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 Event
Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00
iLaw participants are invited to join the MetaLab team at Art@29 Garden (see map below) 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 Events
Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00
A selection of activities led by Berkman Directors, fellows and other interested community members. iLaw attendees are also welcome to organize Food For Thought dinners in the area. See below for details on how to organize.
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. We have not yet made reservations for dinners at restaurants; so if any conference attendees are looking to initiate/host a dinner, you are responsible for organizing and making reservations and communications. Also, please note that dinner attendees are expected to pay their own dinner costs.
You may organize and sign-up for Food For Thought dinners on the the discussion page. All iLaw attendees are welcome to add their ideas for interesting topics or propose dinner locations. If you would like to feature a dinner topic on this page for others to see, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.