Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Berkman Infrastructure Group

About the Group

What can be learned by comparing the Internet to other infrastructures? This group aims to create a high-level forum where our disciplinary knowledge of other, related networked infrastructures across history and place can advance "infrastructural thinking" about the Internet. The Internet now serves as a platform for expression, innovation, commerce, politics, cooperation, conflict, art, science, engineering, and more. Each of these domains already has some notion of essential infrastructure. To connect these in a useful way, the Berkman infrastructure group hosts discussions that invite reflection and comparison across disciplines that address infrastructure. We invite academics, researchers, and graduate students to join the discussion.

Schedule for the previous term (Spring 2010): The group convenes on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4-6pm starting on January 27, 2010 and ending May 1, 2010. Talks will be held in the Berkman Conference room at 23 Everett Street. They will feature a presentation by the speaker, followed by questions and discussion. Snacks will be served.


This group is convened by Christian Sandvig ( and Doc Searls (

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