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State of the Podcast, 2015

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Less than 15 years after the RSS 2.0 standard was developed (by Berkman Center fellows!), paving the way for the subscribe-able audio medium we know as “Podcasts,” four leading figures in the invention and re-invention of podcasting come together to discuss the past, present, and future of serialized audio content.

Chris Lydon (Radio Open Source), Jake Shapiro and Kerri Hoffman (PRX), and Benjamen Walker (Radiotopia’s Theory of Everything) are led in conversation by Berkman Center Faculty Co-Director Chris Bavitz.

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The Mozilla Delphi Cybersecurity Study: Towards a User Centric Cybersecurity Policy Agenda

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Researcher Camille François leads a discussion of the “Mozilla Delphi Cybersecurity 1.0. Study: Towards A User Centric Policy Framework” with Berkman community members Josephine Wolff, Andy Ellis, and Bruce Schneier, who participated in the study.

More than 30 leading cybersecurity experts from a wide variety of backgrounds – including academia, civil liberties, government and military, security, and technology – participated in the study, which tackles the following questions: what is the role of policy in cybersecurity? How consensual is the definition of cybersecurity? What are the current priorities for cybersecurity policy? Which issues get too little or too much attention? What are measures that a diverse set of cybersecurity actors can agree on as being both feasible and desirable?

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Jason Griffey “When Online is Offline: The Case for Hyperlocal Webservers and Networks”

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The LibraryBox Project (along with other emerging projects like PirateBox, occupy.here, IdeasBox, and others) is an attempt at bridging the divide in delivery of digital information in areas where there is a lack of communications infrastructure or where that infrastructure has been damaged or is overly monitored or controlled. As self-contained, non-connected portable servers, these devices can be used to circumvent governmental firewalls, distribute information in areas of political upheaval, reach the most remote areas to deliver healthcare information, and help recovery efforts after natural disasters.

In this presentation Jason Griffey — founder and principal at Evenly Distributed  http://evenlydistributed.net) technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits — gives an overview of the LibraryBox project and its current state, goals and development roadmap, and a discussion of possible next directions and needs.

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Jonathan Zittrain Kicks Off the Berkman Center’s 2015-2016 Academic Year

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Berkman Center Faculty Chair Jonathan Zittrain leads a dynamic introduction to the Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s history, and the network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policymakers, lawyers, and more who are influencing the future of the Internet.

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Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality

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One of the few clear priorities of the federal Communications Act is to ensure that all Americans have reasonably comparable access to the Internet without respect to whom or where they are. Yet, in spite of this, the main focus of policymakers and legal scholars in Internet policy today has been on promoting innovation, a concept that Congress barely invokes in the statute.

In this talk, Olivier Sylvain — Associate Professor at Fordham Law School — will critique this prevailing approach to Internet regulation, anbd suggest that the singular focus on innovation could starkly exacerbate existing racial, ethnic, and class disparities because the quality of users Internet connections refract through those persistent demographic variables.

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Justin Reich on The Web We Want & The Ed We Want

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The past decade has seen a dramatic decline in user agency all across the Web, but especially in education. The Aughts saw the budding of a golden age of user-produced media on the Web. But these buds never fully flowered, over-shadowed by the development of proprietary platforms like Facebook in the social sector and learning management systems in the educational sector. Thinkers like Anil Dash have lamented “The Web We Lost,” and groups like the Indieweb movement and the Reclaim Innovation movements are working to revitalize a user-owned and user-produced Web.

In this talk, Justin Reich — Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, Berkman Fellow, and co-founder of EdTechTeacher — highlights some of the exciting innovations within education that seek to put students and learners in charge of their online lives.

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Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning

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We can use technology to uncover patterns in data. But it’s much harder to uncover an “ideology” embedded in text.

In this talk, Ali Hashmi — a researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media — discusses a tool he has created that uses data-driven approaches for classifying discourse in news media. Using an analysis of discourse on Islam in the mainstream media, the tool reveals how media coverage in several mainstream news sources tends to contextualize Muslims largely as a group embroiled in conflict at a disproportionately large level.

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John Palfrey on BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In An Age of Google

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Anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online. Libraries play a crucial role in making these skills and information available, and yet are at risk.

John Palfrey — Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover and President of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America — discusses his new book, BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In An Age of Google, in which he argues that libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online, while continuing to play the vital role as public spaces in our democracy that they have for hundreds of years.

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Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People

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Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research on corporations and the quantified self; the Facebook newsfeed algorithm; how sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are made accountable to their users and the public; and the participatory politics of online gaming.

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Christine Borgman: Data, data everywhere — but how to manage and govern?

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Universities are drowning in data, not only data produced by their researchers and students, but also data they collect about their communities. Research data are subject to sharing and retention requirements by funding agencies and journals. Data from course management systems, faculty personnel records, security cameras, and social media are being used as indicators for decision making.

In this talk Christine L. Borgman — author of the new book “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World” and Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA — identifies challenges faced by universities in managing and governing these complex categories of data.

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