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Radio Berkman: What do you call a web-enabled political system?

What do you call a web-enabled political system? Dot-Communism? A Meme-ocracy?

Either way, US President Barack Obama has been up to some interesting tricks in building .gov’s web presence. A memo (linked here) that came out of the Oval Office in late January ordered all federal agencies not only to err on the side of transparency in their dealings, but to embark on ambitious new web-enabled methods for bringing in citizen participation.

President Obama himself led one of the first online townhalls in which Americans submitted and voted on over 100,000 questions, which Obama then responded to in more traditional setting. Gene Koo, a Berkman Fellow, posted some advice on his blog for the Obama administration on how they could improve this process in the future, and potentially build a more web-savvy democracy. We caught up with him last week to get his thoughts on this fascinating topic.

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My Morning Jacket: “One Big Holiday”
Podington Bear – “Jackie and Floyd”

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2 comments April 7th, 2009

The Future of the Net

JZ, live on the big screen, Future of the Internet Luncheon

In the spirit of One Web Day, a celebration of global online life taking place on September 22nd, as well as Berkman’s 10th anniversary, we dedicated our luncheon series last week to a discussion on “The Future of the Net.”

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In a packed house, four Berkman Faculty/Fellows talked about their visions of the Net 10 years from now. Presenters included: MIT Media Lab professor Judith Donath, CALI fellow Gene Koo, visiting assistant professor at Northeastern School of Law Wendy Seltzer, and Berkman co-founder Jonathan Zittrain.

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The Future of the Net

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In the spirit of One Web Day, a celebration of global online life taking place on September 22nd, as well as Berkman’s 10th anniversary, we dedicated today’s luncheon series to a discussion on “The Future of the Net.”

In a packed house, four Berkman Faculty/Fellows talked about their visions of the Net 10 years from now. Presenters included: MIT Media Lab professor Judith Donath, CALI fellow Gene Koo, visiting assistant professor at Northeastern School of Law Wendy Seltzer, and Berkman co-founder Jonathan Zittrain.

Produced by Leah Weinberger.

Runtime: 59:42 , size: 320×240, 86MB, .MOV, H.264 codec

3 comments September 21st, 2007

Gene Koo on New Skills, New Learning

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At the end of March, the Berkman Center celebrated the release of Gene Koo’s study on the relation between the development of legal education and the technology required for modern-day practice, entitled: New Skills, New Learning: Legal Education and the Promise of Technology.This week at the Berkman Center, Gene presented his findings during the weekly Luncheon Series and sought to identify concrete steps that can be taken to help students transition to successful legal careers.

Gene specifically cited both the recent Carnegie study and the extensive MacCrate Report as additional resources for determining the most effective steps for the future. During the lunch, questions raised were primarily in regards to how best to instill values important to the practice of law, how to incorporate the technology without diminishing interpersonal skills, and why this need is specific to the law school education as opposed to other professional level education.

Runtime: 1:01:08, size: 320×240, 142MB, QuickTime .MOV, H.264 codec

6 comments May 23rd, 2007

Gene Koo on New Skills, New Learning

At the end of March, the Berkman Center celebrated the release of Gene Koo’s study on the relation between the development of legal education and the technology required for modern-day practice, entitled: New Skills, New Learning: Legal Education and the Promise of Technology.

This week at the Berkman Center, Gene presented his findings during the weekly Luncheon Series and sought to identify concrete steps that can be taken to help students transition to successful legal careers.

Download the audio podcast (time: 1:01:04).

Gene specifically cited both the recent Carnegie study and the extensive MacCrate Report as additional resources for determining the most effective steps for the future. During the lunch, questions raised were primarily in regards to how best to instill values important to the practice of law, how to incorporate the technology without diminishing interpersonal skills, and why this need is specific to the law school education as opposed to other professional level education.

Add comment May 23rd, 2007

(un)Common Knowledge: Legal Education in a Networked World

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Law schools don’t just educate new lawyers; they house vibrant communities that research, develop, and share legal knowledge. How might law schools take advantage of our increasingly networked environment or use emerging network technologies to foster robust learning communities? Can such communities bridge between the academy and practice?

On the occasion of Harvard Law School’s most significant curriculum revision since the 1870s, join law professors, professional educators, practicing attorneys, and technologists to discuss the coming transformation of legal education.

To learn more about this event, including panelists, visit Berkman Fellow Gene Koo’s blog.

1 comment December 8th, 2006

(un)Common Knowledge : Legal Education in a Networked World

Thursday, December 7 at Harvard Law School

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Law schools don’t just educate new lawyers; they house vibrant communities that research, develop, and share legal knowledge. How might law schools take advantage of our increasingly networked environment or use emerging network technologies to foster robust learning communities? Can such communities bridge between the academy and practice?

On the occasion of Harvard Law School’s most significant curriculum revision since the 1870s, join law professors, professional educators, practicing attorneys, and technologists to discuss the coming transformation of legal education.

To learn more about this event, including the panelists, visit Berkman Fellow Gene Koo’s blog.

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