shows #106, 107 and 108 — Tarleton Gillespie, Derek Bambauer and Oliver Day, and Kazys Varnelis — posted

I am pleased to post the first three shows of the new quarter. The first, Show #106, January 13, 2010, is my interview with Prof. Tarleton Gillespie of Cornell University, author of Wired Shut. Tarleton and I discussed the status of copyright law with a focus on how encryption and similar efforts skew our understanding of what we can and cannot contribute to culture. Tarleton’s book is an important contribution to our understanding of this shift, and I greatly enjoyed the conversation.

Show #107, January 20, is my interview with Prof. Derek Bambauer of Brooklyn Law School and Oliver Day of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society discussing The Hacker’s Aegis: Protecting Software Security Research Against Intellectual Property. I chatted with Derek and Oliver about how the law can better handle the fine distinctions between security research that has positive and/or negative intentions and outcomes. Derek and Oliver have written a nuanced article that was a lot of fun to explore.

Finally, Show #108, January 27, is my interview with Kazys Varnelis of Columbia University, author of Networked Publics. Kazys does fascinating work analyzing networks from his perspective as an architect/sociologist. I was thrilled to have him on the show to discuss his critique of our network architecture, and greatly enjoyed our conversation.

Scheduling note: there will be new Hearsay Culture shows beginning February 17. Enjoy these shows and I’ll talk to you again in a few weeks!