Skip to the main content

Samuel Klein is an engineer and experimental ontologist, currently developing the Underlay Project for federating global public knowledge. He is a co-founder of the Knowledge Futures Group, designing ways to record and curate research that minimize barriers to entry and address systemic bias. He previously served as trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, content director for One Laptop per Child, and built tools for translation, stargazing, and teaching physics.

On Wikipedia:

(Photo by Lane Hartwell, CC-SA-3.0)

Projects & Tools


The Nymity project posits the utility of pseudonymous, text-based communication platforms in promoting civil discourse within closed-network environments. Our approach is inspired…

Copyright for Librarians

The Berkman Center partnered with eIFL to deliver a distance learning program on copyright for librarians. The resulting curriculum, made available on March 24, 2010, can be used…


Nymspace is a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) tool developed to provide a pseudonymous, forum-like experience for groups to come together for meaningful discussions.



Jun 5, 2007 @ 12:30 PM

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Project: Education, Development, and Content.

SJ Klein, Director of Content for OLPC

SJ Klein discussed questions of content, access, and quality specifically in South American and Africa relating to One Laptop Per Child's international goals.