May 26, 2004 James Der Derian of the InfoTechWarPeace Project presented "The Question of Information Technology in an Age of Terror" for MIT's Computing Culture Group in December. A webcast of the talk is available at the MIT Media Lab website.
During his presentation, Der Derian previewed the project's latest accomplishment, After 9/11, an hour-long film that tracks the emergence of an Age of InfoTerror, from the terrorist attack of September 2001 to the information war leading up to the Iraq War. After 9/11 also served as a backdrop for his talk during which he stated, "I think we've entered a new age of terror in the twenty-first century, and in it, information technology, the new nexus of war and terror, will become the most pressing question."
The MIT Computing Culture group, led by Chris Csikszentmih?lyi, works to create unique media technologies for cultural applications. Csikszentmih?lyi, who introduced Der Derian at the December meeting, has been a guest of InfoTechWarPeace for the Dis/Sim Symposium.
For more information about InfoTechWarPeace, visit the project website or contact Annick Wibben at Annick_Wibben@brown.edu or by phone at 401.863.3473.