Warm Understanding

presented by Dan Klyn

We don’t have an unlim­it­ed num­ber of inno­va­tions to keep push­ing the hock­ey stick shape of growth for­ward. Each time we inno­vate and we push the end fur­ther ahead in time, it short­ens the amount of time in total that we have to address com­plex­i­ty and prob­lems. So this is…this is not good. I’m just gonna say it, this is not good. 

George Steiner on How To Reform The Humanities

presented by George Steiner

What then shall we do? Some reforms are not dif­fi­cult to envis­age. We must purge our vocab­u­lary, we must clean up our lan­guage to say what we mean. 

George Steiner: The Humanities Don’t Humanize

presented by George Steiner

When we invoke the ideals and prac­tices of the human­i­ties, there is no assurance…that they humanize.

George Steiner on Science and the Humanities

presented by George Steiner

The explo­sion of sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy has trans­formed not only our uni­ver­si­ties but after Descartes and Leibniz the very sta­tus of knowl­edge and of truth.

How to Fix the Internet #1: The Secret Court Approving Secret Surveillance

presented by Cindy Cohn, Danny O’Brien, Julian Sanchez

Our top­ic today is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which is also called the FISC or the FISA Court. The judges who sit on this court are hand-picked by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court; that’s cur­rent­ly Justice Roberts. The FISA Court meets in secret, and has a lim­it­ed pub­lic dock­et. And until recent­ly it had almost no pub­lic records of its decisions.

Governing Algorithms Welcome Note

presented by Helen Nissenbaum

This is the sec­ond day of our con­fer­ence on gov­ern­ing algo­rithms and we’ve already been treat­ed to two out­stand­ing pre­sen­ta­tions by Bob Tarjan and Claudia Perlich, with insights into what…well, a lit­tle bit into what algo­rithms do. And today we con­tin­ue to explore the social, philo­soph­i­cal, eth­i­cal, legal sig­nif­i­cance of algorithms. 

Governing Algorithms, An Introduction

presented by Malte Ziewitz

So how did this start? Actually all of us—Solon, Sophie, and many oth­er fel­lows and research, not just at PRG, the Information Law Institute, but also at MCC—we’ve been study­ing com­pu­ta­tion, automa­tion, and con­trol in dif­fer­ent forms for quite a long time. But it was only at the end of last sum­mer real­ly that we real­ized that there’s this new notion of the algo­rithm gain­ing currency.

Geek of the Week: Scott O. Bradner

presented by Carl Malamud, Scott Bradner

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the week. We’re talk­ing to Scott Bradner. He’s a con­sul­tant on the staff of Harvard University, he’s Area Director in the Internet Engineering Task Force for Operational Requirements, and has also been named in the spe­cial inter­im area look­ing at the ques­tion …read the full transcript.

Geek of the Week: Keith Moore

presented by Carl Malamud, Keith Moore

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing to Keith Moore from the University of Tennessee. Welcome to Geek of the Week. Moore: Thank you, Carl. Malamud: You’re one of the prin­ci­pal con­trib­u­tors to the to MIME, the mul­ti­me­dia Internet um, exten­sions for mail on the Internet. …read the full transcript.

Geek of the Week: Bob Kummerfeld

presented by Bob Kummerfeld, Carl Malamud

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet.  This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing to Bob Bob Kummerfeld, for­mer chair­man of the com­put­er sci­ence depart­ment at the University of Sydney, and one of the code­vel­op­er of a suite of mes­sag­ing pro­to­cols known alter­na­tive­ly as ACSnet, SUN3, SUN4, MHSnet. This sounds like the pro­to­col …read the full transcript.

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