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Hyper-Public: A Symposium on Designing Privacy and Public Space

June 9-10th, 2011
Harvard University
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Technology is transforming privacy and reshaping what it means to be in public.  Our interactions—personal, professional, financial, etc.—increasingly take place online, where they are archived, searchable, and easily replicated. Discussions of privacy often focus solely on the question of how to protect privacy.  But a thriving public sphere, whether physical or virtual, is also essential to society. [Continue reading...]

Hyper-Public: A Symposium on Designing Privacy and Public Space, hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, will bring together computer scientists, ethnographers, architects, historians, artists and legal scholars to discuss how design influences privacy and public space, how it shapes and is shaped by human behavior and experience, and how it can cultivate norms such as tolerance and diversity.

The symposium will take place on the campus of Harvard University on June 9-10th.

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Past Event
Jun 9, 2011 - Jun 10, 2011
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM