Surveillance and Citizenship – 10/27


Digital technologies have exponentially expanded the power of government and corporations to keep tabs on citizens. But citizens in turn are exploiting new technologies to expose the activities of governments, companies and even each other. How does the persistence and ubiquity of surveillance in our digitizing world affect what it means to be a citizen? Does our emerging condition of constant surveillance enourage individuals to curtail how they speak and act — or to offer more information? In what ways are the new forms of citizen surveillance and public witness instruments of democracy and transparency? In what ways are they the tools of distortion and propaganda for idealogues or special interest?

via Surveillance and Citizenship.

Register Now for the Social Movements/Digital Revolutions Conference, Oct. 21-23!


All Open Media Boston viewers are invited to attend the Social Movements/Digital Revolutions Conference on Oct. 21-23, 2011 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. The event is being organized by this publication, Massachusetts Global Action, the Organizers’ Collaborative and TecsChange in cooperation with a growing list of sponsors including the Boston Media Reform Network, Free Press, Lesley University, MIT Center for Civic Media, and MIT Comparative Media Studies. SM/DR incorporates the 2nd Digital Media Conference and the 11th Grassroots Use of Technology Conference.

via Register Now for the Social Movements/Digital Revolutions Conference, Oct. 21-23! | Open Media Boston.

Web Innovators Group 32 WebInno32 – 9/29


Cyberposium 17 : Technology and Business Conference at Harvard Business School — 11/5


RIIPL Inaugural Conference – Nov 4, 2011


BIT CITY : 2011- 11/4


There is more data in the world than ever before, and there will soon be far more. According to the International Data Corporation IDC , “In 2011 alone, 1.8 zettabytes or 1.8 trillion gigabytes of data will be created, the equivalent to every U.S. citizen writing 3 tweets per minute for 26,976 years.” New data collected from embedded devices in common items such as clothing, cell phones, vehicles, roads, buildings and anything else you can think of will fundamentally change the way we plan, finance and move about our cities.

via BIT CITY : 2011 | Transportation, Data, and Technology in Cities.

2011 25th Anniversary Schedule – Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy – 10/13-15


For 25 years, the Shorenstein Center has brought together the interconnected worlds of media, politics and public policy.To celebrate our anniversary, the Center is planning a weekend of lectures, interviews and festivities to reflect on highlights of the past years and look forward to a future of engagement and excellence.

via 2011 25th Anniversary Schedule – Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

Futures of Entertainment – 11/11-12


We’re excited to announce that registration has officially opened for our fifth Futures of Entertainment conference, which will begin on 11/11/11. The conference–which will run Nov. 11-12–will be held at the Kirsch Auditorium on the first floor of the Frank Gehry-designed Ray and Maria Stata Center on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, MA.

via Futures of Entertainment: Archives.

Berkeley Law – Back to School: The New Patent Law Explained – 10/21


The US Patent Law has been revised in major ways. On October 21, 2011, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology will host a conference where professors and practitioners will provide detailed explanations of the changes and discuss the impact on patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation. Take advantage of this opportunity to come ‘back to school’ and learn from the experts.

via Berkeley Law – Back to School: The New Patent Law Explained.

Kick-Off Event for Harvard Library Strategic Conversations – 10/4


Are you imagining what a 21st-century library might look like? Are you curious how our patrons, staff and faculty envision the future of the Harvard Library? Then join your colleagues in an exciting kick-off event to inaugurate the Harvard Library Strategic Conversations on October 4th, 2011 at 4 pm in Sanders Theater, with a reception to follow in the Queen’s Head Pub.

via Kick-Off Event for Harvard Library Strategic Conversations | Harvard Library Strategic Conversations.

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