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Upcoming Events

Sep 25, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

"Click Here to Kill Everybody"

A BKC Book Talk

Join us to hear from Bruce Schneier about his new book "Click Here to Kill Everybody" More

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Oct 2, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Software for the Social Good

with the BKC Geek Team & friends

Join us to learn more about Berkman Klein technology tools! More

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Oct 9, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Open Data, Grey Data, and Stewardship

Universities at the Privacy Frontier

Universities produce and consume vast amounts of data for research, teaching, service, and operational purposes. While extremely valuable to universities and their external… More

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Oct 16, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Determining Disability

Medicaid work requirements and what the limits of digital health mean for recipients, providers, and states

This year, several states received permission to make work a condition of Medicaid eligibility. All of these states exempt individuals who cannot work due to a disability. Can… More

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Oct 23, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Automating Inequality

How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people… More

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Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Custodians of the Internet

Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media

In this talk Gillespie argues that content moderation is not ancillary to what platforms do, but that it is essential, and that the very fact of moderation should change how we… More

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Nov 6, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

The State of Government Technology

Assessing Government Development, Deployment, and Use of Tech Tools

On this US election day, we are pleased to take a close look at the inner workings of government, with a particular focus on the ways in which federal, state, and local government… More

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Nov 13, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Re-Engineering Humanity

Re-Engineering Humanity brings a pragmatic if somewhat dystopic perspective to the technological phenomena of our age. Humans are learning machines and we learn from our… More

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Nov 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Computer Simulations to Enhance Vaccine Trials

Digital Health @ Harvard Talk

Simulation and Deliberation to Prepare for Clinical Trials in Infectious Disease Emergencies (multiple joint projects involving Nir Eyal, Matt Hitchings, Rebecca Kahn, and Steve… More

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Past Events

Nov 15, 2000 @ 4:10 AM

The Day the Music Died? Harvard's Policy on Napster and Its Siblings--Past, Present and Future

A Panel Discussion

A Panel Discussion on "The Day the Music Died? Harvard's Policy on Napster and Its Siblings--Past, Present and Future" More

Oct 19, 2000 @ 4:20 AM

eDevelopment: Enabling Communities to Shape Their Future

eDevelopment: Enabling Communities to Shape Their Future More

Oct 1, 2000 @ 9:57 PM

The Future of Intellectual Property on the Internet: A Debate

Lawrence Lessig and Jack Valenti

The Berkman Center presented a debate between Valenti and Lessig on the future of intellectual property online. More

May 1, 2000 @ 11:28 PM

Arguing the Violence Against Women Act: Two Views

A live webcast discussion featuring: Professor Charles Fried and Professor Catharine MacKinnon

Arguing the Violence Against Women Act: Two Views More

Feb 25, 2000 @ 4:31 AM

Signal or Noise: The Future of Music on the Net

The Future of Music on the Net More

Nov 20, 1999 @ 3:49 AM

Saturday School on the Web

Saturday School on the Web More

Nov 18, 1999 @ 3:56 AM

The Truth is Out There - About You

As part of the Internet & Society '99 course, the Berkman Center and Jack Vonder Heide, president of Technology Briefing Centers, gave a special demonstration of how the Internet… More

Nov 8, 1999 @ 3:59 AM

Technology and Culture Book Panel

Technology and Culture Book Panel More

Sep 17, 1999 @ 3:13 AM

Six Questions Everyone Should Ask About Technology

Neil Postman, Chair, Department of Culture and Communication, New York University

Neil Postman, Author of Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, presented "Six Questions Everyone Should Ask About Technology" More

May 20, 1999 @ 5:15 AM

Open Code / Open Content / Open Law Strategic Planning Session

The Berkman Center concluded the academic year with an all-day strategic planning session on May 20, 1999: "Building a Digital Commons." More

May 3, 1999 @ 4:04 AM

Building Online Environments for Inquiry, Engagement, and Community

Dr. Sara Cobb, Executive Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

Dr. Sara Cobb, Executive Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School talked about Building Online Environments for Inquiry, Engagement, and Community. More

Apr 29, 1999 @ 4:06 AM

Multimedia Networking, The Big Picture

Karl Auerbach, Multimedia Network Architect at Cisco Systems and member of the California Bar.

Karl Auerbach discussed "Multimedia Networking, The Big Picture" More

Event Series

The Lessons from Woburn Project

The Lessons from Woburn Project is a resource for anyone wishing to learn about A Civil Action and the case of Anne Anderson, et al., v. W.R. Grace & Co., et al. This web site… More

Jan 30, 1999 @ 1:24 AM

A Civil Reaction: Lessons from the Woburn Case

The Lessons from Woburn Project is a resource for anyone wishing to learn about A Civil Action and the case of Anne Anderson, et al., v. W.R. Grace & Co., et al.. More

Dec 6, 1998 @ 2:55 AM

Legal/Technical Architectures of Cyberspace

Will Tomorrow's Internet Resemble Today's? Changes in the Legal & Technical Architectures of Cyberspace

Will Tomorrow's Internet Resemble Today's? Changes in the Legal & Technical Architectures of Cyberspace More

Nov 11, 1998 @ 3:00 AM

Internet & Society '98 Moot Court

Moot Court for the Internet & Society 1998 Course. More

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Internet & Society Conference 1998

The Second International Conference on Internet & Society took May 26-29, 1998 at Harvard Law School, and posed the question "Will the Net Inevitably Drive a Deeper Wedge Between… More

May 13, 1998 @ 3:22 AM

Privacy and Cyber/Spaces

Government Databanks and Identification

A panel on Privacy and Cyber/Spaces: Government Databanks and Identification More

Mar 19, 1998 @ 3:26 AM

Technorealism

How should we think about technology? More

Mar 5, 1998 @ 3:32 AM

Digital China/Harvard

The mission of Digital China/Harvard is to build an internet-mediated educational channel with China. More