LSTU E-120 Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control (22054) Spring term Robert Faris, PhD, Research Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University Class times: Tuesdays beginning Jan. 24, 5:30-7:30 pm. Optional sections to be arranged. Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,025, graduate credit $1,950 Online option available. Limited enrollment.
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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)