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Upcoming Events

Oct 3, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Book Talk: Black Skinhead & Meme Wars

Join us Mon., Oct. 3, for a unique hybrid book talk with Brandi Collins-Dexter, Joan Donovan, Brian Friedberg...

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Oct 4, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM: how to beat Big Tech and Big Content to get artists paid

Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow on how Big Tech and Big Content captured creative labor markets, and how we'll win them back

In conversation with Rebecca Tushnet, Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow will discuss ideas from their new book CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, deconstructing the playbook Big Tech and Big…

Oct 11, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Fall 2022 Open House

Harvard University community, join us for our Fall 2022 Open House!

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Past Events

Sep 20, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

Possession in Copyright by Analogy

A talk by Dr. Poorna Mysoor

Join us on Tuesday, September 20th, for a talk by Dr. Poorna Mysoor, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law,…

Sep 19, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

The Future of Online Lending: A Discussion of Controlled Digital Lending and Hachette with the Internet Archive

Join us for a discussion with Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, about the pending Hachette v. Internet Archive case and the future of digital libraries

Join us for a discussion with Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, about the pending Hachette v. Internet Archive case and the future of digital…

Jun 28, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Empowering People in Their Digital Lives: A Conference on Digital Self-Determination

Hosted by the Directorate of International Law of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Federal Office of Communications and the International…

May 17, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World

Afua Bruce discusses her and Amy Sample Ward's "The Tech That Comes Next" with Sue Hendrickson and Amritha Jayanti.

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May 17, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

Living by Protocol

presented by metaLAB (at) Harvard & FU Berlin

May 17-July 3. Living by Protocol queries the reflections of artists on, with, and by social media. The nine grid structured monitors within Harvard Art Museums' Lightbox Gallery…

May 17, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

The Tower and the Park: Structural Misalignments of Social Media

Joanne Cheung will discuss “Real Estate Politik: Democracy and the Financialization of Social Networks"...

Apr 20, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Demystifying Intellectual Property

IP for an Innovative and Creative Economy with Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization

Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO, will participate in a discussion of intellectual property (IP) for an innovative and creative…

Apr 21, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

Private Consciences and Public Companies: Whether and How to Work within Big Tech

How should students think about working for Big Tech companies? What are the ethical considerations that students should ponder?

Apr 20, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

So You Want to Work on Public Interest Cybersecurity

A Conversation with Eva Galperin

Eva Galperin discusses her wide-ranging work in cybersecurity with Kendra Albert.

Apr 19, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

Art in Evidence: Narrative, Digital Archives, and Transnational Advocacy for Justice

“Murder in Paris” filmmaker Enver Samuel will join human rights lawyer Nani Jansen Reventlow and Razia Saleh, archivist for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in a conversation…

Apr 12, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Design From the Margins: Centering the Decentered

hosted by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

At the Belfer Center, Afsaneh Rigot discusses findings from the "Digital Crime Scenes" report with Jessica Fjeld, Jack Harrison-Quintana (Grindr), and Kathryn Harnett (WhatsApp),…

Mar 23, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Student and Research Assistant ‘Unoffice Hours’

For Current Harvard Students

Learn about RA opportunities available for current Harvard students for Spring 2022...

Jan 24, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

BKC Research Assistant Information Session

for current Harvard students

Learn about RA opportunities available for current Harvard students for Spring 2022...

Event Series

Researching with the Lumen Database: Q&A Sessions: Jan 18 / Jan 25 / Feb 1 / Feb 8

Lumen is hosting a series of weekly sessions every Tuesday for potential researchers interested in working with the database.

Dec 14, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Security by Spectacle: The Invention of Gray Hat Hacking & The Fight Against Microsoft in the 1990s

To reflect on contemporary battles and conundrums over socio-technical vulnerability and security, this talk will cover how former underground hackers—some of whom had broken the…

Dec 7, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

IfRFA Presents: First Amendment Careers

This event showcased the work of several friends of IfRFA who work on a range of freedom of expression issues. Panelists discussed how they came into their current roles, provided…

Nov 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

The Technology Future We Want: Imagining Positive Futures for Social Media

EVENT RECAP: "Psychedelic Bubbles and a Non-Euclidian Costume Party: Imagining positive futures for social media"

Nov 15, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

#NoTechforICE: Big Tech, Bureaucratic Violence, and Immigrant Justice

A CyberLaw Clinic co-sponsored event

Nov 2, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Accounting for AI — a Comparison of Methods

VIDEO: Join the discussion about the pros and cons of different methods of holding AI accountable...

Oct 19, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Private Social Media Data in the Public Interest: What’s Next?

VIDEO: This October 19 panel explored dilemmas, debates, and paths forward for public interest research access to social media data.