7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Hosted by Social Media Week Rotterdam
nhow Rotterdam | Nyan Cat Room Wilhelminakade 137 Rotterdam Zuid-Holland 3072 AP
This September Social Media Week will serve as the global launch platform for the acclaimed featured documentary film WEB. Screenings will take place on the same day at SMW gatherings around the world. Social Media Week Rotterdam offers it’s attendee’s an unique first look at this documentary film. The complementary networking drink and finger food in the Bar/Kitchen of nhow Rotterdam afterwards will drive the global conversation surrounding the issues and themes raised in the film. Maarten Reijgersberg, founder of Social Media Week Rotterdam will be your host this evening.
About the Film
What will the world look like when everyone is connected?
WEB is a feature-length documentary film about the intersection of the Internet, interdependence, and personal connections. For 10 months, Director Michael Kleiman lived in small villages in the Andes Mountains and Amazon Jungle in Peru. While there, he lived with families and documented the villagers’ first experience with computers and the Internet via the One Laptop per Child program.
As the children and their parents engage with communications technologies for the first time, the film is a deeply relevant consideration of the digital world we find ourselves in, the tremendous implications we are beginning to see all around us, and the changing definition of connection – both remote technological connection and face-to-face human connection. With interviews from luminaries like Vint Cerf (co-inventor of the Internet) Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Nicholas Negroponte, and writer Clay Shirky, WEB explores the possibilities that emerge when the disconnected get online, and what it means for our future.
Venue & Location
nhow Rotterdam | Nyan Cat RoomWilhelminakade 137
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3072 AP