Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2009
LSTU E-120Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control (22054)
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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 University.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $800, graduate credit $1,725. Limited enrollment.
Spring term:Tuesdays beginning Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Online and on-campus options. See the Distance Education website. Optional sections to be arranged. Lecture 1 video. See course website for all other lectures. Lecture 1 video.
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)