Archive for the 'government' Category

New semester, and new projects, means that I’m only now posting the last four shows from the summer quarter. They are: First, Show # 189, July 17, is my interview with Valentin Dander, PhD candidate at the University of Innsbruck, on open government data. I met Valentin at MIT8, a wonderful conference where this law […]

I’m pleased to post the last three shows of the spring quarter. The first, Show #163, May 22 is my interview with Prof. Lea Shaver of Hofstra Law regarding her article Illuminating Innovation. Lea focuses on the story of Edison’s invention of the lightbulb, but draws some surprising conclusions about its import to intellectual property […]

May brings the combined professor’s pincer of grading and writing deadlines. So it is that I submitted my 3L grades yesterday and now I’m posting (finally!) four new shows. The first, Show #159, March 16, is my interview with Prof. Julie Cohen of Georgetown Law, author of the book Configuring the Networked Self. Julie has […]

I’m pleased to post the last show of the summer quarter, Show #149, August 31, my interview with Prof. Susan Shirk of the University of California – San Diego, editor of the book Changing Media, Changing China. Susan has edited a book comprised of essays about China’s media landscape by some of China’s leading journalists […]

I am pleased to post three new shows in this hectic semester. The first, Show #123, October 27 is my interview with Fred Stutzman, doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. Fred is doing cutting-edge work on the impact of social media and, as a […]

I am pleased to have contributed to the drafting of a letter calling for the Obama administration to allow for meaningful public input on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a topic previously discussed on Hearsay Culture with Jeremy Malcolm and Prof. Michael Geist, before it is concluded. The text of the letter and more information […]

I am pleased to post two new shows. The first, Show # 113, May 26, is my interview with Prof. Ken Wark of the Eugene Lang College at the New School. Ken’s work is widely known in the technology field, and we discussed a variety of topics, including the cultural understanding of hackers and new […]

I have been woefully delinquent in posting these two new shows, as this year has been insanely busy (the major items: I had a couple of conferences with papers, taught two courses that I had not taught in a few years, bought a house and continued to be a dad to two wonderful young boys […]

I am very pleased to post Show #110, March 10, my interview with Prof. Manuel Castells of the University of Southern California — Annenberg School of Communication, author of Communication Power. Manuel’s work is widely known for its prescience and insight and, given the focus of the show, I was thrilled and honored to have […]

My days working in the New York State Legislature — 1994-1995, pre-law school, right after graduation from college, as a Legislative Aide to a member of the Assembly — vividly and starkly illustrated to me the need for beat reporters to observe, question, fact-check and, most importantly, report on the goings-on in state capitols. Even […]


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