finally with good weather. Started by cycling on Monday using Boris's or Barclay's bikes all the way along the east canal up to Broadway Market in Hackney. Tuesday in Whitechapel Gallery with Tricia Drakes and then off to www.namastekitchen.co.uk with William Heath and Ian Brown. Wednesday with Bronac Ferran and Thomas Dolby's performance at Ditto on 190 New North Road on invisible lighthouse. One of the creative director Andrew is a star.
I got the CD signed by Thomas. Today is more of an ISOC meetings UK Chapter and then discussion with NBCUniversal who have recently been bought by Comcast. Completd the 263 proposal for the IGF in Bali 2013.. Reading more on trilateralism but really enjoying the whitefiles galleary. And reading some ITU /WTPF papers
This paper does not promise much conrete action, however, it does make me feel better that it is there. Knowing the authors from afar, I feel good since I know they are reliable folks! So good luck to them. And to the lawyers...
Went to the La Noble gallery curated exhibit today to look at Lottie Davies's photographs that were work coming out of other people's dreams. I liked the Viola photograph the most, with 2 twin babies in the green room, with their cold mother embarrasingly knitting...Afterwards to the bricklane gallery and then to Dragana Perisic's shop off Bricklane. I am wondering if I would be in London to go listen to Eric Schmidt's talk about the "Reshaping the Future of people" book he co-authored with Jared Cohen. In the write up there does not seem to be anything new, but I look forward to getting the nitty gritty key to to it. When talking about the books, I did not expect to see the word "multistakeholderization" of Internet goverance in the latest Ian and Chris's book "Regulating Code". I better be doing answers for my Internet Society candidacy to the Board again or working on the another Multistakeholder roundtable meeting in Lusaka in June... IGF, proposal, my master's assignment, the OII paper.
Spoke on Thursday and had a pleasure of meeting Nikolay Nikoforov, now a Minister of Telecommunications - who is an ex programmer. Mainly I said that it is difficult for some countries to embrace the Multistakeholder model to Internet governance since they do not have a developed Civil Society groups, etc.. and how it is important for ISOC to work with all stakeholders in Russia to bridge the gap between the nations in Internet governance challenges, be it a technical, policy or developmental one.
I am fortunate to have met Steve and served together with him on the Board of Internet Society in the past. Certainly, a man of action. And it is good to see how he delivers a speech on the past and future of Internet governance.
He says carefully that "the multistakeholder model on Internet governance (at ICANN) brings in various parties and it _currently_ meets the needs..."