Cyberscholars workshop, October 7, MIT

A bit far afield, but worth it. Thanks to Ben Peters for the info.

HARVARD-MIT-YALE CYBER SCHOLARS WORKING GROUP: MIT SESSION

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
ROTH ROOM (E15-283A), 2ND FLOOR, MEDIA LAB, MIT
20 AMES ST, 02139, CAMBRIDGE, MA

Directions: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=e15&mapsearch=go
Please RSVP at labrune@media.mit.edu
Light snacks provided


Program:

Frank Pasquale, Yale ISP fellow, Loftus Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School, and
associate director of the Gibbons Institute for Law, Science & Technology.
http://law.shu.edu/Faculty/display-profile.cfm?customel_datapageid_4018=22642

“Beyond Competition and Innovation: The Need for Qualified Transparency in
Internet Intermediaries”

This presentation proposes institutions for “qualified transparency” within
the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission to
fill a regulatory gap concerning articulated principles of editorial
integrity in search engines and net neutrality for Internet carriers.
Qualified transparency respects legitimate needs for confidentiality while
promoting individuals’ capacity to understand how their reputations—and the
online world generally—are shaped by dominant intermediaries.

Christine Greenhow, Yale ISP fellow, University of Minnesota Postdoc, Harvard Ed.D., http://www.cgreenhow.org

“Youth, Niche Social Media, and ‘Learning’”

Education scholars rarely consider “informal learning” in youth-initiated,
self-sustaining online spaces. This talk will showcase one experiment in
‘public media 2.0’ that intersects new media, citizen journalism and
education: a topic-focused, niche social media publication launched within
Facebook and designed to engage youth (16-25) in environmental issues. We
look in particular at knowledge development, digital literacy practices,
community formation, and real-world activism as indicators of effective
engagement in the content. Implications for new media and education designs
will be discussed.

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