[IAEP] [Grassroots-l] Watch "WEB: The Film" for free today
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Mon Nov 17 12:46:12 EST 2014
On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> This came in via Twitter.
> From their site:
> "The 'One Laptop Per Child' project aims to give children from the
> world's poorest and most isolated corners access to the Internet's
> infinite world of knowledge. In the deserted Peruvian village Antuyo
> live a hundred inhabitants. They live in isolation from modern society
> and their way of life is unaffected by the technological developments
> of the past two centuries. All this changes when a boat arrives in the
> village with 14 laptops, a generator and a satellite dish. 5-year-old
> Roy goes to school the next day and is for the first time introduced
> to what is now to be the instrument of his learning. In 'Web', Michael
> Kleiman has closely followed the project's expansion to Peru, from
> Roy's first tentative keystrokes on the white keyboard and all its
> teething problems. An optimistic film about the new opportunities,
> communities and changes that modern technology brings with it."
> Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Professor, Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
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Kevin Cole, RHCE
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