Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2009
LSTU E-120Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control(22054) (Website) (Check availability and location) 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