Mar 7 2017 12:00pm to Mar 7 2017 12:00pm

Embedded Dangers: Revisiting the Year 2000 Problem and the Politics of Technological Repair

with Dylan Mulvin, Postdoctoral Researcher at MSR New England

What really happened in the Y2K crisis and did it matter? With a growing consensus that the United States is in a state of infrastructural crisis, the Y2K bug and its aftermath appears as a key moment of imagined collapse. What lessons might this recent crisis provide for demystifying technology and helping populations who are made vulnerable through interdependent technologies?

Open Data Privacy Playbook

Effective data governance is a prerequisite for successful open data programs. This report codifies responsible privacy-protective approaches and processes that could be adopted by cities and other government organizations that are publicly releasing data.

27 Feb 2017

Feb 23 2017 12:00pm to Feb 23 2017 12:00pm

Public Health Echo Chambers in a Time of Mistrust & Misinformation - Digital Health @ Harvard, February 2017

with Berkman Klein fellows Natalie Gyenes and Brittany Seymour

Research shows that public health information networks online have been largely unsuccessful in driving an evidence-based information network narrative around key health topics. This may be attributed to digital echo chambers - where audiences form homophilic digital information networks, reinforcing opportunities for selecting information that conforms to pre-existing beliefs, and making it difficult to disseminate evidence-based health information. We invite you to take part in a round table discussion, brainstorming together how we can support innovation and new online communication strategies for public health.

Feb 14 2017 12:00pm to Feb 14 2017 12:00pm

Hyperloop Law: Autonomy, Infrastructure, and Transportation Startups

featuring General Counsel of Hyperloop One, Marvin Ammori

The future of transportation may include Google's autonomous vehicles, Uber's flying cars, and Amazon's delivery drones--all bound together by a high-speed hyperloop backbone. You may not be able to take a hyperloop flight until at least 2020, but lawyers and governments are already working out the new legal framework necessary for a high-speed, safe, sustainable new network. Join the general counsel of Hyperloop One to learn more...

Smart Grid Paybacks: The Chattanooga Example

After building a fiber optic network throughout its service territory, the city-owned electric utility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2010 became the first U.S. company to offer fiber-to-the-home Internet access at speeds of 1 gigabit per second. The fiber also serves as the backbone of a sophisticated smart grid which modernized the utility’s electricity infrastructure. This report from the Municipal Fiber Initiative examines paybacks on the smart grid.

6 Feb 2017

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