Category Archives: Geekery

Geeky things that some of my readers probably aren’t interested in.

Herkko Hietanen: The social future of television

Herkko Hietanen of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology tells his audience at the Berkman Center that “television is really broken.” The medium isn’t rising to its full potential, isn’t providing consumers with programs when and where they want them. … Continue reading

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Harvard Forum: Focus and Faith

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center are convening a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Global Voices will be participating in the event as a media … Continue reading

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Harvard Forum: ICT4D and, and, and…

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center are convening a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Global Voices will be participating in the event as a media … Continue reading

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Harvard Forum – are we settling for too little?

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center are convening a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Global Voices will be participating in the event as a media … Continue reading

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Harvard Forum: ICT and gender

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center are convening a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Global Voices will be participating in the event as a media … Continue reading

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Google Books and big data

Google’s Mathew Gray has been playing with data sets for a long time. He’s the author of the world’s first known web spider, and he’s now working on Google Books. And he wants to know, “What would you like to … Continue reading

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DocumentCloud – improving search for journalists

Aron Pilhofer and Jeremy Ashkenas introduce DocumentCloud, a powerful new tool for journalists, bloggers and activists at IBM’s Transparent Text symposium. On the abstract level, it’s designed to “turn unstructured text into structured data”, to let folks work with documents … Continue reading

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Sunlight Foundation’s Ellen Miller at Transparent Text

Ellen Miller, the founder of the Sunlight Foundation, wants to redefine public information as online information. To have government accountability, we need “information for media and citizens alike” – and we need to find ways to make this information comprehensible … Continue reading

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Open Government: Beth Noveck at Transparent Text

Beth Noveck, formerly of New York Law School, is now the deputy CTO in the Obama administration in charge of the Open Government initiative. Explaning this role and the administration’s vision for open government, she’s the opening keynote speaker at … Continue reading

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Building the future of translation, online

Many of the conversations at the Berkman Center orbit the topic of technological determinism. While no one will actually admit to being a technological determinist, it’s pretty common to hear arguments that a new technology will lead, inexorably, to a … Continue reading

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