How to make a fortune in applied philosophy by tyh12035


									        How to make a fortune
        in applied philosophy
            (and other uses of your Humanities degree)

                                                     Speaker: Stewart Butterfield,
                                                                          co-founder of flickr,
                                                                          the world’s leading
                                                                          on-line photo sharing site
                                                     Date:                November 24, 2008
                                                     time:                2:30-3:20 p.m.
                                                     Location: David Lam Auditorium,
                                                                          MacLaurin Building,
                                                                          Room 144

BA ‘96 Philosophy

Stewart Butterfield, co-creator of Flickr, is a recognized leader in the field of online development and design,
a Web 2.0 pioneer, and a visionary in social networking and online community building. The popular online
photo sharing site, Flickr is a cultural phenomenon. Because of its design, technology and user-generated
content, it’s also a defining member of the new generation of web start-ups; Web 2.0. Public and searchable
web sites reconnect new technologies to a fundamental human desire to create. Art making and news story
telling are redemocratized. Stewart’s interest in social networking and the creative potential of the new web
technology had its start in the Clearihue Building in the 1990s, where he says he spent hours exploring the
social possibilities of networked software and connecting with others in the genesis of the wired world. Ever
the philosopher, Stewart says “(work) has to be about more than just money. There’s got to be a reason for
what you’re doing. You actually have to care.”

                                      This session is free and open
                                      to all Humanities students. Register at

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