Oct 28 2014 12:00pm to Oct 28 2014 12:00pm

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data Smart Governance

With Susan Crawford and other special guests

Harvard Law School Visiting Professor and co-director of the Berkman Center Susan Crawford joins Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, MA, Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston and Harvard Business School Professor Mitchell Weiss for a lively discussion around her new book, The Responsive City.

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society Adopts Open Access Policy

With this policy, approved on October 9, 2014, the Berkman Center’s faculty directors and staff join the action of the nine School faculties: granting the University nonexclusive rights on all new scholarly work relating to the purview of research at the Berkman Center. The policy ensures that the “fruits of [Berkman’s] research and scholarship” will be distributed as widely as possible.

Oct 21 2014 12:30pm to Oct 21 2014 12:30pm

The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance

with authors Emily Horne & Tim Maly

Shopping malls, container ports, terrorist holding cells, and social networks all bristle with cameras, sensors, and trackers. But, crucially, they are also rife with resistance and prime opportunities for revolution. The Inspection House is a tour through several of these sites—from Guantánamo Bay to the Occupy Oakland camp and the authors' own mobile devices—providing a stark, vivid portrait of our contemporary surveillance state and its opponents.