By Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
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Where is the intersection of web, society, technology, and the law? It's at Radio Berkman. Each week you'll hear short edited interviews, conversations, and stories from the areas where human beings and the web meet. Hosted by author and cyberscholar David Weinberger with Daniel Dennis Jones of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
||Radio Berkman 227: How Block Chain Will Change the World||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Bitcoin is having its 7th birthday, and its promise to change the way the world thinks about money is looking less and less hyperbolic. For one, the block chain technology underlying Bitcoin – the public||8/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 226: Pay the Musician||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The market for recorded music has undergone at least three major reinventions since the dawn of the Internet. At the turn of the century illegal downloading ate away at the music industry’s bottom line. Then th||8/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 225: Can you copyright a joke?||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg With 316 million users posting 500 million tweets a day, someone is bound to write an unoriginal tweet now and then. But there are some Twitter users whose entire existence relies completely on plagiarizing tin||8/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help fuel our ne||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s mayor asked if th||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 222: Going Public||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Public spaces function based on a varying give-and-take relationship with community members. Publicly supported media — whether it be college radio, a local NPR station, cable access, or PBS — share||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The International Labour Organization estimates that between forced labor and the commercial sex trade, more than 20 million men, women, and children are being trafficked internationally. The web plays a huge r||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The more comfortable we get using digital platforms the more important it becomes to understand our relationships to them. From Facebook, to Fitbit, to Wikipedia, to networked games, and even to our schools and||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 219: Whose App Is It Anyway?||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg You may be familiar with a typical hack-day or hack-a-thon. Throw a group of developers and creators in a conference room for the weekend, and they’ll come up with some amazing app or product to make life||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 218: The Threats and Tradeoffs of Big Data||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg A lot of personal information about you is completely invisible, intangible, and racing around cyberspace on a mission to pay your bills and geolocate your Facebook status. And, of course, this is useful and in||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 217: Don’t Hate the Player, Change the Game||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Few sectors of the networked environment get a worse reputation for hate speech than online gaming. Competitive games with chat functions have always involved some level of trash talking. Slurs, shaming, and ca||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out to destroy||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB 215: Prometheus and the Dolphins||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Want to create artificially intelligent machines? Want to find aliens? You might want to try talking to nature first. Philosophers, animal behaviorists, and scientists have worked for decades to get animals to||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB 214: CopyrightXXX||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Not long ago, illegally downloading a movie could land you in court facing millions of dollars in fines and jailtime. But Hollywood has begun to weather the storm by offering alternatives to piracy — same||12/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
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