Clay Shirky

CLAY SHIRKY divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client/server infrastructure that characterizes the Web.

He is also an adjunct professor in NYU's graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology — how our networks shape culture and vice-versa.

Further Reading:

"Lord of the Cloud: John Markoff and Clay Shirky talk to David Gelernter"[4/25/09]

"Gin Television and Cognitive Surplus": A Talk by Clay Shirky [8.21.08]

"Is Google Making Us Stupid: A Reply to Nicholas Carr" [7.20.08]

"Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable" [3.17.08]

Beyond Edge: Clay Shirky's Internet Writings