Lessig at Wikimania 2006. Photo by Gus Freedman.Homepage photo: Lessig.org
A few weeks ago I was in Boston for Wikimania 2006, the second annual conference where wiki-folk of all types come together to talk about whats new and exciting in the wiki-world. As you can imagine, it was a veritable Woodstock for the free culture movement—the ongoing mission to provide free and unrestricted access to precious informational commodities (including encyclopedias, textbooks and software) on the Internet.
One of the movements most noteworthy proponents is Lawrence Lessig, a professor of cyberlaw at Stanford University and the founder of the nonprofit organization Creative Commons. His speech at Wikimania was among the more inspiring calls to action I have ever witnessed [you can watch it on Google Video below]. Simply put, if youre reading this blog (or any blog, for that matter), you should know Lawrence
To that end, PopSci.com is giving you the chance to become better acquainted with one of the Internets greatest thinkers. Were sitting down with Lessig on Thursday, August 24, and would love to present him with questions from our readers. Add them in the comments section below, or e-mail them to email@example.com by Wednesday, August 23. Lessigs responses will be made available on PopSci.com next week. —John Mahoney
Lessigs speech at Wikimania 2006 (Google Video or MP3 audio).
Lawrence Lessig: Wikipedia