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Entering the Digital Era

Date: 08/02/2012

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Continuing Education and Conference Center

Cost: $50


This weekday morning seminar is offered by the College of Continuing Education's LearningLife program.


Converting technology from analog to digital format in the 1980s unleashed a revolution in knowledge sharing not seen since the printing press. Often compared to the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, the information age radically transformed our view of the world. With its ubiquitous entertainment, instant communications, and online connectivity, digital technology opened new avenues for free speech and provided access to a "podium" traditionally reserved for only the most powerful. It also ushered in an age of mass surveillance, piracy of intellectual property, Internet predators, and media saturation. Join a reporter on the cutting edge of technology as he discusses the social and political impact of the digital era.

Instructor John Moe is the host of American Public Media's "Marketplace Tech Report." He also is a former host of "Weekend America" and "The Works," a long-running business and technology program on the NPR affiliate in Seattle. He is the author of Conservatize Me (William Morrow, 2006), a book chronicling his attempts to become a conservative, and his writing has been included in numerous humor anthologies. Before joining public radio, he served as a senior editor at Amazon.com.


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LearningLife is a program of the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education. Established in 1913, the College provides high-quality continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities for professional development, personal enrichment, career transitions, and academic growth.


  • Name: College of Continuing Education Information Center
  • E-mail: cceinfo@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-4000
  • Sponsored by: College of Continuing Education

More information: http://z.umn.edu/7k6

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the College of Continuing Education Information Center at 612-624-4000 or at cceinfo@umn.edu.

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