Berkman Center for Internet and Society: Audio Fishbowl
by Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
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Peek inside the Berkman Center's Audio Fishbowl: Conversations with leading cyber-scholars, entrepreneurs, activists, and policymakers as they explore the bleeding edge of the internet and technology, democracy, law, and society. (Also available as video) From the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Want to hear more? Listen to Radio Berkman - our fully produced podcast, featuring exclusive interviews and conversations from inside the Berkman Center.
||Karim R. Lakhani on How Disclosure Policies Impact Search in Open Innovation [AUDIO]||Most of society’s innovation systems –- academic science, the patent system, open source, etc. -– are “open” in the sense that they are designed to facilitate knowledge disclosures amongst innovators. An essential difference across innovation sy||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tricia Wang on Talking to Strangers: Chinese Youth and Social Media [AUDIO]||When we read about the Chinese internet in the Western press, we usually hear stories about censorship, political repression, and instability. But Chinese youth are actually sharing information and socializing with strangers online much more than those in||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Defending an Unowned Internet: Opportunities for Technology, Policy, and Corporations [AUDIO]||In the wake of the disclosures about government surveillance and the rise of corporate-run applications and protocols, is the idea of an “unowned” Internet still a credible one? The Berkman Center’s Jonathan Zittrain moderates a panel, i||2/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Veni Markovski on 2014 High-Level Conferences on ICT and the Internet: What Do They Mean for the Internet As We Know It? [AUDIO||In October, President of Brazil Dilma Roussef announced a high-level meeting on Internet governance to be held in April in Rio de Janeiro. ITU will have not one, not two, but three international meetings, and will be tackling Internet issues. As governm||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Margot Kaminski on Robotic Surveillance: Authorship or Intrusion? [AUDIO]||As the use of robotic technology expands private third-party surveillance will also expand to new locations and scenarios. Is it possible — or desirable — to craft meaningful laws or guidelines before widespread private adoption of robots? In||1/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eszter Hargittai and Aaron Shaw on Internet Skills and Wikipedia’s Gender Inequality [AUDIO]||Although women are just as likely as men to read Wikipedia, they only represent an estimated 16% of global Wikipedia editors and 23% of U.S. adult Wikipedia editors. In this talk, Eszter Hargittai — Delaney Family Professor in the Communication Stud||1/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nicholas Gruen on Government as Impresario: Emergent Public Goods and Public Private Partnerships 2.0 [AUDIO]||We’re used to thinking that public goods must be produced by governments. But there’s a fundamental and growing class of public goods that emerge from private interaction. Today emergent public goods — Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia —||1/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sara Boettiger on Re-Thinking Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Models for the Poor [AUDIO]||The world faces a growing population, resource constraints, climate change, and a global food system under stress. But new technology is limited in its ability to address the problems facing those in poverty. 780 million still lack access to clean water.||12/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jerome Hergueux on Cooperation in a Peer Production Economy: Experimental Evidence from Wikipedia [AUDIO]||From Wikipedia to Open Source Software, Peer Production –- a large-scale collaborative model of production primarily based on voluntary contributions –- is emerging as an economically significant production model alongside firms, markets and governmen||12/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kate Darling on Near-term Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues in Robotics [AUDIO]||Prominent robot ethics questions focus on liability and privacy concerns in the face of increasingly autonomous technology. A lesser-discussed issue is the emergence and effect of robots that are designed to interact with humans on a social level. Studies||11/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Edward Lee on How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet–For Now [AUDIO]||SOPA and ACTA, two controversial copyright proposals in the United States and European Union that many feared would lead to Internet censorship, came into the mainstream when people used Facebook, Twitter, other social media, blogs, and websites to organi||11/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cheryl Contee on The Innovation Intermission [AUDIO]||Though the stereotype of “nerd” might involve a white male with a laptop, white males lag behind minorities and women in many categories of social media and technology use. But current investments in new technology don’t not match the consumer||10/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Aimee Corrigan and Colin Maclay on The New Nollywood [AUDIO]||In less than two decades Nollywood (Nigeria’s booming movie industry) has grown to an estimated value of $250 million, employing over a million people and producing over 1000 films each year. Nollywood’s movies have an audience of millions in||10/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Zeynep Tufekci on Social Media-Fueled Protest Style From Arab Spring to Gezi Protests in Turkey [AUDIO]||What can we learn from the protest wave of the last years? How does social media impact the capacity for collective action? Does social media contribute to blunting movement impacts by facilitating horizontal, non-institutional and “leaderless”||10/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Many excellent speakers with varying sound quality
Some very impressive speakers present useful and informative topics here. I cut one start from my rating because the recordings of the presentations are often rather poor. Otherwise they are outstanding.
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