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Communication Design Center Special Program -- After the Showing of "The Social Network" Discussion with Participants

2010-12-20 (Mon) 4:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

The Social Network, a film about the man who founded the largest internet social networking website Facebook will be shown from January 15, 2011 throughout Japan. This movie depicts the making of the social networking service of 500 million friends begun by a 19 year-old student at Harvard University in a dormitory room.

The Communication Design Center will hold a showing --for university students-- of the movie followed by a discussion under the theme of communication and social networking services on Monday, December 20.

Registration starts at 4:30 p.m.

Lectures start at 5:00 p.m. (To be closed at 8:15 p.m.)


Part 1: General Education Large Lecture Room

Part 2: OSCD Orange Shop, Building I, Graduate School of Engineering Science

Both are on the Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University.


Part 1: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. A showing of The Social Network

Part 2: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Discussion about The Social Network

Intended for: undergraduate & graduate students


Part 1: 250

Part 2: approximately 50

There is no entrance fee; however, registration is required.

Application deadlines:

Osaka University students: Monday, December 13

Students from other universities: Wednesday, December 8

How to apply:

Send the following information by email or postal mail.

1. The name of a representative of the applicants

2. The representative's address and postal code

3. The representative's telephone number

4. The representative's email address

5. The number of applicants (a maximum of 5)

6. Names of applicants, names of their schools, and their school years

7. The portion(s) of the program that the applicants want to participate in

A: Parts 1 and 2

B: Only part 1

Mail to:

Osaka University Students:

Students from other universities:

Address: Movie showing staff of The Social Network, PO Box 191, Osaka Branch, Japan Post Service 530-8612

If applicants exceed the quota, attendees will be chosen by lottery. Successful applicants will be informed by email or postcard.

Only persons possessing an admission slip will be admitted to the venues.

Admission slips transferred or resold to others will be invalid. Persons coming after the movie showing has started will be refused entrance to the venue. Please note that this movie showing will be used in the movie's PR activities.

Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University, Asahi Newspapers

In cooperation with: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Date: 2010-12-20 (Mon) 4:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
Contact: Communication Design Center

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