Thinking Outside the Box: ConsideringTransparency, Anonymity, andPseudonymity as Overall Solutions tothe Problems of Information המרכז למשפט וטכנולוגיה הינו מרכז מחקר בפקולטה למשפטים באוניברסיטת חיפה. תכלית היא קידום פעילות מחקרית בתחומי משפט וטכנולוגיה ובנושא קניין רוחני. מקדם דיאלוג בין אקדמאיים, חוקרים, קובעי מדיניות ואנשי עסקים, על מנת לפתח את התשתית המדעית הדרושה לשם עיצוב מדיניות משפטית בנושאים הנוגעים לטכנולוגיות חדשות. המרכז עורך סדנאות וכנסים בנושאים שונים לשם קידום המחקר בתחום בקרב חברי סגל באוניברסיטאות, תלמידי מחקר, שופטים, עורכי דין, משפטנים, מקבלי החלטות והציבור הרחב. במרכז למשפט וטכנולוגיה מגוון רחב של קורסים וסמינרים בקניין רוחני ובדיני מידע, במסלולי התואר ראשון, התואר השני והדוקטורט. במסגרת הלימודים המתקדמים מוצעת תוכנית תואר שני במשפטים (LLM) עם התמחות במשפט וטכנולוגיה, וכן תוכנית מוסמך בלימודי משפט (MA) עם התמחות בעריכת פטנטים בשיתוף עם הארגון הבינלאומי לקניין רוחני (WIPO), המיועדת לבוגרי מדעים והנדסה. המרכז נהנה משיתוף פעולה עם שני מרכזים גדולים באוניברסיטת חיפה המתמחים במחקר רב תחומי בסביבת המידע: מכון קיסריה למחקר אינטרדיסציפלינרי במדעי המחשב והמרכז לחקר האדם בחברת המידע.
New Bandages Latest in Healthcare Technology - High Tech Bandages and Band-Aids ChitoGauze (Photograph courtesy of HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc.) HemCon Medical Technologies manufactures bandages and wound dressings that harness the power of the sea. The company's products use chitosan, a biopolymer made from a component in the exoskeletons of crab, shrimp and other crustacean exoskeletons. The positively charged chitosan attracts the negatively charged outer membranes of red blood cells; when the two come into contact, localized clotting occurs. Gecko Bandage (Photograph by Bob Langer and Jeff Karp, MIT) The ability of geckos to scale vertical surfaces comes from the special topography of their feet: nano-size hairs gives their feet an adhesive property. QuikClot (Photograph courtesy of Z-Medica Corporation) The family of QuikClot products make use of kaolin clay, a natural blood-clotter. Ultrasound Device (Photograph courtesy of George K. Forget bandages—make way for sound. Scaffold Bandage (Photograph courtesy of University of Sheffield) Electric Bandage
'Scrapers' Dig Deep for Data on the Web Negotiating the Freelance Economy Journalism in the Age of Data In the words of Terrell Owens, get your popcorn ready, because this video (below) is awesome. During his Knight Journalism fellowship at Stanford, Geoff McGhee interviewed visualization trendsetters on how they deal and what they do with data in Journalism in the Age of Data: Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viègas kick things off with some of the work they did with IBM. Basically, all the repeat offenders here on FlowingData are in this video talking about what they do best. I also really like how one person will talk about his or her project, and then the video cuts to another expert saying what they think of said project. [datajournalism | Thanks, Josh]
LRB · Slavoj Žižek · Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks In one of the diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks Putin and Medvedev are compared to Batman and Robin. It’s a useful analogy: isn’t Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’s organiser, a real-life counterpart to the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight? In the film, the district attorney, Harvey Dent, an obsessive vigilante who is corrupted and himself commits murders, is killed by Batman. The Joker wants to disclose the truth beneath the mask, convinced that this will destroy the social order. So far, the WikiLeaks story has been represented as a struggle between WikiLeaks and the US empire: is the publishing of confidential US state documents an act in support of the freedom of information, of the people’s right to know, or is it a terrorist act that poses a threat to stable international relations? The ultimate show of power on the part of the ruling ideology is to allow what appears to be powerful criticism. WikiLeaks cannot be seen in the same way.
HILLIS'S QUESTION: WHO GETS TO KEEP SECRETS?- An EDGE Special Event NEW CLAY SHIRKY Social & Technology Network Topology Researcher; Adjunct Professor, NYU Graduate School of Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP); Author, Cognitive Surplus Late to the conversation, but just checked in on Christmas night to find this present of a conversation gift-wrapped and sitting in my mail box. Late though I am, I'll chime in with a few things. 1. To Danny's original question, one obvious answer to "Who gets to keep secrets?" is "Anyone capable of keeping them." 2. 3. (3a. 4. 5. 6. Though, as Nathan noted, the leaking of the Pentagon Papers leading to that case didn't much change the prosecution of that war, it did affect the principal target of the protests of the 1960s, which was ending the draft. 7. For many of our most important social systems, we resolve clashing principles by providing an escape valve, in the form of a set of actors who are less rule-bound than the rest of the system. 8. 9. Wikileaks operates with none of those extra-legal constraints.
WikiLeaks and the Possibility of Open Diplomacy Home > Ideas > Innovations Make a Comment By Peter Singer | Project Syndicate | December 13, 2010 At Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson, who was president of the university before he became president of the United States, is never far away. His larger-than-life image looks out across the dining hall at Wilson College, where I am a fellow, and Prospect House, the dining facility for academic staff, was his family home when he led the university. So when the furor erupted over WikiLeaks' recent release of a quarter-million diplomatic cables, I was reminded of Wilson's 1918 speech in which he put forward "Fourteen Points" for a just peace to end World War I. Is this an ideal that we should take seriously? Wilson was unable to get the Treaty of Versailles to reflect his fourteen points fully, although it did include several of them, including the establishment of an association of states that proved to be the forerunner of today's United Nations. © 2010 Project Syndicate.
Paying the price for a free web We are increasingly giving away personal information on sites such as Facebook As part of a major series on the BBC about the impact of the web, producer Jo Wade has been looking at the price we pay for free information. 'Numb Fingers.' 'Wind Beneath My Wings.' '60 Single Men.' These are a few of the eclectic and sometimes disturbing internet searches made by the users of AOL, who believed they were using their computers in private. The relationship with what we think is a free and largely private web; how we unreservedly put our innermost thoughts and queries into what feels like a very private space - sometimes thoughts we wouldn't dare share with anyone or even put down in a diary, comes at a price. Turning detective In May 2006, AOL released a file containing every search made by 658,000 of their users over the previous three months. But one reporter at the New York Times was intrigued by the potential value of data like this to governments or corporations. Trading information
Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying Information Personal Details Exposed Via Biggest U.S. Websites