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#005--August 12, 1998; For immediate release
Contact: Wallace Ravven
Phone: 415/338-1665

SFSU's multimedia lecture series to kick off August 20

Series to focus on the cultural and commercial implications of digital technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- August 12, 1998 -- The sweeping impact of digital technology will be the focus of a San Francisco State University fall lecture series beginning August 20. Sponsored by the University's Multimedia Studies Program in the College of Extended Learning, "The NetFuture Forum" will feature industry leaders discussing the role digital technology will play in the business, art, education, entertainment, and social interaction of the next century.

The downtown forum series begins on August 20 with Terry Winograd, professor of computer science at Stanford University and a leader in developing conceptual models for designing human-computer interactions. Winograd directs the Project on People, Computers and Design at Stanford. He is the founder of Action Technologies, a leading provider of Web-based workflow and work management software, and he consults regularly for Interval Research.

Future speakers in the forum series include Peter Samis, program manager for interactive educational technologies and associate curator of education at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, on October 1 and Amy Jo Kim, founder and creative director of the design studio Naima, on November 5.

All events will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Downtown Center of San Francisco State University, 425 Market Street, San Francisco. Ticket are $10 and will be sold at the door. More information may be obtained at the Multimedia Studies Program Website, or through e-mail:


This release was co-written by student writer, Edward Wilkinson.

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