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DC Global Game Jam

GGJ AU

Partner Event

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Location: McKinley Building, School of Communication, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

American University's School of Communication and the Center for Media & Social Impact invite you to join the first Washington, D.C. Global Game Jam!

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DAVID KARPF Presentation

Visiting Scholar

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 2:35pm - 5:15pm

Location: Media Production Center, Room 100, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016

How do the burgeoning social media networks change politics? What are the lessons for media makers?

David Karpf is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.  He studies online political advocacy.  His previous work has been published in the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Policy & InternetIEEE Intelligent Systems, and Information, Communication, and Society. David has a new book out called The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy.

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James Grimmelmann presents on Law Governance and Technology

Visiting Scholar

Date: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: School of Communications, Media Production Center 100, American University, 4400 Mass Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20016

James Grimmelmann studies "how the law governing the creation and use of computer software affects individual freedom and the distribution of wealth and power in society"  (Bio). Currently serving as both a professor of law at New York Law School and a member of the Institute for Information Law & Policy, Grimmelmann will be visiting American University to share his forthcoming research on the governance of social media. He will be one of the many scholars to visit the campus as part of the Visiting Scholars Series. 

This event will take place on April 5, 2013 at 2:30PM.

It is free and open to the public.

 

American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services.

For accommodations, contact dss@american.edu. 

 

 
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Daniel Solove presents on Information Privacy Law

Visiting Scholar

Date: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: School of Communications, Media Production Center 100, American University, 4400 Mass Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20016

"If you've got nothing to hide," many people say, "you shouldn't worry about government surveillance." They argue that we must sacrifice privacy for security.  In this talk, based on his new book Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011), Professor Daniel J. Solove will argue that these arguments and many others are flawed. They are based on mistaken views about what it means to protect privacy and the costs and benefits of doing so. The debate between privacy and security has been framed incorrectly as a zero-sum game in which we are forced to choose between one value and the other. Protecting privacy isn't fatal to security measures; it merely involves adequate oversight and regulation.  Professor Solove’s talk will examine the many arguments, laws, and policies involved in the privacy-security debate.

This event will take place on March 29, 2013 at 2:30PM.

It is free and open to the public.

 

American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services.

For accommodations, contact dss@american.edu

 

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Julie Cohen presents on Configuring the Networked Self

Visiting Scholar

Date: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: School of Communication, Media Production Center 100, American University, 4400 Mass Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

A Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law Center, Julie Cohen teaches and writes about intellectual property law and information privacy law.  In keeping with the Center for Social Media's mission to provide the public with important and relevant information on fair use, the Center will host an afternoon presentation with Cohen at American University. Her particular focus is on the intersection of copyright and privacy rights in digital works.  

 This event will take place on March 8, 2013 at 2:30PM.

It is free and open to the public.


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