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***[http://www.law.washington.edu/Faculty/Winn/ Jane Kaufman Winn]
***[http://www.law.washington.edu/Faculty/Winn/ Jane Kaufman Winn]
**Technology and Law club (may be defunct)
**Technology and Law club (may be defunct)
==Relevant courses==
===UW courses===
*'''[http://www.cs.washington.edu/education/courses/csep590/ CSEP-590]''': Some quarters of the UW-CSE Professional Masters Program special topics courses are on society and technology topics.  The lectures are recorded and available online, and are a great resource (we should use selected lectures to supplement the preparatory readings for seminars).
**[http://www.cs.washington.edu/education/courses/csep590/05au/ 2005 Autumn]: Homeland Security/Cyber Security ([http://cubist.cs.washington.edu/CyberSecurity/ wiki], [http://www.cs.washington.edu/education/courses/csep590/05au/lectures/ online lectures])
**[http://www.cs.washington.edu/education/courses/csep590/04au/ 2004 Autumn]: Information Technology and Public Policy ([http://cubist.cs.washington.edu/CSEP590TU-wiki/ wiki], [http://www.cs.washington.edu/education/courses/csep590/04au/lectures/ online lectures])
*[[List of UW courses on society and technology]]
===Outside courses===
*[http://www.sims.berkeley.edu:8000/courses/is290-2/f05/index.html Berkeley I-School seminar]: Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business
**'''[http://www.sims.berkeley.edu:8000/courses/is141/f05/schedule.html Lectures available online.]'''
*[http://www.princeton.edu/pr/pwb/02/0603/3b.shtml Princeton Wireless course]
*[http://www.cs.princeton.edu/academics/catalog.php Princeton course catalog]: includes course taught by Brian Kernighan on "Computers in our world"
*[http://swig.stanford.edu/pub/courses/Digital_Dilemmas/ Stanford course: "Digital Dilemmas"]
*[http://www.kelty.org/or/classes/anth315.02.pdf Syllabus of Rice's Anthropology 315 course (PDF)]
*[http://zoo.cs.yale.edu/classes/ Yale course list]; includes some courses on society and technology
*[http://www.eszter.com/teaching/cst395.html Northwestern course on Internet and Society]
*[http://rose.geog.mcgill.ca/wordpress/ McGill course blog on Technology and the Environment]
*'''[[Society and technology courses|Courses]]:''' At the UW, and elsewhere
*'''[[Society and technology people|People]]:''' Scholars, activists, etc.
*'''[[Society and technology organizations|Organizations]]:''' Research centers, nonprofits, government *'''[[Society and technology online|Other online resources]]:''' Mailing lists, blogs, etc.
*[http://www.tacticaltech.org/ngoinabox NGO in a box]: bundled open-source software for running NGOs
*[http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~farber/ David J. Farber], prof. of computer science and public policy at Carnegie Mellon
*[http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/ Paul Agre], prof. of information studies at UCLA
*[http://www.lessig.org/ Lawrence Lessig], professor of law at Stanford
*[http://www.benkler.org/ Yochai Benkler], professor of law at Yale, director of Engleberg Center for Information Law and Policy at NYU
*[http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/zittrain.html Jonathan Zittrain], professor of law at Harvard and co-founder of the Berkman Center
*[http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/~hal/ 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)
*[http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/ Berkman Center @ Harvard Law]
*[http://research.yale.edu/isp/ Yale Information Society Project]
====Security focus====
*[http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/Security/ Computer Security Group at University of Cambridge UK]
====Intellectual property or economics focus====
*[http://www.cipp.mcgill.ca/en/index.php McGill Univ. Center for Intellectual Property Policy]
*[http://www.law.duke.edu/boylesite/ Duke Center for Study of the Public Domain]
*[http://www.law.duke.edu/ip/index.html Duke Intellectual Property program]
*[http://www.law.nyu.edu/engelbergcenter/ Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy (NYU)]
*[http://www.law.gmu.edu/nctl/ George Mason University "National Center for Technology and Law"]
*[http://www.soz.uni-frankfurt.de/arbeitslehre/pelm/proj-e.html Project Electronic Labor Markets at Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat Frankfurt Am Main]
====Sociological or humanities focus====
*[http://technoculture.ucdavis.edu/ Dept. of Technoculture Studies at UC Davis]
*[http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/dac/ U. Wisconsin, Milwaukee Digital Arts & Culture program] ([http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/dac/blog/ blog])
*[http://tsb.northwestern.edu/ Technology and Social Behavior] at Northwestern University
*[http://www.digra.org/ Digital Games Research Association]
*[http://www.cpsr.org/ Computing Professionals for Social Responsibility]
**[http://www.scn.org/cpsr/ CPSR Seattle]
*[http://www.cybertelecom.org/ Cybertelecom]: "An educational nonprofit  dedicated to raising awareness of and promoting participation in federal initiatives that impact the Internet."
**[http://www.cybertelecom.org/cybert.htm cybertelecom-l]: Cybertelecom's mailing list; this page also contains pointers to many other lists at the intersection of technology, communications, and law.
*[http://www.cfp.org/ ACM Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy]
*[http://www.tprc.org/ Telecommunications Policy Research Conference]: an independent conference
*[http://www.nyls.edu/pages/3120.asp State of Play]: conference on online games and the law, archived by New York Law School.
*[http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/CommandLines/ Command Lines]: conference on online governance, hosted by UWM
*[http://www.itrd.gov/index.html National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development]: dept. that makes recommendations to executive branch about IT research.
**Formerly included the [http://www.itrd.gov/pitac/ PITAC], of which Ed Lazowska's a former member.
**Note that PITAC's functions were absorbed into [http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html PCAST] in 2005.
===Funding agencies and programs===
*[http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05518/nsf05518.htm NSF Cyber Trust program]
===Mailing lists===
*[http://www.interesting-people.org/ Interesting People (IP)]: public policy list moderated by CS/public policy professor [http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~farber/ Dave Farber]
*[http://www.politechbot.com/ Politech]: libertarian-oriented list moderated by Declan McCullough
*[http://www.eff.org/effector/ EFFector]: newsletter of the EFF
*[http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/rre.html Red Rock Eater]: Phil Agre's mailing list
*[http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/recent-books.html Phil Agre's bibliography] of books on social aspects of computing
*[http://www.patents.com/ patents.com]: introductory material on IP
*[http://www.cebollita.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page SoftwarePluralism project]: a balanced resource for users, lawyers, and businesspeople to make informed decisions about software development models.
*[http://www.acm.org/usacm/weblog/ USACM Public Policy blog]
*[http://www.ip-watch.org/ IP-Watch]
*[http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/ Becker-Posner Blog] by legal scholars Gary Becker and Richard Posner
*[http://research.yale.edu/lawmeme/ LawMeme]: Yale Law School's law and technology weblog
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Revision as of 21:14, 30 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

  • soctech seminar: Weekly seminar/reading group held in CSE; open to all students
The seminar is our primary current activity; see the individual quarter pages for more details.

Less active (left here mostly for archival purposes):

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.

Current people

Current UW-CSE coordinator: Travis Kriplean

Current UW law coordinator: Jim Sfekas

Other students (feel free to add your name here):


Past members of (and collaborators with) soctech@cs...

UW organizations

We're in informal contact with most of these, or have been in the past. The extent to which we actually work with them varies widely.