These videos are organized according to the order in which the talks took place during the event. For details, please see the conference agenda.
In addition, The Berkman Center’s Youth and Media Lab has produced a series of video interviews with conference speakers, as well as a series of remixes of other conference videos.
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A few members of the Berkman Youth and Media team also put together a visual map of some of the difficult questions and challenges associated with speakers’ provocations:
The Hyper-Public symposium might best be described as an unconventional amalgamation, disciplines traditionally divergent brought together to discuss the emerging phenomenon of hyper-public space. Each session featured interesting speakers and incited many comments, the engagement from the audience significant and nearly without end. That said, I found myself wondering at the symposium’s conclusion exactly how each speaker connected to the others. Yes, I recognized that each spoke in some way about the concepts of private and public, that many touched upon architectural history and the dangers of extreme publicity. However, the overall arch of the symposium was unclear to me and, as a result, I found myself visually mapping out its contents.
A longer description and reflection can be found on the HyperPublic blog.
By Berkman Interns Hannah Deresiewicz and Joyce Neys
For a full list of blog posts, please visit the Hyper-Public blog post archive.
During the event, Berkman community members David Weinberger and Ethan Zuckerman liveblogged many of the discussions that took place during the day:
- Walls and thresholds – physical metaphors at Hyper-public
- Latanya Sweeney and rethinking transparency
- Data, the city and the public object
- Hubert Burkert – moving beyond the metaphor
- Charlie Nesson and a new vision of the public domain
- Martin Nowak and the mathematics of cooperation
- Judith Donath’s Introduction
- Session I: Delineating Public and Private
- Session II: Experience & Recreation
- Session III: The Risks and Beauty of Hyper-Public Life
- Herbert Burkert
- Final panel: Cooperation without Coercion
The Harvard Gazette also offered a synopsis of the day’s proceedings.
Several posts on the Berkman Center’s website offer synopses, commentary, and links to other blog posts:
- Hyperlinking Hyper-Public #1: Videos, Visual Map, and Symposium Redux
- Hyperlinking Hyper-Public #2: Talks by Paul Dourish & Latanya Sweeney, blogposts, and more
- Hyperlinking Hyper-Public #3
- Hyper Linking Hyper-Public #4
Additionally, Joyce Neys of the Youth and Media team reflected on the conference created a wordle from the tweet stream of the event:
The symposium was attended by much more than its 120 real life visitors as over 3000 tweets by more than 3200 unique twitterers were thrown into the public arena hashtagged #hyperpublic. The conference was even briefly trending in the Boston area. … The Wordle cloud of the symposium’s tweets gives a nice visual summary of the main debate showing that privacy (concerns) dominated the conversation
online as well, followed closely by public versus private discussions and definitions.
As pre-inputs to the conference, David Weinberger, Judith Donath, and Wendy Seltzer offered inputs on various dimensions of the symposium’s framing:
- David Weinberger: Rebooting Library Privacy in the Age of the Network
- Judith Donath: Invisible Walls and All-Seeing Eyes
- Wendy Seltzer: Privacy, Attention, and Political Community
As an introduction to the conference, Berkman’s Executive Director Urs Gasser offered substantive opening remarks, invoking the example of Google’s StreetView to highlight some of the legal, policy, and social tensions in designing privacy and public space.
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