Internet en World Views: September 20, 2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about the righting of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the coast of Italy, and the two-hour outage of Iran's internet firewall that allowed citizens access to social media.&nbsp;</p><p>Later, a conversation with New Zealand filmmaker <a href="">Costa Botes</a>. He’s directed documentaries about Canadian sled dogs, a cross-dressing attorney, and the inventor of the <a href="">Jelly Belly</a> jelly bean.<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 13903 at World Views: September 20, 2013 Internet Firewall Failure Opens Window Of Optimism For Iranians <p></p><p></p><p>Word of the opening of&nbsp;Iran&#39;s&nbsp;blocked&nbsp;social&nbsp;media&nbsp;sites was spread, of course, by&nbsp;social&nbsp;media&nbsp;itself: in celebratory tweets and breathless Facebook posts.</p><p>Hours later, the same sites Tuesday chewed over the sobering reality that the four-year-old firewalls were back in place.</p><p>&quot;We&#39;ve seen what social media does in other parts of the Middle East in terms of organizing protests and resistance to their governments,&quot; says <a href="">Suzette Grillot</a>, the Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. &quot;So it raises issues of censorship, but also the critical importance of social media in the public life.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 13902 at Internet Firewall Failure Opens Window Of Optimism For Iranians Peter Gabriel's 'Interspecies Internet' The internet helps to connects people all over the world, but what if the internet could also connect dolphins, apes, elephants and other species with one another &#8212; and also with us?<p>That&#8217;s the goal of computer scientist <strong>Neil Gershenfeld</strong>. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:46:17 +0000 Here & Now 9272 at Peter Gabriel's 'Interspecies Internet'