Events

Through discussions, lectures, conferences, and other gatherings, the Berkman Klein Center convenes diverse groups around a wide range of topics related to the Internet as a social and political space. The unique interactions generated through these events - both as process and product - are fundamental elements of the Berkman Klein Center's modus operandi. We encourage you to join us at the events listed below to learn, engage, and connect with our community.


Feb 23 2017 12:00pm to Feb 23 2017 1:00pm

Digital Health @ Harvard | Brown Bag Lunch Series

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

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.

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

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

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?