Professor Jonathan Zittrain 1 classroom credit in the fall 2 classroom credits in the winter LAW-34285A
This joint Harvard/Stanford interdisciplinary seminar will continue a year-long
arc of developing and building ideas for a better internet. During the fall,
students will incorporate ideas identified by a public call for proposals from
the previous spring, and work through the process of building out these ideas.
The course will meet on alternate Mondays in the fall term.
By the end of the fall session, students will have proposed a tangible means of
implementing at least one idea and will have made significant progress on
conceptualizing and building at least one solution. Students will interact with
entrepreneurs, organizations, and policy makers with a significant stake in
shaping the future of digital technology and the Internet to solicit advice,
guidance, and feedback.
During the winter term students will finalize the projects that they have
developed throughout the fall semester, engage in visits to companies and
organizations, and prepare a working demo or proposal to be presented at a
culminating event with leaders of Silicon Valley and beyond.
By the end of the course, students will have launched their solution-based
projects to the world in conjunction with those proposing the ideas.
The fall portion of the course will meet concurrently at both Harvard and
Stanford. The two courses will keep in contact throughout the semester and will
have a common mailing list, among other things. The winter term portion of the
course will take place at Stanford University. Harvard participants will have
subsidized travel and lodging for the period.
Students will be selected via an application process.