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Education, Libraries, & Digital Humanities

Education is at the core of everything we do. From projects that engage young technology users, to the development of tools that bring education online, to exploring new ways to use technology to make information accessible, we study and create new means for understanding, organizing, presenting, and sharing information.

Projects 16

Cooperation

The Cooperation Group is an interdisciplinary community of scholars studying networked cooperation. Our current activities include a series of empirical research projects on… More

Harvard Open Access Project

The Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) fosters the growth of open access to research, within Harvard and beyond. More

metaLAB (at) Harvard

Explores the digital arts and humanities through research, teaching, publications, and exhibitions More

Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18) and digital technology. More

Creative Commons

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. More

Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge. More

Annotation Engine

The Annotation Engine is a set of Perl scripts and a database that allows readers anywhere to add comments to web pages anywhere else. More

Copyright for Librarians

The Berkman Center partnered with eIFL to deliver a distance learning program on copyright for librarians. The resulting curriculum, made available on March 24, 2010, can be used… More

Digital Problem-Solving Initiative

The Digital Problem-Solving Initiative (DPSI) at Harvard University is an innovative and collaborative program that brings together a diverse group of learners (students, faculty,… More

E-Publishing Models

With the generous support of the Revson Foundation, the E-Publishing Models Project is focused on exploring current issues associated with digital publishing business models and… More

eLangdell : The Legal Ed Commons

eLangdell enables law professors to share valuable teaching resources across a nationwide digital commons. More

Freedom To Teach: Claiming Educational Fair Use

"FREEDOM TO TEACH": The Berkman Center at Harvard University is considering a project that we hope will culminate in the widespread circulation of a Statement of Best Practices… More

Global Networked Readiness for Education (GNRE)

This project is the first global study offering multi-country analysis and data on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) used in schools in eleven participating countries. More

Internet Law Program (iLaw)

Taught by world-renowned experts in the field, the Berkman Klein Center’s Internet Law Program addresses the most pressing cyberlaw issues being debated by lawmakers in the U.S… More

Mindsport Research Network

The Mindsport Research Network aims to build multiple experimental frameworks for understanding human strategic thinking in mind sports. Research will extend not only to… More

The Judicial Gatekeeping Project

The seminar's focus is on the "gate-keeping" role of judges. Ever since the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Daubert v. Richardson Merrill-Dow in 1993, questions have… More


Tools 02

H2O

H2O is a Web-based platform for creating, editing, organizing, consuming, and sharing course materials. More

TagTeam

TagTeam is an open-source tagging and feed aggregation platform maintained as part of the Berkman-based Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP). More


Publications 29

Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Good Practices for University Open-Access Policies

We have worked directly for many years with colleagues at many institutions on policies to facilitate open access to faculty research. We began writing this guide in 2011 to… More

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

Fifteen Lessons from the Berkman Fellows Program

This report explores what makes the Berkman Fellows program successful and aims to derive lessons that can be applied to other institutions.  More

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

An ebook presenting diverse views, experiences, and insights on key challenges and opportunities

“Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media,” is a first-of-its kind collection of essays that offers reflections from diverse perspectives on youth… More

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives

Youth and Media is pleased to announce the publication of "Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives," a series of short essays written by friends and colleagues that… More

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014

Youth Perspectives on Tech in Schools: From Mobile Devices to Restrictions and Monitoring

This research brief, prepared by the Berkman Center’s Youth and Media project for the co-organized Berkman Center and Consortium for School Networking working meeting on student… More

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

Good Practices for University Open-Access Policies

Peter Suber and Stuart Shieber release the first print edition of a guide focused on recommendations for university policies on open access to faculty research. More

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy

58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal… More

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice

Many teens ages 12-17 report that they usually figure out how to manage content sharing and privacy settings on their own. Focus group interviews with teens suggest that for their… More

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to… More

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013

Teens and Technology 2013

Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say… More

Friday, Jan 11, 2013

Copyright For Librarians

Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is an online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Re-designed as a… More

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy

Parents have a range of concerns about how their children’s online activities might affect their privacy and many have taken steps to monitor their children and encourage online… More

Monday, Sep 17, 2012

Bullying in a Networked Era: A Literature Review

This research update presents an aggregation and summary of recent academic literature on youth bullying. The purpose of this document is to “translate” scholarly research for a… More

Friday, Jun 1, 2012

Open Access

In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright… More

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality

Building upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, this paper seeks to map and explore what we know about the ways in which young users of age 18 and… More

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011

The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest

Yochai Benkler draws on cutting-edge findings from neuroscience, economics, sociology, evolutionary biology, political science, and a wealth of real world examples to reveal how… More

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011

Designing Incentives for Inexpert Human Raters

This paper presents the results of an experiment comparing the effects of social, financial, and hybrid incentive schemes on worker performance in an online labor market (Amazon's… More

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010

Sexting: Youth Practices and Legal Implications

This document addresses legal and practical issues related to the practice colloquially known as sexting. It was created by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the… More

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010

Working Towards a Deeper Understanding of Digital Safety for Children and Young People in Developing Nations

An Exploratory Study by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, in Collaboration with UNICEF

This paper's main objectives are: to raise awareness about issues related to digital safety for youth in developing nations; to provide a tentative map of these issues and give… More

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010

How the COPPA, as Implemented, Is Misinterpreted by the Public: A Research Perspective

Statement to the United States Senate, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Statement by danah boyd, Urs Gasser, and John Palfrey, urging consideration of the gap between the intentions of COPPA and how children and their parents perceive its… More

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010

A Tale of Two Blogospheres: Discursive Practices on the Left and Right

This paper compares the practices of discursive production and participation among top U.S. political blogs on the left, right, and center during the summer of 2008 and finds… More

Monday, Apr 12, 2010

Youth, Privacy and Reputation (Literature Review)

The scope of this literature review is to map out what is currently understood about the intersections of youth, reputation, and privacy online, focusing on youth attitudes and… More

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Response to FCC Notice of Inquiry 09-94 “Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape”

The response synthesizes current research and data on the media practices of youth, focusing on three main areas -- 1) Risky Behaviors and Online Safety, 2) Privacy, Publicity and… More

Sunday, Aug 16, 2009

An Evaluation of Private Foundation Copyright Licensing Policies, Practices and Opportunities

This project undertook to examine the copyright licensing policies and practices of a group of twelve private foundations. In particular, it looked at the extent to which… More

Friday, May 1, 2009

Youth, Creativity, and Copyright in the Digital Age

This paper describes research findings that show young people operate in the digital realm overwhelmingly ignorant of the rights, and to a lesser degree the restrictions,… More

Monday, Mar 30, 2009

Dynamic remodeling of in-group bias during the 2008 presidential election

People often favor members of their own group, while discriminating against members of other groups. Such in-group favoritism has been shown to play an important role in human… More

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009

Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to the Multi-State Working Group on Social Networking of State Attorneys General of the United States

The Internet Safety Technical Task Force was created in February 2008 in accordance with the "Joint Statement on Key Principles of Social Networking Safety" announced in January… More

Monday, Sep 1, 2008

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

Based on original research and advancing new theories, leading internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of the 'Born Digital'… More

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Wealth of Networks

How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

In this comprehensive social theory of the Internet and the networked information economy, Benkler describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are… More


News 154

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Apply for a Spot in CopyrightX 2019

The application for the CopyrightX online sections will be open until December 7, 2018. More

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018

Major upgrade for TagTeam, the open-source tagging platform

Announcing a major upgrade to TagTeam, our open-source tagging platform More

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

Sharing Learning Tools for Youth Digital Life

18 of our open access educational resources for digital literacy are now being translated into over 40 languages More

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Apply for a Spot in CopyrightX 2018

CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the… More

Monday, Oct 17, 2016

Apply for a spot in CopyrightX

CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the… More

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

Berkman Klein’s “Digital Citizenship Learning Playlists” Wins “Digital Media and Learning (DML) Competition” Award

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is excited to announce that it is one of nine winners of the “6th Digital Media and Learning (DML)… More

Monday, Jan 25, 2016

Digital Literacy Resource Platform Goes Live

The Berkman Center and Youth and Media are pleased to announce the launch of the Digital Literacy Resource Platform (DLRP), a new online platform we have designed and incubated as… More

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Niousha Roshani and Effy Vayena

By Summer 2015 Interns Sun Woo Lee and Grant Nelson

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Apply for a spot in CopyrightX 2016

CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the… More

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Chao Yin Kuo and Patrick Murck

By Summer 2015 Interns Tarun Krishnakumar and Zoe Wood

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Shannon Dosemagen and Maria Paz Canales

By Summer 2015 Interns Won Woo Kim and Rod Ghaemmaghami

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Friday, Oct 2, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Griffin Boyce and Olivier Alais

By Summer 2015 Interns Michael Rosenbloom and Loren Newman

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Monday, Sep 28, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Dariusz Jemielniak and Rebecca Richman Cohen

By Summer 2015 Interns Sandra Rubinchik and Muira McCammon

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Eldar Haber and Nicola Greco

By Summer 2015 Interns Amy Aixi Zhang and Dario Chaifouroosh

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Lana Swartz and Leyla Keser

By Summer 2015 Interns David Eichert and Dennis Redeker

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Friday, Sep 11, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Charlie Ruth Castro and Jason Griffey

By Summer 2015 Interns Uvania Naidoo and Nick Rubin

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: William Li and Mary Gray

By Summer 2015 Interns Achyuth Samudrala and Alyssa Smith

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with new members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015

Berkman Center Announces 2015-2016 Community

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will formally join its community in the 2015… More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Measuring Impact

This is a blog post summarizing the "Measuring Impact" session of the Berkman Center Teaching Data Storytelling for Civic Impact Study Group. This blog post is based on the… More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ethics of Data

This is a blog post summarizing the "Teaching Ethics" session of the Berkman Center Teaching Data Storytelling for Civic Impact Study Group. This blog post is based on the… More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Building Capacity

This is a blog post summarizing the "Building Capacity" session of the Berkman Center Teaching Data Storytelling for Civic Impact Study Group. This blog post is based on the… More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

An introduction to Data Storytelling for Civic Impact

The growth of data in journalism, storytelling and civics has ignited a rise in the number of university courses, workshops and hackathons that aim to teach students,… More

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

New ebook presents diverse views, experiences, and insights on key challenges and opportunities

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Youth and Media are excited to announce the release of the new ebook “Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital… More

Friday, Mar 6, 2015

Applications open for Advanced Copyright Practice, a new HLS Executive Education course

Faculty co-director William Fisher, together with five faculty, will teach Advanced Copyright Practice on May 7-9, 2015. The application deadline is April 15.

Update, April 14, 2015: this course has been indefinitely postponed. This intensive three-day executive education course is designed for lawyers who would like to deepen their… More

Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Berkman Community Newcomers: Monica Bulger

Meet Monica Bulger, Berkman fellow studying the implications of technology use for youth. More

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Call for Participants—Catastrophic Risk: Technologies and Policy Study Group

Technology empowers, for both good and bad. A broad history of "attack" technologies shows trends of empowerment, as individuals wield ever more destructive power. The natural… More

Monday, Feb 16, 2015

Call for Participants—Teaching Data Storytelling for Civic Impact

The growth of data in journalism, storytelling and civics has ignited a rise in the number of university courses, workshops and hackathons that aim to teach students,… More

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015

Berkman Community Newcomers: Ching-Lin Wang

Meet Ching-Lin Wang, Berkman fellow and Taiwanese public prosecutor focusing on surveillance and personal data protection. More

Monday, Jan 5, 2015

Call for Participants—Between First and Fourth: Privacy and Speech on the Frontier of Technology

Starting at the end of January, the ACLU of Massachusetts is convening a Study Group to explore the tensions that emerging technologies raise between the first and fourth… More

Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: Sam Gustin

Meet Sam Gustin, Berkman fellow and correspondent at VICE. More

Monday, Dec 1, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: John Stubbs

Meet Berkman fellow John Stubbs, a consultant and former staffer with the Office of the United States Trade Representative, who is researching transparency and international trade… More

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: Luis Felipe Murillo

Meet Berkman Fellow Luis Felipe Murillo, an anthropologist who studies Free Software, Open Hardware, and Open Data. More

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: Erhardt Graeff

Meet civic media researcher, technologist, and entrepreneur Erhardt Graeff, a 2014-2015 Berkman Fellow and member of MIT Center for Civic Media and MIT Media Lab. More

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society Adopts Open Access Policy

With this policy, approved on October 9, 2014, the Berkman Center’s faculty directors and staff join the action of the nine School faculties: granting the University nonexclusive… More

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: Josephine Wolff

Produced by our 2014 summer interns (affectionately known as "Berkterns"), these Newcomers snapshots aim to showcase the diverse backgrounds, interests, and accomplishments of our… More

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014

Apply for a spot in CopyrightX 2015

The application for the 2015 CopyrightX online sections will run from Oct. 15 - Dec. 15. More

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014

Reflections on the 2013-2014 DPSI Pilot

We are excited to highlight the successes of the projects and experiences of the participants—students, faculty, fellows, and staff—involved in the 2013-2014 DPSI pilot. With an… More

Monday, Jun 30, 2014

Berkman Center Announces 2014-2015 Community

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will join the community in the 2014-2015… More

Friday, Dec 13, 2013

Application for CopyrightX 2014 is Open

The application for CopyrightX 2014, a twelve-week networked course taught by Professor William Fisher, is now open. It will close on December 23, 2013 at 1700 UTC. More

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013

CopyrightX Applications Open on December 13

CopyrightX, a twelve-week networked course, will be offered for the second time in the Spring of 2014. The application process opens on December 13 and closes on December 23. More

Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Bruce Schneier

This week we are featuring an interview with 2013-2014 Berkman Fellow, Bruce Schneier, as part of an ongoing series showcasing individuals in the Berkman community. Conducted by… More

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Sara M. Watson and Yang Cao

This week we are featuring two interviews with 2013-2014 Berkman Fellows as part of an ongoing series showcasing individuals in the Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013 summer… More

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Kate Darling, Hasit Shah, Dalia Othman, and J. Nathan Matias

This week we are featuring four interviews with 2013-2014 Berkman Fellows as part of an ongoing series showcasing individuals in the Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013… More

Monday, Nov 4, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Shane Greenstein, Niva Elkin-Koren, and Amy Johnson

This week we are featuring our second installation of a series of interviews showcasing individuals in the 2013-2014 Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013 summer Berkterns, the… More

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Jeff Young and Sonia Livingstone

This week we are featuring our first installation of a series of interviews showcasing individuals in the 2013-2014 Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013 summer Berkterns, the… More

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013

Berkman Center Among Inaugural Participants In Privacy Program for Middle School Students

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is pleased to be among the inaugural participating institutions in an innovative privacy program launched this week by Fordham Law School… More

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy

New Findings from Pew and the Berkman Center

58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet; More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal… More

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice: New Findings from Pew and the Berkman Center

Many teens ages 12-17 report that they usually figure out how to manage content sharing and privacy settings on their own. Focus group interviews with teens suggest that for their… More

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013

CopyrightX Comes to a Close

Initial Observations

With the results of students’ final exams now recorded, CopyrightX—Harvard Law School’s first course offering under the auspices of HarvardX, and HarvardX’s first limited… More

Monday, Jul 8, 2013

Berkman Center Announces 2013-2014 Community

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will join the community in the 2013-2014… More

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

New Findings from Pew and the Berkman Center

Teens are sharing more details about themselves on social media profiles, but few do so publicly; Teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-party… More

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Peter Suber to Direct Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication

Succeeds Founding Director Stuart Shieber

The Harvard Library and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Suber as director of the Office for… More

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launches

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform. More

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013

Teens and Technology 2013

New Survey Findings from Pew Research Center & Berkman Center

37% of all teens ages 12-17 have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users – they mostly go online using their phone More

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013

Dan Cohen Named Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today the appointment of Dan Cohen as the DPLA’s founding Executive Director. More

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy

New Survey Findings from Pew Research Center and Berkman Center

81% of parents of online teens say they are concerned about how much information advertisers can learn about their child’s online behavior; 46% are “very” concerned More

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012

Good practices for university open-access policies

The Harvard Open Access Project is pleased to release version 1.0 of a guide to good practices for university open-access policies. More

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012

Open Access Week at Harvard, October 22 - 28, 2012

Celebrating Open Access worldwide

October 22, 2012 marked the beginning of Open Access Week 2012, a six-day celebration and reflection on the global movement to promote “the free, immediate, online access to the… More

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012

Bullying in a Networked Era: A Literature Review - New Publication from the Berkman Center

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to share a new literature review by the Youth and Media team, contributing to The Kinder & Braver World… More

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012

Digital Public Library of America Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of five members to the inaugural DPLA Board of Directors. More

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012

Digital Public Library of America Announces New Director for Content

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily B. Gore as DPLA Director for Content, beginning September 1, 2012. More

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012

Ask Peter Suber Questions About Open Access for our Upcoming Podcast

To celebrate the release of Peter Suber’s new book, Open Access, the Berkman Center will be conducting an interview with him about his ideas and the themes of the book in this… More

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012

Berkman Center Announces 2012-2013 Fellows

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows who will join the community in the 2012-2013 academic year, continuing a tradition of… More

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Summer Internship Program - Ask Us Anything

We invited summer 2012 internship applicants to ask us questions - about our program, our selection process, our research, or advice about production and career trajectories in… More

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality - New Report from the Berkman Center

A new report from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Youth and Media team

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to share a substantial new report from the Youth and Media project: "Youth and Digital Media: From… More

Monday, Feb 13, 2012

So I submitted my application to be a Summer 2012 Berktern. Now what?

Today we give huge thanks to all who applied to join us as an intern this summer, and to all who helped spread the word about the opportunities! We have had an unprecedented… More

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012

DPLA West - Registration is Open

DPLA West—taking place on April 27, 2012 in San Francisco—is the second major public event bringing together librarians, technologists, creators, students, government leaders, and… More

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

Lady Gaga to Officially Launch Born This Way Foundation at Harvard on February 29th

Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, announced today that they will officially launch the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at Harvard… More

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012

New Fellowship: Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

Addressing the growing need for fresh ideas and research in news reporting, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society announce… More

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012

Announcing the DPLA Interim Technical Development Team

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) recently held a small technical working meeting in Cambridge that brought together a group of talented colleagues from libraries and… More

Monday, Nov 14, 2011

John Palfrey's Next Chapter: Onward to the Phillips Academy!

The directors of the Berkman Center wish to extend our warmest congratulations to John Palfrey, our colleague and friend, upon his appointment as the Head of School of the… More

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011

Berkman Center to help Lady Gaga Establish Born This Way Foundation

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with Lady Gaga, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The California Endowment to launch the… More

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011

New Paper: Why parents help their children lie to Facebook about age: Unintended consequences of the COPPA

Authored by danah boyd, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Schultz, and John Palfrey

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is pleased to share a new paper published in First Monday, "Why parents help their children lie to Facebook about age: Unintended… More

Friday, Oct 21, 2011

Digital Public Library of America and Europeana Announce Collaboration

Two major digital library networks have reached an agreement to collaborate in ways that will make a large part of the world’s cultural heritage available to a large part of the… More

Friday, Oct 21, 2011

Sloan Foundation and Arcadia Fund Announce Funding for the Digital Public Library of America

The Sloan Foundation and Arcadia Fund today announced a major contribution for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) in the form of combined $5 million in funding. The DPLA… More

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011

Radio Berkman 185: The Next Generation Library

What would a digital version of your public library look like? There’s more to it than e-books and digital reading devices. Librarians, scholars, innovators, and techno-wizards… More

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011

Public Conference to Showcase Innovative Ideas for the Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America planning initiative to hold public plenary meeting in Washington, DC on October 21, 2011

The conference will bring together government leaders, librarians, technologists, makers, students, and others interested in building a national digital library at the National… More

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011

Digital Public Library of America “Beta Sprint” Review Panel Announces Results

Nine promising projects invited to present at the DPLA plenary meeting in Washington, DC

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee has invited the creators of the nine submissions to the DPLA Beta Sprint, an open call for code and concepts… More

Thursday, Sep 22, 2011

Radio Berkman 183: The Cooperation

This week on Radio Berkman Yochai Benkler discusses his new book The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest with David Weinberger... More

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011

Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee Announces the Beta Sprint Review Panel

Panel to be composed of eight leaders in the digital library effort

After a careful selection process, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee is thrilled to announce the eight members of the Beta Sprint Review Panel. More

Friday, Jun 24, 2011

Congratulations, Zeega!

a winner of the 2011 Knight News Challenge

The Berkman Center is pleased to share some terrific news from our metaLAB (at) Harvard colleagues: Zeega is a winner of the 2011 Knight News Challenge! Zeega is an open-source… More

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011

U.S. C.I.O. to Serve Joint Fellowship at Harvard

Vivek Kundra, the U.S. Chief Information Officer at the White House for the past two and a half years, will serve a joint fellowship this fall at Harvard University. Kundra will… More

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011

Berkman Center Announces 2011-2012 Fellows

(updated June 22)

The Berkman Center announces its incoming fellows for the upcoming academic year, continuing a tradition of providing a home to many of the brightest and most creative minds in… More

Friday, May 20, 2011

Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee Announces ‘Beta Sprint’

Submissions of demos, code, and design ideas to help advance Digital Public Library of America planning initiative

The Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee is delighted to announce a Beta Sprint that aims to surface innovations that could play a part in the building of a… More

Friday, Mar 4, 2011

Scope and content of a possible Digital Public Library of America

Earlier this week the Digital Public Library of America planning initiative gathered a lively group for a workshop organized around "content and scope." More

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011

The Center for Research on Computation and Society is Accepting Applications for 2011-2012 Positions

Researchers who wish to interact with both computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines are welcome to apply to the CRCS Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars… More

Monday, Dec 13, 2010

Berkman Center Announces Digital Public Library Planning Initiative

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society today announced that it will host a research and planning initiative for a “Digital Public Library of America.” With funding from the… More

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010

7 days in October

It's been an eventful seven days around the Berkman Center. Let's review...the call for fellowship applications, a new podcast, two new research papers, and a book talk... More

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010

Berkman Center accepting fellowship applications for 2011-2012 academic year

We are currently accepting applications through two distinct channels: First, we are accepting applications for a specific fellowship opportunity: our academic fellowship for… More

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010

Youth and media research update

The Berkman Center has recently organized all of its research efforts relating to young people and technology – including new work on youth in developing countries – under a… More

Friday, Oct 1, 2010

Re:Born Digital, in Video

2010 summer interns take up "Born Digital"

This year's Berkman Center summer interns tackled a big special project on top of their primary research responsibilities, creating a set of videos -- one for each chapter of John… More

Friday, Jun 25, 2010

Risky Behaviors and Online Safety: draft literature review

What is known about online youth safety? danah boyd releases the Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative's DRAFT literature review on the topic -- for public comment and… More

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010

"Sexting": legal and practical issues

The Berkman Center is pleased to share our Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative's latest document, which addresses legal and practical issues related to the practice… More

Friday, Jun 18, 2010

Four Essays Addressing Risky Behaviors and Online Safety

From danah boyd's blog: "...John Palfrey, Urs Gasser, and I have been co-directing the Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative to investigate the role that policy can play… More

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010

Exploring children's online safety in developing nations

The Berkman Center has released an exploratory study carried out by the Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative in collaboration with UNICEF. It is intended as a… More

Monday, Jun 7, 2010

Berkman Center Announces 2010-2011 Fellows

The Berkman Center has announced its 2010-2011 fellows, faculty associates, and Fellowship Advisory Board members... More

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010

A Tale of Two Blogospheres

Discursive Practices on the Left and the Right

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce the release of a new paper exploring U.S. political blogs. This paper compares the practices of discursive production and participation… More

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010

Understanding youth, privacy and reputation

The Berkman Center is pleased to share our Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative's extensive literature review mapping out "what is currently understood about the… More

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010

Group Solidarity & Peer-to-Peer Microfinance on Kiva.org, via Scott Hartley

Congratulations to Scott Hartley, a Facebook, and former Google employee, pursuing his MBA and MA at Columbia University, who has just released a working paper, "Kiva.org: Crowd… More

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010

Harvard’s Berkman Center and eIFL.net Launch “Copyright for Librarians”

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce that "Copyright for Librarians" is now live. "Copyright for Librarians" is an online, open access curriculum on copyright law, developed… More

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

On "Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape"

The Berkman Center is pleased to share the Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative's response to the FCC's Notice of Inquiry on "Empowering Parents and Protecting Children… More

Thursday, Oct 22, 2009

Exploring youth and media policy

new Berkman Center initiative underway

The first meeting of the Berkman Center's new Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative is being held today; experts from various fields are gathered to discuss privacy and… More

Monday, Sep 14, 2009

Creative Commons: Defining Noncommercial

Creative Commons has published a substantial report (plus data), "Defining Noncommercial," which represents a year-long study funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and… More

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Radio Berkman 123: It’s Not Fair! (Use)

This week on Radio Berkman: Patricia Aufderheide, Director of the Center for Social Media at American University, speaks about the Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Online… More

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Social media guidelines for law students

Berkman Fellow Gene Koo, who is working with our friends at CALI to build eLangdell : The Legal Ed Commons (a platform for collaboratively creating legal teaching materials), is… More

Friday, May 1, 2009

Open Translation Tools 2009

"the polyglot Internet"

Via Open Education News: "Open Translation Tools 2009 will be held from 22 to 24 June, in Amsterdam...The event will be followed by an Open Translation 'Book Sprint' which will… More

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009

Learning in a Participatory Culture

Our friends down the street at MIT's Project New Media Literacies (NML) are holding a conference in Cambridge this Saturday, May 2...The day's workshops will delve into the future… More

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009

On Remix and Born Digital

book reviews in Science Magazine

The Books et al. section in the current issue of Science features two Berkman Center-related pieces of interest to the wider community. Yochai Benkler considers Lawrence Lessig's… More

Thursday, Apr 2, 2009

Harvard researchers find that only men showed favoritism toward supporters of their preferred candidate

in the 2008 Democratic primary

Men, but not women, displayed strong favoritism toward fellow supporters of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama during the summer of 2008, according to a new study published in the… More

Thursday, Apr 2, 2009

Investigating in-group bias in the 2008 Democratic primary

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce the first publication to emerge from the weekly seminar of Berkman’s interdisciplinary Cooperation research project: "Dynamic remodeling… More

Friday, Mar 6, 2009

Debating CDA 230

An exchange between John Palfrey and Adam Thierer concerning tweaking Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was published today in Ars Technica... More

Monday, Mar 2, 2009

Digital Natives: Born Digital in the News

The Digital Natives Project has some exciting news about Born Digital... More

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009

Born Digital in the classroom

PBS Teachers & Classroom 2.0 webinar with John Palfrey

On February 26, John Palfrey will be participating in a virtual conversation with educators about digital natives. We hope you can join in... More

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009

Making (digital) airwaves

This week has been thick with Berkman-related audio: conversations with Judith Donath, John Palfrey, David Hornik, and Esra'a Al Shafei all made their way onto the Net... More

Monday, Feb 9, 2009

Privacy and truth online

John Palfrey was recently interviewed by James Goodale on two questions: "Does anyone care about privacy anymore?" and "What to do about lies on the internet?" More

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2009

Welcome, Urs Gasser!

As the spring semester begins, we are delighted to officially welcome Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen Dr. Urs Gasser into his new role as Berkman’s Executive… More

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009

The Legal Education Commons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, with the support of the Berkman Center, has launched the Legal Education Commons, where law professors can exchange and access… More

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009

Data Privacy Day

Today, the US, Canada, and a host of European countries are celebrating the second annual Data Privacy Day. In honor of the Day, we are re-presenting Digital Natives project… More

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009

Internet Safety Technical Task Force Releases Final Report on Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

The Berkman Center today released the final report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, a group of 29 leading Internet businesses, non-profit organizations, academics, and… More

Friday, Dec 12, 2008

Cambridge bound!

Lawrence Lessig receives two Harvard appointments

Tremendous news: former Berkman Center faculty director Lawrence Lessig is returning to Harvard as a professor of law and faculty director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Foundation… More

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008

Digital Natives: civic engagement + US presidential election via camphone

For the Thanksgiving holiday in the US this week, many of us are traveling to visit friends and family or are preparing to receive guests. The Digital Natives blog, too, hosted… More

Thursday, Nov 13, 2008

Digital Natives: Staying safe

This week the Digital Natives team took a look at online privacy and safety and the related topic of digital aggressors. More

Thursday, Nov 6, 2008

Digital Natives: experiencing information

The Digital Natives blog's theme-of-the-week is information overload! a timely topic in light of the finding that, in 2008, the Internet overtook newspapers as a source of… More

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008

Call for Updated and New Technology Submissions to the Internet Safety Technical Task Force

In the spirit of openness and participation inspired by election day, the Internet Safety Technical Task Force is encouraging your continued participation in its process as it… More

Monday, Nov 3, 2008

US presidential campaign & election '08

We've assembled a sampling of recent Internet and politics-related activities and writings from the Berkman community... More

Friday, Oct 31, 2008

Digital Natives: learning and literacy

This week, the Digital Natives gang explored digital learning and literacy, and taught us a thing or two in the process... More

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2008

Piracy on the Choppy Copyright (C)s

The Digital Natives project has been doing a lot of thinking about digital piracy and creativity lately... More

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2008

Digital Natives: Teens talk politics

The Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series may be taking a breather, but with the US election only three weeks away and the final presidential debate tonight, the… More

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2008

Digital Natives: Cyberbullying

In this week's installment of the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series we hear from Lisa Epstein, a 19-year-old UMASS student and former victim of cyberbullying. More

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008

Digital Natives: flash mob fun

This week's -- exuberant -- installment in the Reporters in the Field series takes us to a silent dance party in Boston... More

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2008

Digital Natives: music fans and online community

The Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series continues with "azn.play: a conversation with blogger Qin Zhi Lau"... More

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008

Digital Natives: Activism in the Middle East

Continuing its exploration of digital activism from last week, the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series turns its microphone over to Esra’a Al Shafei of Bahrain, the 21… More

Monday, Sep 8, 2008

Digital Media and Learning Competition

As the fall semester gets underway, our Digital Natives project colleagues share some of the details of HASTAC's Digital Media and Learning Competition. This year's theme is… More

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2008

Digital Natives: organizing activism online

This week, the Reporters in the Field series takes a look at Obama Works, an independent grassroots organization that helps Obama supporters in neighborhoods across the country... More

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2008

Digital Natives: a digital community of learners

This week, with new book Born Digital landing on bookshelves, the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series continues its look at collaborative studying in a "web 2.0" world... More

Monday, Aug 25, 2008

Born Digital arrives on bookshelves

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce that Faculty Co-Director John Palfrey and Faculty Fellow Urs Gasser's "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital… More

Friday, Aug 22, 2008

Trolling for Trouble

Daniel LaMagna, an intern with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, offers his take on Internet trolls over on the Digital Natives blog. More

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2008

Digital Natives: Sharing Knowledge

This week the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field Series takes a look at collaborative studying in a "web 2.0" world. More

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008

Digital Natives: life cycle of a digital dossier

The Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series changes tactics this week with a narrated slide show from intern Kanupriya Tewari. The piece explores the accumulation of data --… More

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2008

Digital Natives: encounter with the RIAA (finale)

Two weeks ago, the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series brought you the first two parts of "The Ballad of Zack McCune" -- an exploration of digital natives and illegal… More

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008

Digital Natives: Alumni Magazines for the Web Set

It's week three of the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series. This week Digital Natives summer interns Nikki Leon and John Randall give us "Is Harvard Magazine Coping in… More

Thursday, Jul 24, 2008

Digital Natives: encounter with the RIAA

Launched last Wednesday, the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series gets fully underway this week with the first two parts of a brand-new piece created by Digital Natives… More

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2008

Digital Natives team kicks off Reporters in the Field series

This afternoon, the Digital Natives project rolled out the first video in its Reporters in the Field series, which will investigate the project's issues and themes through one of… More

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008

Berkman Center Announces Request for Technical Submissions Related to Child Safety on the Internet

The Request for Technical Submissions asks companies, non-profits, and individuals with technologies relevant to child safety online to submit a detailed description that will… More

Friday, Jun 20, 2008

Recollection Recall?

Over on the Digital Natives blog, Nikki Leon wonders whether or not Digital Natives need to start tying strings to their fingers in lieu of hitting the search engines. More

Friday, Jun 13, 2008

2008 Presidential E-lection

This week, the Digital Natives and Internet and Democracy projects both dove into the 2008 campaign, offering their thoughts on the role of the Internet in the current U.S… More

Friday, Apr 11, 2008

John Perry Barlow looking back on an Internet decade

Find your headphones and grab a seat, maybe skip the popcorn this week. As part of the Berkman Center’s ongoing tenth anniversary celebration, Berkman@10, we’re retrieving some… More

Thursday, Apr 3, 2008

Communia and iCommons Call for Papers

The deadlines for papers the first ever Commmunia Conference and the iCommons Summit '08 is quickly approaching. More

Monday, Mar 31, 2008

Q+ A with Tomorrow's Luncheon Guest, Allison Fine

Allison Fine will join us tomorrow as part of our Tuesday Luncheon Series, and as a primer to her talk, Berkman intern Yvette Wohn sat down with Allison for a Q+ A, where they… More

Friday, Mar 28, 2008

Lessig v. Valenti on the future of intellectual property online

Gather the family, make some popcorn, turn off the TV. As part of the Berkman Center’s ongoing tenth anniversary celebration, Berkman@10, we’re retrieving some classics from our… More

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

The Berkman Center Announces Formation of Internet Safety Task Force to Identify and Develop Online Safety Tools

More than 20 Organizations including AOL, AT&T, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, MySpace, NCMEC, Symantec, Verizon and Yahoo! Join Task Force.

Berkman Center To Lead New Task Force Comprised of Prominent Internet Businesses, Non-Profits, Academics and Technology Companies. More

Friday, Feb 22, 2008

The Future of Legal Education

Yesterday, the International Conference on the Future of Legal Education, CALI-Berkman Fellow Gene Koo spoke about eLangdell, an ongoing project to build a legal education commons… More

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008

Digital Natives

Teenage Girls as the Cyberpioneers of the Internet

Today's New York Times features a story based off this Pew report on Internet use among 12 to 17 year olds on how young people use the web, and describes teenage girls as the … More

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2007

Berkman Center and CALI Partner to Create New Legal Education Resource

Cambridge, MA – Today at the 17th annual CALI Conference on Law School Computing, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and the non-profit Center for… More


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KBZK.com

Bozeman Computer Museum gets a boost from surprised visitor

There’s a special room dedicated to women in computing. Yelton posted a selfie of herself in the room, posting: “Yes, I am totally taking a selfie in this particular exhibit.”

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018
Boston Magazine

Jonny Sun's New Art Project in Cambridge Is a Sitcom, Starring You

The Twitter celebrity's Laughing Room features a laugh track powered by artificial intelligence

Friday, Nov 9, 2018
Boston Globe

Want to be on a sitcom? Illustrator Jonny Sun is opening an interactive art exhibit in Cambridge

An immersive project that examines the intersection of art, technology, and privacy

Friday, Nov 9, 2018
Public-Interest Technology Resources

Public-Interest Technology Resources

A set of resources for public-interest technologists

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
Podcast

How Youth Are Reinventing Instagram and Why Having Multiple Accounts Is Trending

Our Youth & Media team looked at how teens are using social media to figure out who they are.

Friday, Nov 2, 2018
Chatham House

Is the Web Neutral?

Three Views on the Structure of the Internet

Does the web produce particular outcomes because of how it is built, or does it merely reflect society?

Monday, Oct 29, 2018
Medium

A Thicket of Questions

On Matthew Battles’s Earth Measurer

How does nonliving artificial-intelligence technology relate to the precarious state of life on earth?

Friday, Sep 28, 2018
Medium

Searching, Browsing, and Filtering Open Access Content in Digital Collections

A look at the user interfaces of 4 different online libraries

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
Medium

Shiny Objects

AI + Art workshop at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

What does it mean to be human if most of our interactions are with non-human intelligences?

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
Medium

Time and the Selva Oscura

A meditation on the temporality of forests

Monday, Jun 25, 2018
the Atlantic

That Merkel Photo Is More Like a Meme Than a Renaissance Painting

On the meme'ing of international diplomacy

Monday, Jun 11, 2018
Medium

Communicating Use and Reuse in the Digital Collection Interface

In Communicating Use and Reuse in the Digital Collection Interface, Kelly Fitzpatrick explores how institutions are identifying open access content in digital…

Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Events 57

Oct 2, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Software for the Social Good

with the BKC Geek Team & friends

VIDEO & PODCAST: Learn how the Berkman Klein Center's geek team builds the amazing tools that help us study the Internet and advance the public interest. More

Mar 6, 2018 @ 5:30 PM

metaLAB + friends openLAB

Please join us for metaLAB’s 2018 openLAB, showcasing work by metaLAB and friends. More

Feb 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

The Global Lives Project and Platforms for Building Empathy & Connection

featuring founder and Executive Director, David Harris

How can a multimedia project build empathy and connect the experiences of humanity around the globe? More

Feb 13, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Media Migration, Signage, and Smoked Fish

the Library Consortium as Studio, Platform, and Metacommunity

In this talk, Nate will give an overview of the programs at METRO/599, talk about the challenges associated with this organizational recalibration, seek input and ideas from the… More

Feb 2, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

Past, Present, and Future of the Digital Public Library of America

featuring John Bracken, newly appointed executive director of the DPLA, and colleagues

Please join DPLA's new executive director John Bracken and colleagues to reflect on the DPLA’s past, present and future and explore the way in which libraries can contribute to a… More

Jan 19, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

MACHINE EXPERIENCE II

Art Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

A showcase of works by metaLAB artists exploring the emotional effects of algorithms, the uncanny experiences of sensor-enabled computers, and what intelligent machines might… More

Dec 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

A Pessimist’s Guide to the Future of Technology

featuring Dr. Ian Bogost, Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Two decades of technological optimism in computing have proven foolhardy. Let’s talk about new ways to anticipate what might go right and wrong, using a technology that has not… More

Dec 5, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Black Users, Enclaving, and Methodological Challenges in a Shifting Digital Landscape

featuring Sarah Florini, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of English Arizona State University

Researchers often consider the technological practices of Black Americans for insight into race and cultural production. But, Black users are regularly at the digital vanguard,… More

Nov 28, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation

featuring Dennis Tenen, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University

Computers—from electronic books to smart phones—play an active role in our social lives. Our technological choices thus entail theoretical and political commitments. Dennis Tenen… More

Nov 21, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Badges of Oppression, Positions of Strength

Digital Black Feminist Discourse and the Legacy of Black Women’s Technology Use

The use of online technology by black feminist thinkers has changed the principles, praxis, and product of black feminist writing and simultaneously has changed the technologies… More

Nov 7, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Study Card to Playlist: the Social Life of the Course Catalog

Curricle with Professor Jeffrey Schnapp, metaLAB Harvard

Visualized, annotated, connected: what should the course catalog look like in the 21st century? In this ​participatory lunch talk, members of metaLAB's Curricle team will share… More

Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Will Wikipedia exist in 20 years?

Featuring Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, in conversation with Harvard Law School Professor Yochai Benkler

Join us for a stimulating conversation highlighting different perspectives of the question, "Will Wikipedia exist in 20 years?" More

Aug 7, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

MACHINE EXPERIENCE

metaLAB AI Art Exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

metaLAB exhibits five new artistic projects playfully and critically engaging different aspects of Artificial Intelligence at Harvard Art Museum's Lightbox Gallery from August 8… More

Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

with the author, Berkman Klein Center Faculty Associate Tressie McMillan Cottom

A former insider discloses the story behind for-profit schools to explain the exorbitant price tags, the questionable credentials, and the lose-lose options for Americans seeking… More

Mar 21, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

The Things of the Internet

with Berkman Klein Fellow, An Xiao” Mina

What sorts of objects do new forms of hardware culture enable, and what role does the internet now play in all steps along the way, from ideation to sales to manufacturing to… More

Mar 7, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Embedded Dangers

Revisiting the Year 2000 Problem and the Politics of Technological Repair

What really happened in the Y2K crisis and did it matter? With a growing consensus that the United States is in a state of infrastructural crisis, the Y2K bug and its aftermath… More

Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Five Global Challenges and the Role of University

Berkman Faculty Associate, Juan Carlos De Martin with Berkman Klein founder, Charlie Nesson

Five global, complex, interrelated and to some extent unprecedented challenges: in the coming years what can universities do to support society in addressing them? More

Jan 31, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Not Bugs, But Features

Hopeful Institutions and Technologies of Inequality

How did we learn that we need to learn to code—or else? This talk draws on an ethnography of a library system amidst a massive digital transition, tracing how strained public… More

Jan 10, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Examining Black Feminism in the Digital Era

with Berkman Klein Fellow, Kishonna L. Gray

Using Black women’s innovative use of digital technologies via the hashtag, via reappropriating imagery, via facebook pages and gaming, Kishonna L. Gray highlights examples… More

Feb 24, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Workshopping Ideas: Presentations from the Digital Problem-Solving Initiative (DPSI) Teams

#DPSI teams will be workshopping their work @berkmancenter. More

Sep 24, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Curated by the Crowd: collections, data, and platforms for participation in museums and other institutions

hosted by metaLAB's Jeffrey Schnapp, Matthew Battles and Pablo Barría Urenda

Curarium is a collection of collections, an “animated archive,” designed to serve as a model for crowdsourcing annotation, curation, and augmentation of works within and beyond… More

Apr 18, 2013 @ 4:19 PM

[postponed] DPLA Launch

in Boston, MA

On April 18-19, 2013, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will bring together librarians, technologists, creators, publishers, innovators, students, government leaders,… More

Nov 8, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

DPLA Appfest Hackathon

in Chattanooga, TN

DPLA Appfest is an informal, open call for both ideas and functional examples of creative and engaging ways to use the content and metadata in the DPLA back-end platform. The… More

Oct 23, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

How to Make Your Research Open Access (Whether You're at Harvard or Not)

Celebrating Open Access Week

How do you make your own work open access (OA)? The question comes up from researchers at schools with good OA policies (like Harvard and MIT) and at schools with no OA policies… More

Oct 11, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

DPLA Midwest Conference

in Chicago, IL

DPLA Midwest—taking place on October 11-12, 2012 in Chicago—is the third major public event bringing together librarians, technologists, creators, students, government leaders,… More

Sep 11, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

Open Access Book Launch

Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the… More

May 29, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

Making large volunteer-driven projects sustainable. Lessons learned from Drupal

Dries Buytaert, original creator and project lead of Drupal

In this talk, Dries shares his experiences on how he grew the Drupal community from just one person to over 800,000 members over the past 10 years. More

May 15, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

Going Feral on the Net: the Qualities of Survival in a Wild, Wired World

Matthew Battles, Managing Editor and Curatorial Practice Fellow at metaLAB (at) Harvard

How do we balance the empowering possibilities of the networked public sphere with the dark, unsettling, and even dangerous energies of cyberspace? Matthew Battles blends a deep… More

Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

DPLA West Conference + Webcast

DPLA West—taking place on April 27, 2012 in San Francisco—is the second major public event bringing together librarians, technologists, creators, students, government leaders, and… More

Apr 3, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

The Growth and Decay of Shared Knowledge

Dennis Tenen, fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society

In this talk, Dennis will discuss our intuitions about knowledge domains and the methods by which such intuitions could be modeled empirically. Along the way, we will have the… More

Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

The Promises of Web-based Social Experiments

Jerome Hergueux, Berkman Center Fellow

In this talk, Jerome Hergueux will engage the audience in a discussion about the specificities, limitations and promises of web-based behavioral experiments for advancing social… More

Jan 31, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

Designing for Remixing: Computer-supported Social Creativity

Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Berkman Fellow & MIT Media Lab

In this talk Andres Monroy-Hernandez presents a framework for the design and study of an online community of amateur creators. This event will be webcast live at 12:30PM ET. More

Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

The Spanish Revolution & the Internet: From free culture to meta-politics

Mayo Fuster Morell, Berkman Center Fellow

In the context of multiple crises – ecological, political, financial and geopolitical restructuring – large mobilizations are taking place in several countries. In the Spanish… More

Oct 21, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

Digital Public Library of America Plenary Meeting

The plenary meeting will bring together a wide range of stakeholders in a broad, open forum to present the history of and vision for the DPLA effort, to showcase the best ideas… More

Oct 18, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest

Yochai Benkler, Berkman Center Faculty Co-Director

In his new book, Yochai Benkler uses evidence from neuroscience, economics, sociology, biology, and real-world examples to break down the myth of self-interest and replace it with… More

Oct 11, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

Almost Wikipedia: What Eight Collaborative Encyclopedia Projects Reveal About Mechanisms of Collective Action

Benjamin Mako Hill, Berkman Center & MIT

Benjamin Mako Hill will present some preliminary findings from a qualitative, inductive, case-study based analysis of 8 early projects to create online collaborative encyclopedias. More

May 16, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

Global Interoperability and Linked Data Workshop

On May 16-17, 2011, the Berkman Center together with Open Knowledge Commons and the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam convened a group of technical and… More

Nov 2, 2010 @ 12:30 PM

The Online Laboratory: Taking Experimental Social Science onto the Internet

Dave Rand, Berkman Fellow & Research Scientist at Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics

In this talk Dave Rand will describe how to go about designing and running experiments using Mechanical Turk, some successful experiments that have been run (mostly involving… More

Sep 21, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

Hacking the Casebook

The H20 Development Team

Traditional law school casebooks are expensive, bulky and stagnant. With the support of the HLS Library, Berkman has been updating our suite of classroom tools, H2O. In this… More

Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:30 PM

Preliminary Conclusions from The Industrial Cooperation Project

Carolina Rossini, Berkman Fellow

Carolina Rossini, Berkman Fellow, will report initial findings and conclusions from the Industrial Cooperation Project... More

Nov 17, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

Kudunomics: Information and Property Rights in the Weightless Economy

Sam Bowles, Santa Fe Institute, Behavioral Sciences Program

Sam Bowles will discuss how an evolutionary model and computer simulations will show how systems of property rights might respond to the challenges of the weightless economy. More

Jul 7, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

HIT me baby one more time, Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Amazon Mechanical Turk

Aaron Shaw, Berkman Center Fellow

Aaron Shaw will discuss who's using Amazon's Mechanical Turk, its implications for social scientists, the future of labor markets, and life on the Internet as we know it. More

Jun 9, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

The Second and Third Enclosures

Lewis Hyde, Berkman Fellow

In his lunchtime talk, Lewis Hyde will trace the roots of the second enclosure (it goes back at least to the invention of printing); he will describe traditional forms of… More

May 20, 2009 @ 6:00 PM

Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group

Aaron Shaw - Polanyi's Penguin? Commons-Based Industry in the Neoliberal Knowledge Economy; Colleen Kaman - The World in the Network; Rasmus Kleis Nielsen - Mundane Tools and… More

Feb 3, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

ISTTF: Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

John Palfrey, danah boyd, Dena Sacco, Laura DeBonis

John Palfrey, danah boyd, Dena Sacco, Laura DeBonis, directors of the recently concluded Internet Safety Technical Task Force, discuss the findings and recommendations from the… More

Dec 12, 2008 @ 6:30 PM

The Commons: Celebrating accomplishments, discerning futures

Jamie Boyle, Lawrence Lessig, Joi Ito, Molly S. Van Houweling, and Jonathan Zittrain

Creative Commons and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society present "The Commons: Celebrating accomplishments, discerning futures" tonight. More

Dec 9, 2008 @ 12:30 PM

Developing A Self-Learning Distance Program on Copyright for Librarians

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Berkman Fellow

Berkman Fellow Melanie Dulong de Rosnay will discuss the Copyright for Librarians project, which aims, in partnership with eIFL.net, to develop a distance learning program on… More

Nov 24, 2008 @ 4:00 PM

Participatory Governance: In open source communities, companies and government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger is a Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT, where he is involved in multi-disciplinary research and teaching activities focused on how… More

Sep 30, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

Armchair Revolutionary: Crowdsourcing Global Social Change

Ariel Hauter and Ori Neidich

We all want to make the world a better place, but we're discouraged from giving money and volunteer time to charities due to several layers of obstacles: transparency, efficacy,… More

Sep 23, 2008 @ 8:00 PM

Born Digital (Cambridge Book Talk & Reception)

by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

The Berkman Center celebrated the release of John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives" at Harvard Law School. More

Sep 23, 2008 @ 10:00 AM

Internet Safety Technical Task Force (ISTTF) Open Meeting

The Berkman Center hosted a day and a half-long public meeting of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force. More

Jul 15, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

Openness for Life Science Databases

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Berkman Fellow

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay presented work on legal and technical openness for life science databases that she developed with Science Commons. More

Feb 19, 2008 @ 12:30 PM

The Pros and Cons of an 'Educational Fair Use' Project

Lewis Hyde, Berkman Fellow

Lewis Hyde, Berkman Fellow, spoke on "The Pros and Cons of an 'Educational Fair Use' Project" and how fiar use can be reclaimed as an expressive right. More

Apr 30, 2007 @ 1:57 AM

Digital Libraries in Developing Nations: Challenges and Opportunities

Teresa Hackett of eIFL

As a lead-up event to the 2007 Internet & Society Conference, Teresa Hackett of eIFL discussed "Digital Libraries in Developing Nations: Challenges and Opportunities" More

Mar 13, 2007 @ 12:30 PM

Subclassing the Commons

John Mayer, Executive Director of Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

John discussed CALI's use of both social networking tools, as well as innovative software in the quest to provide the most thorough and practical means of legal education. More

Jul 12, 2005 @ 12:30 PM

H2O Playlists Public Beta Release

Berkman H2O Team

Berkman Luncheon Series: 7/12/05 - Berkman H2O team on H2O Playlists Public Beta Release More

Apr 14, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

Weblogs

Dave Winer, Former Berkman Fellow and Pioneer of RSS

Berkman Luncheon Series: 4/15/03 - Dave Winer on Weblogs More


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Directors

Yochai Benkler

Director

John Deighton

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William Fisher

Director

Urs Gasser

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Charles Nesson

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John Palfrey

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Stuart Shieber

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Staff

Fellows

Faculty Associates

Fernando Bermejo

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Lionel Brossi

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Sasha Costanza-Chock

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Juan Carlos De Martin

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Mayo Fuster Morell

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Kishonna Gray

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Mako Hill

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Vasilis Kostakis

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Harry Lewis

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David Malan

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Justin Reich

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Aaron Shaw

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Zeynep Tufekci

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Allister Chang

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Joanne Cheung

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Ron A. Dolin

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Nate Hill

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Tim Hwang

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Amy Johnson

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Reynol Junco

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SJ Klein

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Greg Leppert

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Mary Minow

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Jie Qi

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Gosia Stergios

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John Stubbs

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Peter Suber

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Jonathan Sun

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Adam Ziegler

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Fellows Advisory Board

Judith Donath

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Eszter Hargittai

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Colin Maclay

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David Weinberger

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Ethan Zuckerman

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