One of my duties at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School has been to organize our weekly lunch speaker series.
Last week we welcomed Samir Chopra, a philosopher who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College. Prof. Chopra provided a stimulating presentation of his latest work, “Toward a Legal Theory for Artificial Agents” (some background material is here).
This week (Sept. 19), we welcome Adam Greenfield, an Instructor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and author of “Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing“. The title of Mr. Greenfield’s talk is “Everyware: Notes on the Social and Ethical Implications of Ubiquitous Computing,” and more details can be found here.
Future speakers for the fall term include Clay Shirky, Dan Kevles, Alondra Nelson, Johannes Britz, Wendy Seltzer, Roberta Kwall, Rob Faris, John Palfrey, Jonathan Zittrain, and Francis Grodzinsky.
If you’re in the northeast, please try to join us. If you have suggestions for the spring semester, let me know.