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John Perry Barlow

Among many endeavors, John Perry Barlow has been a cattle rancher in Wyoming, a songwriter for the Grateful Dead, and the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has been protecting the free flow of information on the Internet since 1990. He wrote the introduction to the first PGP Users Manual. He is co-founder with Daniel Ellsberg of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He remains on the board of these organizations. He has been a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. He has been writing about society in Cyberspace since 1988 and was first to apply that name to the global social space it presently describes. In 1996, he wrote *A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace*, an object of derision over much of its 2 decade lifespan, but  now thought by many to be prophetic. His 1993 essay for Wired, *The Economy of Ideas* permanently changed the legal conversation around “intellectual property.” As a consequence, he was a founding Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In 2013, he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. More recently, he cofounded and and is helping run Algae Systems, a enterprise that transforms sewage and atmospheric CO2 into energy positive drinking water and carbon-negative transportation fuel. He is the father of three daughters and his primary aspiration is to be a good ancestor.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, February 28

10:00am PST