Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2011
LSTU E-120Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control(22054)
Robert Faris, PhD, Research Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University David Ardia, LLM, Fellow and Director, Online Media Legal Network,
Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
Class times:Tuesdays beginning Jan. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm.
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. Prerequisites: willingness to experiment with new technologies, and to participate in class discussions, whether virtually or in person. (4 credits)