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Berkman West Celebration featuring Jonathan Zittrain on "Minds for Sale"

Berkman West Celebration featuring Jonathan Zittrain on "Minds for Sale"

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 pm
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043


The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University warmly invites you to attend our third annual celebration of our friends, affiliates and partners on the left coast.

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:30pm PT
Where: Computer History Museum, Mountain View
What: Talk by Prof. Jonathan Zittrain on "Minds for sale", followed by reception
Who: Anyone and everyone who's interested in the work of the Berkman Center, including all our friends and family in the Bay Area
Why: Because we miss you!

Jonathan Zittrain on "Minds for Sale"

Cloud computing is not just for computing anymore: you can now find as much mindshare as you can afford out in the cloud, too.  A new range of projects is making the application of human brainpower as purchasable and fungible as additional server rackspace. What are some of the issues arising as armies of thinkers are recruited by the thousands and millions?  A fascinating (and non-scare-mongering) view is offered of a future in which nearly any mental act can be bought and sold.

About Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, a co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and served as its first executive director from 1997-2000. He is a visiting Professor at Stanford Law School during the Fall 2009 semester.

About the Berkman Center

The Berkman Center was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. We represent a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.


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