OK Go musician, Internet luminaries to memorialize Aaron Swartz

Memorial service for late RSS creator, Reddit co-owner being held Saturday in NYC

A memorial service for Aaron Swartz, the young Internet innovator who died last week while awaiting federal hacking-related charges, will be marked by the appearances of many well known within technology circles.

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According to an announcement of the memorial, Damian Kush from the band OK Go (best known for its geeky viral videos), will be the event's musical guest. Speakers will include Swartz's partner, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, Demand Progress' David Segal, The Cluetrain Manifesto co-author Doc Searls and data visualization guru Edward Tufte, among others.

Friends and family are invited to gather for the public memorial service to be held at Cooper Union's Great hall in NYC on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4pm.

A link to the live stream of the event, as well as video after it concludes, will be posted on rememberaaronsw.com.Remembrances of Aaron, as well as donations in his memory, can be submitted at http://rememberaaronsw.com.Bob Brown tracks network research in his Alpha Doggs blog and Facebook page, as well on Twitter and Google +.

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