Clay Shirky at Berkman: Roundup and Pictures

Video from Clay’s book talk has been posted here.

Yesterday, internet luminary and writer Clay Shirky joined us for a special day of Berkman@10 events at the Berkman Center and Harvard Law School. In the afternoon, Clay lead an intimate conversation at the Berkman Center on “protest culture,” which we’ll be releasing the video of through MediaBerkman in the upcoming weeks. Clay also gave a book talk at Harvard Law School, on the very first day his book Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations was released, and shot to the #1 for the Computers and Internet category on David Weinberger liveblogged by the afternoon as well as the evening talks. Mary Joyce of the Internet & Democracy project offers her thoughts on the book talk as well. Cory Doctrow calls the book a “masterpiece” and reviews the book for boingboing.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is now available at your local bookseller and online, so be sure to buy your copy today! To learn more about Clay Shirky’s work, visit his homepage.

More pictures have been posted to our flickr stream.

February 28: Berkman@10: Clay Shirky on “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations”


Berkman@10: Clay Shirky on “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” hceuscover.jpg

Thursday, February 28, 6:00 PM
Austin West Classroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School
No RSVP Required – This Event is Free and Open to The Public


“Here Comes Everybody” is about the social changes coming as a result of the internet’s power to support group action. Sharing, conversation, collaboration, collective action; all of these forms of group effort have been hampered by the myriad real-world difficulties of finding and coordinating with others. Our new group-forming media have removed many of those difficulties, and we are in the middle of a transformation of all kinds of group action.

About Clay

Clay Shirky studies the way communications tools alter or amplify social life; his current work is on large-scale collaborative n800px-clayshirkyji1.jpgetworks. Mr. Shirky is on the faculty at NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, and has worked as an advisor or consultant to many organizations, including Yahoo, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy, the BBC, and Lego. He has also been an advisor to many social startups, including Meetup, Social Text,, Flickr, and Dodgeball. Mr. Shirky is the author of the forthcoming book, “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations”, which examines the ways in which new forms of social media are allowing for new kinds of collaborative action.


+ Buy the book on Amazon

+ Clay’s Homepage

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School is proud to celebrate its tenth year as a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. Through research, events, and discussion, Berkman@10 considers “The Future of the Internet” – to celebrate the work we have done together over the past decade, and to look ahead to what we hope to accomplish collectively in the next. Visit for more information.

(Image via Joi Ito and licensed under Creative Commons)