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Larry is the Executive Director of the Benton Foundation based in
Washington, D.C. At Benton since 1989, he has helped nonprofit
foundations integrate media techniques and communications
technologies into their
social change and community building initiatives.
He created a ten-volume series,
"Strategic Communications for Nonprofits,"
and has played a leadership role in national
campaigns on behalf of
children. He developed Benton's Communications Policy Project,
equips public interest groups to shape the emerging communications
and organized the Public Interest Summit. The foundation
produces online information
services, videos and teleconferences, and held
an international conference on video as
a tool for issue advocacy. Prior
to Benton, Kirkman was the founding Executive Director
of the Labor
Institute of Public Affairs, the video, television and advertising arm of
AFL-CIO. He also established The American Film Institute's program
for television and
video, where he created The National Video Festival. He
has been a video and television
producer since 1970, and taught media
production and studies at The American University.
Pat Hynds, Political Affairs Editor at the
Latin America Data Base, University of New Mexico,
is responsible for the production of "NotiSur," the weekly bulletin on Latin American
politics. Ms. Hynds received her B.A. in Spanish and Chicano Studies from California
State University at Northridge, and an M.A. in Mexican-American Studies, with a
specialist credential in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Education. Ms. Hynds taught in Los
Angeles before going overseas with the Maryknoll Society. In Nicaragua, she helped
create "Envio," a monthly publication on political and social events. She traveled
extensively in the U.S., Latin America and Asia, writing and speaking on the Latin
American political and social situation. Ms. Hynds worked in Lima, Peru, as the director
and editor of "Noticias Aliadas/Latinamerica Press," a publication covering Latin
America and the Caribbean. Ms. Hynds returned to the US in 1994. Her areas of
expertise include general Latin American politics, US-Latin American relations,
church-state relations in Latin America, and the social effects of economic policies.
Nigel will have mere days before the CN96 conference received an MILS
degree from the University of Michigan SILS. His work there has
focused on technical support and research for both the Internet Public Library (where he is
technical coordinator) and the Humanities Text Initiative (where
he is a project programmer). He enjoys teaching, technical support,
technical support as a vehicle for teaching, beauty and truth in
programming, computational theory, and human computer interaction. He
likes to take things apart to see how they work, this gets him in
He can be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Lisa Kimball, Ph.D.
Dr. Lisa Kimball is a principal in Metasystems Design
Group (MDG) which has provided consulting and network support
services to organizations since 1983. MDG is also the creator
and sponsor of The Meta Network which supports purposeful
conversation in a fully interactive web-based environment. Lisa
specializes in the human and social roles required to create
and build effective interactive communities and has facilitated
on-line groups for diverse applications in business,
government, and education as well as community networking.
MDG was part of the team which set up the Public Electronic
Network in Santa Monica,CA and is currently working with a new
community network in Salem, Oregon. Lisa has been consulting
with PBS for the past three years to train and support the
facilitators of on-line learning communities which currently
involve more than 3,000 teachers based at local PBS licensee
stations across the country. Lisa is also a lead consultant on
the Military Health Systems 2020 project which currently
involves 300 people in on-line future scenario development
teams to reinvent health care delivery for the next 25 years.
Other current client projects involve the National Education
Association, Industry Canada, the Federal Judicial Center, and
the Organization Development Network.
Lisa has worked extensively with projects involving on-line
teaching and learning and is currently teaching an on-line
course for the California Institute of Integral Studies called
"Electronic Fire Building" using ideas from anthropology,
psychology, and architecture to support the design of vital
Metasystems Design Group, Inc.
2000 North 15th St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Barbara Hau is Clinical Coordinator for the La Plaza Telecommunity
Foundation NTIA Rural Diabetes and Hypertension Project. She is a
Nurse Practitioner who has a M.S.degree in Community Health Nursing from
Texas Women's University. Prior to coming to La Plaza, She coordinated
statewide public education and outreach for the CDC funded breast and
cervical cancer project for the Colorado Department of Health. Barbara has
extensive experience in community health and involvement of professional
and grassroots community groups in development of public education programs.
La Plaza Telecommunity Foundation
224 Cruz Alta, Suite E
Taos, NM 87571
David Hughes has been pioneering in 'community networking' since
1979 - before Web pages, before the Internet, before any of the current
large commercial online services such as Compuserve or AOL. He
started with the Old Colorado City Electronic Cottage BBS in the
working man's section of Colorado Springs in 1980.
He is the managing partner of the Old Colorado City Communications
company, which is an Internet provider, a systems integrator, and
consulting and implementation firm. With clients world-wide.
He is currently the Principal Investigator for the National Science
Foundation Wireless Field Tests for Education.
No licence, low cost or free, but high connectivity digital wireless
communications has been a continuing interest of Hughes, since his
focus is always on 'universal access' to networks, including remote,
rural, and minority culture telecommunications. Globally. He is
scheduled to help Mongolia get online where phone lines don't,
and won't exist. He designed, installed, and upgraded Big
Sky Telegraph network in Montana from 1988-1993, and trained its
key personnel to do it on their own and get the community networking
vision. And taught Plains Indian tribes how to create and distribute
their culture in online art forms via networks, from reservations.
He has consulted for the Congressional Office of Technological
Assesment (OTA). He was awarded the 1993 Electronic Freedom Foundation's
Pioneer Award for his work in grassroots telecommunications.
He assisted Carmen Gonzales and Dr. Tomas Atencio implement, technologically,
their Hispanic-culture 'La Resolana Electronica' project, and did the first
implementation of SalsaNet, at the Univ of New Mexico.
He is currently working with both rural schools, communitites, and
non-profit agencies of the heavily Hispanic San Luis Valley of Colorado, in
extending Internet connectivity at no operating cost to the towns of San Luis,
Monte Vista, and Center via FCC Part 15 wireless radio communications. He
installed the first BBS in the San Luis Valley, for the Christian Community Services
social services of the valley - La Cocina.
He believes in adapting
technonology to cultures, not cultures to technology. And empowering
communities by universally accessible (affordable) personal
telecommunications. Accordingly he is suspicious of elites,
wary of both big government and big business, and does not think
the 'Internet' is the only way to connect up people's minds on this
His various addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ken Komoski has been involved with community networking as an
avocation since 1985. In 1995, as part of his vocation as
Director of EPIE Institute he directed the MacArthur
Foundation-funded study, Creating Learning Communities:
Practical, Universal Networking for Learning in Schools and
Homes. Mr. Komoski has been Executive Director of EPIE Institute,
an educational research and evaluation agency since 1967. In the
mid 1985-86 he became involved as an educational consultant with
the planning of a community-networking project in Battle Creek,
Michigan, that failed to survive. In the early 90s he consulted
on the development of the IRENE, a highly successful county-wide
network in Indian River, Florida. Since 1994 he has been
instrumental in developing LINCT-East a five-town community
network in rural Eastern Long Island, New York, that led to
his founding of The LINCT Coalition (Learning and Information
Networks for Community Telecomputing, in 1995.
LINCT is a nationwide coalition of socially-concerned, nonprofit
organizations working together to help communities to achieve
universal access to electronic information and learning via
community networks and the Internet. The LINCT Model for
achieving electronic equity at the community level has been
adopted by developing community networks in Washington, D.C.,
New York City, and Chicago, as well as within its "testbed"
communities in Eastern Long Island.
Mr. Komoski lives in
Eastern Long Island, NY with his wife Joanna Komoski, a family
therapist, and where he is known as tennis player and jazz
David Jensen is Project Manager at the Getty Art History Information
Program. His current project, the "Los Angeles Concept: Visions of
Digital Communities" is a community-driven initiative that seeks to
imagine and explore models of particpatory culture for digital
communities and to use network technology to share cultural
resources. David is trained as an architect and media maker. Before
joining the Getty Center four years ago, he practiced architecture in
addition to producing and designing independent media. Since joining
the Getty, he has been responsible for public programs and research
projects that include: "Public Space/Culture Wars: Redefining the
Public Sphere in America;" "Cine City: Film and Perceptions of Urban
Space, 1895-1995"; "Power and Responsibility: Art Institutions and
Cultural Change"; and "Shifting Boundaries/Contested Spaces." David
is involved with a variety of community media, art, and housing
organizations. A self#described "information activist," he serves on
the boards of A.R.T., Inc. (Art Press) and Los Angeles Filmforum and
writes about media, architecture, and information issues.
Dewayne Hendricks is CEO of Warp Speed Imagineering, a Fremont, CA
based company which does research and development in the area of wireless
data devices and services. He is also currently Co-Principal Investigator
on the National Science Foundation Wireless Field Tests for Education
He was formerly the CEO and co-founder of Tetherless Access Ltd.,
which was one of the first companies to develop and deploy Part 15
unlicensed wireless metropolitan area data networks which used the TCP/IP
protocols. He has participated in the installation of these networks in
other parts of the world such as Kenya, Hungary, Mexico and Canada.
He has been involved with radio since his teens when he received
his amateur radio operator's license. He holds official positions for
several non-profit national amateur radio organizations and is a director
of the Wireless Communications Alliance, an industry group which represents
manufacteurs in the unlicensed radio industry.
Dewayne Hendricks, WA8DZP
Warp Speed Imagineering
43730 Vista Del Mar
Fremont, CA 94539-3204
Fax: (510) 770-9854
Packet Radio: WA8DZP @ K3MC.#NOCAL.CA.USA.NOAM
Dr. Kenneth J. Klingenstein is Director of Computing and Network Services
at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has overall responsibility
for computing, external networks and campus-wide networking on campus.
Dr. Klingenstein is a co-Principal Investigator on two related projects
that are exploring the role of networking in education and community. The
Boulder Valley Internet Project, supported in part by NSF and the Annenberg
Foundation, is a national testbed for the deployment and utilization of
networking in K-12. Curriculum projects such as Kids as Global Scientists
have helped define the values and effective applications of the technology.
The Boulder Community Network is an effort intended to provide a
sustainable and scalable model for community networking. Supported in part
as an NTIA demonstration site, its goals are to develop a comprehensive
information service, a distributed discussion mechanism, and specific
training and access services for underrepresented groups. BCN is at the
forefront of investigating the amalgamation and integration of large masses
of community information, production level services, distributed access
points, etc. Beyond these substantial issues lies the strategic goals of
using networks to reengineer social services and governmental activities,
augment educational processes, and addressing social inequities.
Dr. Klingenstein has been active in national and regional networking since
1985, serving as a member and former Chair of the Federal Networking
Council Advisory Committee (FNCAC), member of the Board for Farnet and as
co-founder of Colorado Supernet, among others. He is also on the Board of
Directors for CAUSE and serves on the CNI Steering Committee. He regularly
presents papers and seminars to professional networking and computing
groups, including Educom, INET and CAUSE. He has testified before Congress
on topics in networking. He is also an Adjunct Professor of
Telecommunications and teaches advanced courses in network management.
Lacey Jennings coordinates networking for the National Education Association's
Center for Innovation(NCI). NCI has multiple project initiatives which focus
on improving teaching
and learning in our public schools. Since its inception in the late '80's NCI
has been partnering with
schools, school districts, and university-district collaboratives to learn
more about the change process.
NCI learned early the importance of networking--electronic and face-to-face.
In 1987, we created the School
Network which linked all our sites along with educational researchers and
staff. Our goal was to narrow the gap
education and practice. To build shared knowledge and generate new insights.
SRN developed a culture of
collegiality and support.
Adopting the mantra, "A community in conversation about change." The spirit
of SRN along with the mantra are
caring NCI into a new
generation of networking. In her role as network coordinator, Lacey, is
coordinating the development of network
infrastructure which offers
a range of services and opportunities for the user.
Lacey holds a Master's degree in Education for George Mason University and has
been working with the Center for
almost five years.
1201 16th Street,N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
202 822 7893 Voice
202 822 7482 Fax
Sheryl Cormicle Knox
Sheryl Cormicle Knox
Kellogg/ALOT Community Networking Initiative
1026 E. Kearsley
Flint, MI 48502
phone: (810) 232-7111 x214
I am playing a pivotal role in an effort to equip, train, and energize
librarians and community organizations in Flint, Michigan to create a
WWW-based community network. Present and past collaborators include
University of Michigan School of Information (UM-SI), Flint Public Library
(FPL), Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative (MMLC), Apple Computer,
Library of Michigan, and the Community Stabilization and Revitalization
Project (CSR). Hats I've worn include project administrator, trainer,
webmaster, outreach coordinator and computer technician.
I grauduated in 1993 with an MILS from the University of Michigan School of
Information and Library Studies and proudly use the title Cybrarian.
Previously I have worked at the Consortium for International Earth Science
Information Network (CIESIN) on the Great Lakes Regional Environmental
Information System (GLREIS). I've also taught kindergarten in Los Angeles.
Teresa Hackler is the Project Director for the Smart Valley, Inc. Public Access
Network (PAN). In response to the high percentage of both technology have-nots
and know-nots as a global issue, PAN provides free, high-speed Internet access
at public kiosks throughout Silicon Valley. Central to this project is
empowering citizens of this region through equal access to information and
technology resources. The Smart Valley vision is to create an electronic
community by developing an advanced information infrastructure and the
collective ability to use it. Projects focus of facilitating the construction
of a pervasive, high speed communications system and information services that
will benefit all sectors of the community -- education, healthcare, local
government, business and the home. The infrastructure Smart Valley implements
will help transform the way we work, live and learn.
Teresa Hackler, Project Director, Smart Valley, Inc.
2520 Mission College Blvd. Suite 202, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Public Access Network: http://www.svi.org/pan.html
David Kennedy is currently the service manager and lead network support technician at
Integrity Networking Systems. David has been actively involved in the computer industry
for the past twelve years. He has held positions as a technician, network administrator,
and has owned his own P.C. sales business. David has a great deal of experience with
Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows NT, and a wide variety of networking hardware and software.
Integrity Networking Systems is one of the fastest growing total solution providers of computer
and networking products in the Southwest. Quality, commitment, and state-of-the-art products, combined
with the technical knowledge to build effective solutions for a wide variety of customers has
resulted in a growing list of satisfied clients.