Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2008
LSTU E-120 Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control (22054)
Colin M. Maclay, MPA, Managing Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. Robert Faris, PhD, Research Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
Spring term: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm, Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, Room 202.
Online and on-campus options.
This course examines current legal, political, social, and technical struggles for control of the global Internet—and the content and relationships it conveys. The course focuses on the interaction of new technologies and services with emerging models of production, innovation, communication, learning, and civic engagement—looking at both the US and international contexts. Prerequisite: willingness to experiment with new technologies. (4 credits)