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Feb 13 2018 12:00pm to Feb 13 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Media Migration, Signage, and Smoked Fish: the Library Consortium as Studio, Platform, and Metacommunity

featuring Nate Hill, Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

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 group, and extend an invitation to attendees to come take part in the fun.

Feb 6 2018 12:00pm to Feb 6 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Health Care Costs and Transparency

featuring John Freedman, President & CEO of Freedman HealthCare

Health spending continues to outpace wages and GDP, while some new insurance designs transfer greater shares of that to patients’ own out of pocket costs. What is driving health care costs up, who is benefiting, and how are data harnessed to study the problems and remedy them?

Self-portrait of a female Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra) in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, who had picked up photographer David Slater's camera and photographed herself with it.
Jan 30 2018 12:00pm to Jan 30 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The “Monkey Selfie” Case: Can Non-Humans Hold Copyrights?

featuring Jon Lovvorn (HLS), Jeff Kerr (PETA), and a panel of experts on copyright, cyber law, and intermediary liability issues

Can non-human animals own copyrights? Can artificial intelligence machines? Join the Berkman Klein Center, the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program, and the HLS Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for a discussion of the “Monkey Selfie” case and the issues it raises around untraditional definitions of who can be considered a creator under the law.

Jan 16 2018 12:00pm to Jan 16 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Who Owns Your Ideas and How Does Creativity Happen?

A Conversation with Professor Orly Lobel on her new book You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side (Norton)

Who owns your ideas? How are cultural icons created and who gets to control their image and message? Orly Lobel’s new book You Don’t Own Me is about how intellectual property both fuels and impedes entrepreneurship, innovation, ideas, and talent. The story is also about how the courtroom interacts with consumer psychology, corporate ethics, brand control, feminism, ethnicity and our values about parenting and womanhood. "Colorful and dramatic. ...Orly Lobel masterfully draws us in with rich details, urging us to consider the future of innovation and the many ways in which companies employ litigation to achieve market domination." -- Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of The Future of the Internet

Dec 12 2017 12:00pm to Dec 12 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

A Pessimist’s Guide to the Future of Technology

featuring Dr. Ian Bogost, Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in conversation with Professor Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages & Literature, Harvard Graduate School of Design

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 yet mainstreamed—autonomous vehicles—as a test case.

Dec 5 2017 12:00pm to Dec 5 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

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, anticipating shifts in the media landscape that raise methodological and ethical questions for researchers.

Nov 21 2017 12:00pm to Nov 21 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Badges of Oppression, Positions of Strength: Digital Black Feminist Discourse and the Legacy of Black Women’s Technology Use

featuring Catherine Knight Steele, University of Maryland

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 themselves. Texts from the antebellum south through the 20th-century contextualize the contemporary relationship between black women and digital media.

Nov 14 2017 12:00pm to Nov 14 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes

featuring author Ethan Katsh

Our society is blessed with new technologies yet also burdened with numerous and novel disputes as they are used. In his new book Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes, Professor Katsh looks at many of these disputes, why they arise, how they may be resolved and, in some cases, even prevented.

Nov 7 2017 12:00pm to Nov 7 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

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 details of the new platform they're building for course-selection and discovery—and invite participants to help design and refine the system.

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