Here are the team presentations from yesterday’s final project workshop:
- David Bollier (2010) The Promise and Peril of Big Data, Aspen Institute
- The Digital Due Process coalition
- Tim Wu (2010) The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, Knopf
- The proposed US Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act
- Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell (2010) Your Life, Uploaded, Plume
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2010) The Black Swan, 2nd ed., Random House
We will post presentations from the event on this site soon. Until then you can follow discussion on Twitter using the #TAFI hashtag.
In June we held our interim project workshop in Brussels. You can now read our report of the proceedings.
Here is a short report on the expert workshop we held at MIT earlier this year. Many thanks to the participants for their time and for contributing their notes on the event.
Our third and final expert workshop happened last month at Keio University in Tokyo. It followed the format of March’s event at MIT, with twenty invited experts from east Asia analysing our draft future scenarios and their implications for future Internet research. Thanks to team member Prof. Motohiro Tsuchiya and his Keio colleagues for putting this together. You can now read his report on the event.
We have now completed our interim report. This contains a wealth of information on the project so far, including the results from the first round of our online Delphi survey and our nearly-finalised scenarios. We look forward to your comments!
Our MIT expert workshop went very well earlier this week. Thanks again to our participants: David Clark, Karen Sollins, William Lehr (all MIT CSAIL), John Wroclawski (University of Southern California), Karmen Guevara, Chris Marsden (University of Essex), Andrea Matwyshyn (University of Pennsylvania), David Reed (MIT Media Lab), Atanu Ghosh, Ken Carlberg (SAIC), Michael Geist (University of Ottawa), Eddan Katz (EFF) and Andrew Odlyzko (University of Minnesota). (Jonathan Zittrain was unavoidably detained, but happily now seems to be on the mend!)
Here are the slides I used to introduce the event:
We will be posting a short summary of the event once it is written.
I’m looking forward to the 25th annual European Communications Policy Research Conference in Brussels later this month. My colleague Dr Alison Powell will be presenting the paper we have co-authored with Alissa Cooper on US and UK discourses of network neutrality. This is timely, since net neutrality is a key policy variable in our Future Internet scenarios. I will also be responding to a paper on identity as a concept for policy design.
Jesse Thomas animated this short databurst about today’s Internet:
Later this month MIT are kindly hosting our second expert workshop. Twenty invited participants from across the Americas will be analysing future Internet trends and technology based on the draft scenarios we are developing around Europe’s future Internet needs.
Many thanks to Karen Sollins and Sue Perez for facilitating, and to all of our participants for sharing their expertise. It’s exciting to be running this Future Internet event at one of the birthplaces of the ARPANET.
You can read a draft report on our first expert workshop, held last September in Brussels with a similar number of European experts. In May we will be holding our third and final expert workshop in Tokyo.
|0900-0930||Welcome and overview of project|
|0930-1000||In pairs/threes: review of four scenarios|
|1000-1030||Whole-group discussion (plenary room)|
|1045-1230||In three groups: isolating the key social, economic, technical scenario trends, and identifying their inter-relationship. How does the Internet need to develop to support positive trends and minimise negative trends?|
|1300-1315||Groups report back|
|1400-1415||Overview of European Commission Future Internet actions|
|1415-1530||In three groups: identifying Internet-focused R&D and policy actions that promote positive trends and minimise negative trends identified earlier in day|
|1545-1600||Groups report back|