Greater Geneva and Western Switzerland
Meyrin - CERN - ForEveryone.Net
In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a unifying structure for linking information across different computers, and wrote a proposal in March 1989 called "Information Management: A Proposal". By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web! This documentary connects the future of the Web with the little-known story of its birth.
The screening (in English with French subtitles) will be followed by a discussion with some of the actors who witnessed the creation of the World Wide Web or who were early Web pioneers.
Discussion in French with simultaneous translation into English. Free event – mandatory booking on voisins.cern
Tuesday 12 March
Globe de la Science et de l'Innovation (CERN, Meyrin)
Event presented by CERN, in collaboration with the FIFDH, CineGlobe and the city of Meyrin
Peggie Rimmer Tim Berners-Lee’s supervisor at CERN from 1984 to 1990.
Ben Segal Internet promotor at CERN and Tim Berners-Lee’s mentor.
Jean-François Groff Early Web pioneer who collaborated closely with Tim Berners-Lee.
François Flückiger Internet promotor in Europe, his responsibilities at CERN have included the management of its World Wide Web team after the departure of Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.
Bruno Giussani Global Curator of the TED Conferences and Chairman of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)