Sunday, January 27, 2008

Brain food: Charles Nesson , Evidence and Second Life

I found a video posted by Charles Nesson on YouTube of interest. This came about from my quest to find some good "brain food," something that might cause a paradigm shift to past thoughts or a change in thoughts already connected to the future, as one knows it likely to be from present knowledge.

The Berkman Center (sic) faculty at Harvard has always sourced interesting perspectives on the edge where the law and the Internet are concerned. Considering its mandate it makes perfect sense:

The Berkman Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace, its development, dynamics, norms, standards, and need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

The friendly looking Charles Nesson was a founder (at least friendly from one side of his face ...).

Its also interesting the Harvard Law School professors published an open letter suggesting their University to tell the RIAA to take a hike.

An interesting read itself, Charles has added to his Evidence 2008 course, this assignment:
University and RIAA

frame a motion to quash a subpoena from a copyright holder to the university for the identity of a student downloader on grounds of undue burden
He clearly does not believe in using the shift key. maybe i should follow his lead from now on ;-).

Following my original quest, I pierced into the public life and times of Charles Nesson as he in his thoughts brought to mind a very powerful thinker in comparison, the late Canadian Northrop Frye, in terms of causing a serious reevaluation of your collection of conscious thoughts, with fewest words. For Charles, its not yet in my discovery, the evidence for such comparison. Sorry, Charlie.

His Cyber One wiki, Evidence 2008 is though now on my audited courses of guaranteed "brain food," the type that makes you think harder at what is true. Many "at-large" courses also appear from Harvard and were hosted at Second Life on "Berkman Island." They found usefulness to a virtual world education. Its something to check out for the so inclined, as a prestigious law school attempts a footing in the virtual world.

For a visual of Second Life work, and some of the Berkman work, check out this video:

But that was then.

See this video for the problems of a virtual world owned by a for-profit corporation, a benevolent dictorship, that could also be a ruthless dictatorship, and where it is more likely to lead: Croquet.

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