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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Q&A with Peter Suber 10/26 » Digital Initiatives & Open Access – 10/26


This year, BU is again participating in Open Access Week, an international event sponsored by the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). BU Libraries will sponsor a Q&A with Peter Suber, widely regarded as one of the originators of the Open Access movement.

via EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Q&A with Peter Suber 10/26 » Digital Initiatives & Open Access | Blog Archive | Boston University.

Open Access Week 2011 – 10/25-27


Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fifth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Open access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

via Open Access Week 2011.

John Palfrey – Events – Harvard Book Store – 10/28


Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome Harvard Law Professor JOHN PALFREY for a discussion of his newest book, Intellectual Property Strategy.

via John Palfrey – Events – Harvard Book Store.

Lunch: Basta! Mapping and Storytelling The World’s Fastest Growing Occupation – 10/27


Artist/writer Marisa Jahn and journalist Julian Rubinstein will present a “Basta!: Mapping the World’s Fastest Growing Occupation,” a project launched by People’s Production House and in partnership with Sourcemap that covers the global Occupy Wall Street movement. Described by the Nieman Lab as a “project of a collective of award-winning journalists and journalism thinkers,” is a global news and documentary storytelling initiative that broadcasts independent voices, produces original content, and promotes digital media literacy. Newsmotion is launched in partnership with People’s Production House, a non-profit media arts and journalism institute that teaches students, immigrants, and working families how to produce news critical to a vibrant democracy. Jahn will also present “New Day New Standard,” a project by PPH with support from MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media that utilizes VoIP Drupal to help get the word out about the landmark Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, a law passed in November 2011. When someone calls the hotline number, they hear what sounds like a radio talk show whose ‘host’ is Christine Lewis, a real nanny in New York whose charisma as a social justice organizer landed her a guest spot on The Colbert Report in January 2011.

via Lunch: Basta! Mapping and Storytelling The World’s Fastest Growing Occupation | MIT Center for Civic Media.

Library Lab Showcase – 10/27


Join us for the Harvard Library Lab Showcase, a campus-wide exhibition of nineteen funded projects that make original contributions to the way libraries work. All the projects were created by staff and faculty, and developed with support from the Acadia Fund.

via Library Lab Showcase | October 27 | Office for Scholarly Communication.

Civic Media Session: “Civic Maps” – 10/20


Maps, Geographic Information Systems, and spatial analysis are powerful tools that recently have become increasingly accessible to non-specialists. Dynamic maps with user created content are becoming part of daily life in the 1/3 world developed countries and elites in the global South. There is a long history of maps as tools for civic engagement, with public participatory GIS and community engaged mapping playing key roles in for example indigenous land rights struggles, mapping health disparities, and the environmental justice movement’s demonstration of the unequal spatial distribution of pollution. Most recently, new tools and platforms like Open Street Maps and Grassroots Mapping are democratizing maps even further.

via Civic Media Session: “Civic Maps” | MIT Center for Civic Media.

The Arab Press: Can It Keep Up With Political… – 10/27


Uprisings and revolt are shaping the political future of Arab nations, and journalists are trying to respond to the demand for reporting people can trust. This is happening as the power, popularity and reach of the Web and social media are buffeting older news organizations.

via The Arab Press: Can It Keep Up With Political… – Eventbrite.

Joi Ito @ ACT Lecture Series – 10/17


Moore’s law and the Internet have dramatically reduced the cost of producing and distributing information. This has greatly lowered the cost of collaboration and has empowered a qualitatively different “public” to think, express, and act without, or in spite of, central authority. These changes and advances in technology enabled interventions such as low-cost video cameras in the case of WITNESS; blogs (Global Voices); or open hardware and software used to build, distribute, collect and visualize data from geiger counters (Safecast). Ito will discuss how these trends relate to media, citizenship, academics, and conflicts. Joichi Ito was named Director of the MIT Media Lab in April 2011.

via Joi Ito @ ACT Lecture Series | MIT Media Lab.

Harvard CRCS – 10/17


We live in an increasingly interconnected world, one in which people turn to the Web and online social networks for information when making important medical, financial and political decisions. As more and more people use sites, such as Google, Bing, Facebook and Twitter, on a daily basis as a primary source for locating information, interested groups and individuals try to trick them in promoting misinformation by using “spamming” techniques.

via Harvard CRCS » 2011 » September.

metaLAB (at) Harvard – 10/6


This event inaugurates Augmented Harvard, a multi-year, University-wide series of augmented exhibitions experiments. The first portion of the evening will include the opening of the exhibition “Cold War in the Classroom” and the second portion will focus upon “Interactive Constructions,” our installation within the GSD’s 075

exhibition that will lead participants to sites across the campus.

via metaLAB (at) Harvard.

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