleios (Professor, writer and Head of the Communication and Mass-Media Department at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and George Lagogiannis (General Manager at Space Hellas, Electrical Engineer, writer and contemporary Telecommunication networks specialist).
The event will be moderated by journalist, Tasos Telloglou.
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College, Gialos Editions|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Type||Talk - Presentation|
|Participants||George Lagogiannis, George Matthiopoulos, George Pleios, Tasos Telloglou|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|