Posts Tagged ‘events’

FTC Roundtable Explores Online Privacy

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Can there be security and privacy online after the fact? That was the question posed at a March 17th public roundtable on consumer privacy sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission. The roundtable brought together academics, industry experts and government officials to discuss the challenges of building a secure and authenticated layer for the Internet on […]

Matt Dunne on Transforming the Last Mile State

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Being the least connected state in the country earned Vermont the nickname of the Last Mile State. But it is precisely because of this reputation that Matt Dunne thinks Vermont can be transformed into a leader in connectivity, broadband competition, and innovation. Dunne, a former state senator and current candidate for Vermont governor, is also […]

A Reflection on Leslie Zebrowitz’s talk, by Judith Donath

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Leslie Zebrowitz’s talk brought her work—which deals with how deep-seated tendencies to overgeneralize distort our assessment of people,–to bear on the issue of justice in the courtroom. The premise of Zebrowitz’s work on overgeneralization is that the adaptive, useful reactions we have to features such as a baby’s cute face, the disfiguration caused by disease […]

A Reflection on Jeremy Bailenson’s talk, from Judith Donath

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

A Reflection on Jeremy Bailenson’s talk, “Transformed Social Interaction in Virtual Reality.” In virtual worlds, people appear in the guise of avatars. These graphical representations can closely resemble the user – but they can also be radically or subtly transformed. These transformations can be apparent to all inhabitants of the virtual world, or they can […]

A Reflection on Stephen Kosslyn’s talk, from Judith Donath

Monday, February 1st, 2010

A Reflection on Stephen Kosslyn’s talk “Brain Bases of Deception: Why We Probably Will Never Have a Perfect Lie Detector” The premise of lie detection is that there is some perceivable physical sign when someone is lying. We have many beliefs about what these signs may be. For instance, we may want someone to look […]

Richard Susskind: “The end of lawyers?”

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The Law Lab Speaker Series is underway…