Society and technology
The society and technology interest group (soctech) is an informal interest group that we are starting up among UW-CSE students to promote awareness of various social computing issues, in both CSE and the UW. We plan to collaborate with other departments, with possible aims including the production of cross-departmental courses, lecture series, or white papers.
We're just getting started; we have a mailing list, soctech@cs. Here's the public list info page.
- soctech seminar: plans for a seminar, to be offered first in Winter 2005
- society and technology briefings: to help bridge cross-disciplinary communication barriers, we plan to prepare a series of briefings.
- soctech brainstorming: use this page to jot down specific questions or issues that you'd like more information about, etc.
- soctech: Meeting of 2004-10-20 (Ben, Caroline, Keunwoo)
- soctech:Meeting of 2004-09-22 (Ben, Caroline, Keunwoo)
- soctech:Meeting of 2004-08-23
- soctech:Meeting of 2004-08-06
- soctech:Meeting of 2004-07-22
- soctech:Meeting of 2004-07-21
People and organizations
This is a non-exhaustive list of people and intra-UW institutions with which we're working.
- Center for Internet Studies
- UW Computer Science and Engineering
- UW School of Law
- List of UW courses on society and technology
- Princeton Wireless course
- Princeton course by Brian Kernighan on "Computers in our world"
- Stanford course: "Digital Dilemmas"
- Syllabus of Rice's Anthropology 315 course (PDF)
- Yale course list; includes some courses on society and technology
- NGO in a box: bundled open-source software for running NGOs
- Paul Agre, prof. of information studies at UCLA
- Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford
- Yochai Benkler, professor of law at Yale, director of Engleberg Center for Information Law and Policy at NYU
Research centers outside UW
- Berkman Center @ Harvard Law
- Yale Information Society Project
- Yale Center for Internet Studies
- McGill Univ. Center for Intellectual Property Policy
- Duke Center for Study of the Public Domain
- Duke Intellectual Property program
- Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy (NYU)
- Politech: libertarian-oriented list moderated by Declan McCullough
- EFFector: newsletter of the EFF
- Red Rock Eater: Phil Agre's mailing list
- Phil Agre's bibliography of books on social aspects of computing
- patents.com: introductory material on IP