May 5 2009 12:30pm to May 5 2009 12:30pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

From the Crowd to the Cloud: Social Media in the Obama Administration

Elizabeth Losh, University of California, Irvine

Although the Obama administration is often praised in comparison for its mastery of such many-to-many computational media, Elizabeth Losh poses that its use of proprietary third-party commercial social network sites and applications dependent on cloud computing technologies raises questions about the permanence, transparency, neutrality, and continued accessibility of the public record in the digital age.


Open Translation Tools 2009

"the polyglot Internet"

Via Open Education News: "Open Translation Tools 2009 will be held from 22 to 24 June, in Amsterdam...The event will be followed by an Open Translation 'Book Sprint' which will produce a first-of-its-kind volume on tools and best practices in the field of Open Translation." Ethan Zuckerman contextualizes this vital gathering...