BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Upcoming events and digital media // September 15, 2010
 [TUESDAY 9/21] Berkman Center Luncheon Series: "Hacking the Casebook" with the H20 Development Team (RSVP Required) (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010/09/h20)
 [CONFERENCE 9/25] "Media Law in the Digital Age: The Rules Have Changed, Have You?" Conference in Atlanta, GA (http://csjconferences.org/medialaw/)
Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) Seminars
[MONDAY 9/20] "Kidney Exchange" with Alvin Roth, Harvard Business School (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2010/09/roth)
[TUESDAY] BERKMAN LUNCHEON SERIES on HACKING THE CASEBOOK
9/21/10, *12:00 PM ET*, Berkman Center Conference Room @ 23 Everett St., Cambridge, MA
**Please note earlier start time for this week only**
RSVP is required for those attending in person to Amar Ashar (email@example.com)
This event will be webcast live
Topic: Hacking the Casebook
Guest: The H20 Development Team
Traditional law school casebooks are expensive, bulky and stagnant. With the support of the HLS Library, Berkman has been updating our suite of classroom tools, H2O, to create an online alternative to casebooks that are free, online and remixable. H2O includes our new tool Collage for editing down and annotating cases, Playlists for aggregating materials, the Question Tool for in-classroom back channel, and the Rotisserie for out-of-class discussion. In this lunch we'll demo some of the tools (all still in alpha) and show how Jonathan Zittrain's Torts class is using them this term.
H2O is an open source, educational exchange platform that explores powerful ways to connect professors, students, and researchers online. There are four tools within the H2O platform: the Question tool, the Rotisserie, Playlists and Collage.
The question tool is an organized backchannel for conferences and classes that allows participants to submit, answer, and vote on questions. It’s an effective way to keep feedback focused, direct speakers to audience interests, and potentially prevent the mic from being hijacked by that weirdo.
Rotisserie discussions represent an innovative approach to online discussion that encourages measured, thoughtful discourse in a way that that traditional threaded messaging systems do not, in the process solving some of the universal complaints about online discussion boards: that the substance of discussions is poor, that participants post quickly rather than thoughtfully, that participation is uneven (most people lurk, and a few posters dominate the rest), and that discussion forums are segregated into balkanized communities of people with similar thoughts and beliefs.
An H2O playlist is a shared list of readings (links to books and articles) and other content about a topic of intellectual interest. It is a simple yet powerful way to group and exchange useful links to information -- online and offline. It can be used as a syllabus or reading list for a class. The playlist items can then be remixed by other authors, lending influence to the items themselves and their original contributors.
Finally, Collage is the newest tool being added to the H2O platform. Collage is an annotation engine for online materials. It allows for tagging text, annotating it, and hiding portions of text without changing the original document.
This event will be webcast live; for more information and a complete description, see the event web page: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010/09/h20
[CONFERENCE] MEDIA LAW IN THE DIGITAL AGE
9/25/10, Atlanta, GA
Visit the conference website for more information on the conference agenda, registration and logistics: http://csjconferences.org/medialaw/
We're pleased to announce that the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard's Berkman Center and the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University are co-hosting a conference on September 25, 2010 entitled "Media Law in the Digital Age: The Rules Have Changed, Have You?" in Atlanta, Georgia.
If you are a journalist, blogger, or a lawyer who works with media clients, the conference should be at the top of your schedule. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn first-hand the latest legal developments and to get your questions answered by our panel of experts.
The program will bring together panels of legal practitioners, journalists, and academics to discuss the latest legal issues facing online media ventures. Topics will include: libel law, copyright law, newsgathering law, and advertising law, as well as the legal issues arising from news aggregation, managing online communities, and business law considerations for start-up online media organizations. Small-group workshops will focus on strategies for accessing government information and understanding legal terms in content licenses, freelancer contracts, and website terms of service and privacy policies.
If you need personalized legal assistance before or after talking about these media law issues, contact the Online Media Legal Network, a legal referral network for independent online media administered by the Citizen Media Law Project at the Berkman Center.
Funding for the conference is being provided by the Harnisch Foundation, which has been a long-time sponsor of the Center for Sustainable Journalism and recently provided a grant to the Berkman Center to support media law education.
For more information and a complete description, see the event web page: http://csjconferences.org/medialaw/
[MONDAY] CRCS SEMINAR: KIDNEY EXCHANGE
CRCS Lunch Seminar
Date: Monday, September 20, 2010
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Place: Maxwell Dworkin 119
Topic: Kidney Exchange
Guest: Alvin Roth, Harvard Business School
Alvin will discuss the history of organized kidney exchange in the last few years, and how the issues of market design have changed as kidney exchange has started to become established.
Al Roth has taught at Harvard since 1998. He has a joint appointment in the Economics Department and HBS. This semester he is teaching a course on Market Design.
His webpage and market design blog are at http://www.economics.harvard.edu/~aroth/alroth.html and http://marketdesigner.blogspot.com/
For more information and a complete description, see the event web page: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2010/09/roth
OTHER EVENTS OF NOTE
 9/16-17: Internet, Politics, Policy 2010: An Impact Assessment // Oxford Internet Institute (http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/ipp2010/)
 9/24-25: Innovate / Activate // New York Law School (http://www.nyls.edu/centers/harlan_scholar_centers/institute_for_informa...)
 9/28: Access to Government Records in Massachusetts: Issues and Trends (http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2ydlvtf9c7ca7...)
 9/23: Intellectual Freedom Festival // Featuring a Keynote by Berkman Faculty Co-Director John Palfrey // Iowa City Public Library (http://blogs.law.uiowa.edu/docket/?p=3212)
 9/29: "Why Books" Conference // Radcliffe (http://www.radcliffe.edu/events/whybooks_conference.aspx)
 10/1-2: Open Video Conference // NYC (http://www.openvideoconference.org/)
 10/1-3: International Conference on Crisis Mapping // Harvard (http://www.crisismappers.net/page/iccm-2010-haiti-and-beyond)
DIGITAL MEDIA: Watch and Listen
Did you miss this week's luncheon talk? Catch up with Berkman videos, podcasts, pictures, and dig in to our archive at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive.
-Radio Berkman 162: LAWRENCE LESSIG & JONATHAN ZITTRAIN Take On ...Competition (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman/2010/09/09/radio-berkman-162-l...)
-Berkman Luncheon Series: ERIC VON HIPPEL Models a Paradigm Shift From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/events/luncheon/2010/09/vonhipp...)
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Last updated September 16, 2010