On November 12 through 14, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts hosted an international conference titled, “The Internet as Playground and Factory ,” exploring the meaning and changing face of labor in the digital era. The conference inaugurates Lang College’s new conference series, “The Politics of Digital Media.” Schedule.
The Berkman Center at Harvard has announced an new extension to their Herdict “verdicts of the herd” project.. Herdict Web aggregates reports of inaccessible sites, allowing users to compare data to see if inacessibility is a shared problem. By crowd-sourcing data from around the world, Herdict can then document accessibility for any web site.
Back in March, introduced by Vint Cerf, Jonathan Zittrain and Larry Lessig gave a talk at Google’s Washington DC offices. Google has, possibly encouraged by its Viacom harassment, just posted the video up on YouTube. About 58 minutes in, after Zittrain has given his book synopsis – with which I trust we are all now familiar, Lessig, drawing on earlier ‘Z theory’, gets into the meat of exactly the privacy issues recently highlighted by Viacom’s actions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. IF YOU HAVEN”T RECEIVED A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO YOUR RSVP DO NOT ATTEND! IT WILL BE VIDEOTAPED AND AVAILABLE HERE AFTER THE EVENT. A LARGER NYC EVENT IS PLANNED FOR APRIL 16. Continue reading →