This page lists optional evening events. These events will offer unique opportunities to interact with Berkman Center and Harvard faculty, staff, fellows, and members of the community. Students and audience members are strongly encouraged to attend these events and learn more about the Berkman Center and it's diverse, enthusiastic community.
Drinks at John Harvard's
Monday, 6:00 to 8:00
On Monday, all participants are invited to an informal gathering and cash bar at John Harvard's in Harvard Square. Mingle and chat with members of the Berkman Community and fellow participants!
Berkman Center Open House
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30
See this page for event details
All participants will be invited to share in an evening with the Berkman Center in the Ropes Gray Room in Pound Hall on the HLS campus. The evening will provide an introduction to projects, staff, fellows, and key research themes and activities.
metaLAB (at) Harvard
Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00
iLaw participants are invited to join the MetaLab team at Art@29 Garden for an exhibition introducing their new digital art project, Augmented Harvard. It will be a demo debut –a type of pop-up show of the public installation – that will set the stage for the Digital Humanities pillar on Thursday morning.
About Augmented Harvard:
With the support of the Provostial Funds for Arts and Humanities, we are in the early stages of developing a multi-year, University-wide installation that is composed of a network of physical artifacts that unlock site-specific experiences. These artifacts, or HUBS, might consist of such devices as thermal receipt printers, hacked Kinects, speakers or programmable LEDs. Participants in the project encounter these HUBs across the campus or through an open-source iPhone/iPad application. Augmented Harvard allows faculty, students, curators and the public to link Harvard exhibitions to other spaces and objects across the University, and to see otherwise invisible features of the campus landscape such as long-ago demolished structures, alternative architectural plans, and inaccessible archives as they rove the campus core. The initial release is planned in conjunction with the fall 2011 exhibitions GSD’s 75+ and Cold War in the Classroom, co-curated by History of Science PhD students Jeremy Blatter and Christopher Phillips, and to be staged at the Special Exhibitions Gallery of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, with additional materials borrowed from the Harvard Film Archive and the Graduate School of Education’s Monroe C. Gutman Library.
Thursday Evening with Berkman Faculty
Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00
A selection of activities led by Berkman Directors, fellows and other interested community members. Participants could elect to participate in any number of events hosted by Berkman Faculty Members and other community members We could use offer food and drink in the common room, and then use different rooms in the building to engage in a series of activities, options:
Poker with Charlie Nesson
A night of poker with Charlie. Players of all skill levels welcome: no prior experience necessary!
Food for Thought Dinners
These dinners allow conference attendees to engage in self-organized informal, themed conversation with other conference participants. Since these dinners are self-organized, there is no limit to the number of dinners that can occur on Thursday evening. So, feel free to sign-up for dinners listed below or add your ideas for topics to the sign-up page. Please note that attendees will pay their own dinner costs.
We have not yet made reservations for dinners at restaurants; so if you are looking to initiate/host a dinner, you are responsible for making reservations for dinner. See (this list) of restaurants
Food For Thought dinners tend to work best when the group size is small enough to be intimate (around 8 people or so). For restaurants in Harvard Square, expect approximately a 10-minute walk from Austin. For restaurants in Porter Square, expect approximately a 15 to 20-minute walk from Austin.
Important wait list/drop off info: When you add yourself to the wait list for a dinner, please to include your contact contact info. If you sign up but decide not to attend a dinner, please contact the first person on the wait list. Thank you!