Jun 16 2009 6:00pm to Jun 16 2009 6:00pm

Cluetrain at 10: So How's Utopia Working Out for Ya?

with Berkman Fellows Doc Searls and David Weinberger, and Berkman faculty co-director Jonathan Zittrain

On the tenth anniversary of The Cluetrain Manifesto, how's all that freedom, that cyberutopianism, that Internet exceptionalism working out for you? Harvard Law professor and co-founder of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society Jonathan Zittrain talks with two of The Cluetrain Manifesto's co-authors, Doc Searls and David Weinberger, in an open forum. This event will be webcast live at 6:00 pm ET.

Upcoming Events and Digital Media Roundup

Next week: Beth Kolko will present on ICTs and their uses in resource constrained environments at next Tuesday's Luncheon Series; Doc Searls, David Weinberger, and Jonathan Zittrain will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cluetrain Manifesto; and Berkman will present research on "Online Discourse in the Arab World: Dispelling the Myths" in Washington, DC.

Jun 9 2009 12:30pm to Jun 9 2009 12:30pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

The Second and Third Enclosures

Lewis Hyde, Berkman Fellow

In his lunchtime talk, Lewis Hyde will trace the roots of the second enclosure (it goes back at least to the invention of printing); he will describe traditional forms of resistance (such as the useful old custom of “beating the bounds”); and he will outline what he takes to be the “third enclosure,” the many ways in which market forces now capture not just known cultural commons but the unknown as well, the uncharted wilderness of nature, the wilderness of the human mind, and even the wilderness of the internet.

Catching up with the Global Network Initiative

Since its public launch last fall, the Global Network Initiative has been focused on developing the institutional foundation for the Initiative by elaborating its learning program (including work on ICT-focused human rights impact assessments), working on organizational development and governance, and expanding global engagement. GNI has also just put out a call for its first Executive Director...