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(Vaguely I-schoolish)
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*[http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/ Berkman Center @ Harvard Law]
*[http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/ Berkman Center @ Harvard Law]
*[http://islandia.law.yale.edu/isp/ Yale Information Society Project]
*[http://research.yale.edu/isp/ Yale Information Society Project]
*[http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/is83/ycis/goals/ Yale Center for Internet Studies] (appears to be defunct)
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*[http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/Security/ Computer Security Group at University of Cambridge UK]
*[http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/Security/ Computer Security Group at University of Cambridge UK]

Revision as of 01:48, 5 May 2006

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.

Current activities

Less active at the moment:

People and organizations

This is a non-exhaustive list of people and intra-UW institutions at UW who are interested in, or relevant to, society/technology topics. We're in contact with most of these people informally.

Relevant courses

UW courses

Outside courses





  • David J. Farber, prof. of computer science and public policy at Carnegie Mellon
  • 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
  • Jonathan Zittrain, professor of law at Harvard and co-founder of the Berkman Center
  • Hal Varian, professor in the schools of Information Management and Systems, school of Business, and Dept. of Economics at UC Berkeley

Research centers and groups outside UW

General interdisciplinary

(Vaguely I-schoolish)

Security focus

Intellectual property or economics focus

Sociological or humanities focus




Funding agencies and programs

Mailing lists




  • SoftwarePluralism project: a balanced resource for users, lawyers, and businesspeople to make informed decisions about software development models.