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Greg Elliott & Hugo Van Vuuren on the Communication Crises and the Evolution of Personal and Cultural Protocols [AUDIO]

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There is a full-scale “communication crisis” going on. Otherwise meaningful conversations and valuable data points are spread incoherently across various platforms. As communication channels increase in number and function, how will formerly society-wide notions of culture and protocol evolve to a personal and group level?

Greg Elliott — a master’s student at the MIT Media Lab — and Hugo Van Vuuren — a Berkman fellow — present Protocol, a tool to help users communicate their personal communication preferences over multiple communication platforms (in beta at www.protocol.by).

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Dan Gillmor on Mediactive: Using Media in a Networked Age

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In an age of information overload too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. In a networked age, we are fully literate only if we are creators as well as active consumers, and the Internet has given us the tools to be both.

Dan Gillmor — founding director of the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship — discusses the themes of his recent book Mediactive: Using Media in a Networked Age, and demonstrates how the release of the book itself is an experiment in digital publishing.

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Dan Gillmor on Mediactive: Using Media in a Networked Age [AUDIO]

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In an age of information overload too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. In a networked age, we are fully literate only if we are creators as well as active consumers, and the Internet has given us the tools to be both.

Dan Gillmor — founding director of the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship — discusses the themes of his recent book Mediactive: Using Media in a Networked Age, and demonstrates how the release of the book itself is an experiment in digital publishing.

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Doreen Tu on Cybercrimes in Taiwan

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With the rapid growth of Internet usage in Taiwan over the last decade has come an increase in cybercrimes such as online fraud, copyright infringement, and access offenses.

In this talk Doreen Tu — prosecutor of Taipei District Court Prosecutors’ Office — discusses Taiwan’s experiences and challenges of combating cybercrime.

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Doreen Tu on Cybercrimes in Taiwan

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With the rapid growth of Internet usage in Taiwan over the last decade has come an increase in cybercrimes such as online fraud, copyright infringement, and access offenses.

In this talk Doreen Tu — prosecutor of Taipei District Court Prosecutors’ Office — discusses Taiwan’s experiences and challenges of combating cybercrime.

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Alice Marwick on Celebrity, Publicity and Self-Branding in Web 2.0

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In the mid-2000s, journalists and businesspeople heralded “Web 2.0” technologies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook as signs of a new participatory era that would democratize journalism, entertainment, and politics. But user status and popularity has become a primary use of social media, maintaining hierarchy rather than diminishing it. In this talk Alice Marwick — a postdoctoral researcher in social media at Microsoft Research New England and a research affiliate at the Berkman Center — examines interactions between social media and social life in the San Francisco “tech scene” to show that Web 2.0 has become a key aspect of social hierarchy in technologically mediated communities.

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Alice Marwick on Celebrity, Publicity and Self-Branding in Web 2.0 [AUDIO]

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In the mid-2000s, journalists and businesspeople heralded “Web 2.0” technologies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook as signs of a new participatory era that would democratize journalism, entertainment, and politics. But user status and popularity has become a primary use of social media, maintaining hierarchy rather than diminishing it. In this talk Alice Marwick — a postdoctoral researcher in social media at Microsoft Research New England and a research affiliate at the Berkman Center — examines interactions between social media and social life in the San Francisco “tech scene” to show that Web 2.0 has become a key aspect of social hierarchy in technologically mediated communities.

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Larisa Mann on Decolonizing Copyright: Jamaican Street Dances and Globally Networked Technology

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Jamaican music-making practices present an interesting case study in the relationship between culture, copyright law, technology and power. In this talk Larisa Mann — a DJ, journalist, and student of Berkeley Law School’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program — shows how the street dance, the explosively creative heart of Jamaican musical practice, suggests several ways that technology can help or hinder people currently excluded from formal systems of power.

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Larisa Mann on Decolonizing Copyright: Jamaican Street Dances and Globally Networked Technology [AUDIO]

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Jamaican music-making practices present an interesting case study in the relationship between culture, copyright law, technology and power. In this talk Larisa Mann — a DJ, journalist, and student of Berkeley Law School’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program — shows how the street dance, the explosively creative heart of Jamaican musical practice, suggests several ways that technology can help or hinder people currently excluded from formal systems of power.

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Book Talk: Susan Landau on Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies [AUDIO]

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The reliance of business and commerce on IP-based networks leaves the U.S. highly exposed and vulnerable to cyberattack, yet U.S. law enforcement remains focused on building wiretapping systems within communications infrastructure. By embedding eavesdropping mechanisms into communications technology itself, we build tools that could easily be turned against us.

In this talk based on her new book, Susan Landau — currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard — asks: In a world that has Al-Qaeda, nation-state economic espionage, and Hurricane Katrina, how do we get communications security right?

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