Apr 4 2017 12:00pm to Apr 4 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Algorithmic Consumers

with Professors Michal Gal, University of Haifa, and Niva Elkin-Koren, Visting Professor of Law at HLS

Hate shopping? The next generation of e-commerce will be conducted by digital agents, based on algorithms that will not only make purchase recommendations, but will also predict what we want, make purchase decisions, negotiate and execute the transaction for the consumers...

Mar 30 2017 12:00pm to Mar 30 2017 12:00pm

Digital Health @ Harvard | Brown Bag Lunch Series

Digital Health @ Harvard, March 2017 – Using Mobile Phone Data to Map Migration and Disease: Politics, Privacy, and Public Health

featuring Dr. Caroline Buckee

Mobile phone data are providing unprecedented insights into human migration and behavior with relevance for containment of epidemics and response to natural disasters, but what are the implications for individual privacy and the prospects for routine use of this data in public health?

Organization & Structure of Open Source Software Development Initiatives

Challenges & Opportunities Concerning Corporate Formation, Nonprofit Status, & Governance for Open Source Projects

A collection of case studies and organizational models for those who manage and participate in open source development initiatives to actively think about the communities they hope to create.

Authored by
  • Christopher Bavitz
  • Kira Hessekiel
  • Dalia Topelson Ritvo

22 Mar 2017

Mar 21 2017 12:00pm to Mar 21 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Things of the Internet

with Berkman Klein Fellow, An Xiao” Mina

What sorts of objects do new forms of hardware culture enable, and what role does the internet now play in all steps along the way, from ideation to sales to manufacturing to shipping? How might we now incorporate physical objects into our notions of internet memes? And what does this suggest about the future of object culture more generally?

Mar 10 2017 4:00pm to Mar 10 2017 4:00pm

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

with author Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School

In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism—and what can be done about it.

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?

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