Oliver Goodenough on “Modeling Cooperation for First and Second Lives: Suggesting a General Case”

October 17th, 2007

The Berkman Luncheon Series continued yesterday with Oliver Goodenough, who, in addition to being a Berkman fellow, is a Professor of Law at Vermont Law School and an Adjunct Professor at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

Download the MP3 (time: 1:07:08)

Oliver discussed how the institution of game theory and other economic institutions can take a broad range of forms, such as conventions of property, promise keeping, truth-telling, and submission to authority, and how they can exist in a similarly broad range of milieu. Examples included the internal psychology of values and commitment, informal cultural expectations, formal institutions like law, mechanical devices like a coke machine and computer code.

You can also read David Weinberger‘s great play-by-play of the discussion and Q & A.

Please visit the Luncheon Series page to learn about future guests and be sure to RSVP to save your spot at these wonderful weekly gatherings.

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