Author of Imagining Web 3.0
, Lee-Roy Chetty was recently selected as one of 70 young global shapers to form a United Nations think tank in Geneva, Switzerland to research opportunities and challenges in a world of seven billion people.
Chetty, the science, media and technology contributing editor for both Radio 2000
and the Mail & Guardian
, will present as this month’s Speak2aScientist at Sci-Bono on Thursday, 21 June at 19:00.
Chetty began his career in advertising as a digital strategist at Ogilvy Cape Town, working on some of South Africa’s biggest and most loved brands. He holds a master’s degree in media studies from the University of Cape Town and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A two-time recipient of the National Research Fund Scholarship, Lee-Roy is currently completing his PhD at UCT and an economics degree with Unisa.
TOPIC: Imagining Web 3.0
– how will third generation internet transform media and society
DATE: Thursday, 21 June
TIME: 18:30 for 19:00
VENUE: Auditorium, Education Centre, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba Street, between Jeppe and President Streets, Newtown, Johannesburg
RSVP: Refilwe Pico at 011 639 8448 or email@example.com
Secure, lit parking is available directly in front of the building. Callum’s Coffee shop at Sci-Bono is open for light refreshments before the presentation.
Suitable for adults aged 15 and up, Speak2aScientist is Sci-Bono’s public engagement with science programme, providing an informal platform to engage and debate current topics in science and technology.