|Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility|
Post Conference News
Most presentations will have links from this page.
Andy Oram reported on the day in "CPSR conference brings people and Internet together"
Andy's report was also posted on Slashdot
Andy also wrote an article, "Why Human Rights Requires Free Software," inspired by Patrick Ball's keynote.
And the conference also appeared in press from Italy in English
TechDev will continue the discussion begun at the conference. The list is aimed at supporting a vigorous and intellectually grounded discussion about how IT can best be designed and implemented in the developing world and how computer science can contribute to human rights. Technical as well as social science perspectives, including economics are welcome.
SHRINKING WORLD, EXPANDING NET
October 5, 2002
Kennedy School of Government
Cambridge, MA, USA
8:30 am -6:30 pm
NORBERT WIENER AWARD DINNER
HONORING KARL AUERBACH
A Pioneer of Democratic Internet Governance
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Design of information and communications technology is art as well as engineering. The combination of art, science, and engineering yields systems and devices with economic and political implications.
The 2002 Annual Conference of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility will examine the state of CPSR as a global organization, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a global force. Presentations by Iqbal Quadir, the founder of GrameenPhone and designers of specific software components will be moderated by experts on the social implication of technical design.
Given the expansion of the net, and the shrinkage of the world, how can actions of computer professionals combine the ethical and practical?
The meeting will close with a set of break-out groups to better understand how CPSR members can use our voices, our technical skills, and our organization to make a difference.
The papers in this workshop are to be published in a special issue of "The Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society" (ICES).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Land Hall, Belfer Center
8:15 am -6:30 pm
8:15 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 9:15 am
9:15 - 10:45 am
EXPANDING THE NET
Moderator: James Moor - Writings
Iqbal Quadir : Founder, GrammenPhone
"The Power of Voice: GrameenPhone"
Calestous Juma : Founder of Kenya's African Centre for Technology Studies,
"Science as Foreign Policy" - Writings
Daryl Martyris: South Asia Program Officer, World Computer Exchange
Diane Anuis : "Wireless for the Caribbean"
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
SHRINKING THE WORLD
Moderator: Herman Tavani - Writings - More Writings
Judy Brewer : Director, Web Accessibility Initiative
"Designing Accessible Websites for Community Outreach"
Libby Levison: Investigator, TEK Project MIT Lab for Computer Science
"Providing Web Search Capability for Low-Connectivity Communities"
Carlos Osorio : MIT's Technology and Policy Program
"Designing Software Markets for Developing Countries"
Hani Shakeel: "Community Knowledge Sharing: An Internet Application to Support Communications Across Literacy Levels"
12:30 -1:00 pm Lunches Distributed
1:00 -2:00 pm
ICTS (Information and Communications Technologies) FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Patrick Ball : Deputy Director, Science and Human Rights Project, American Association for the Advancement of Science - Writings - More Writings
2:15 -3:45 pm
GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY
Hans Klein : CPSR's Civil Society Project: bringing democracy to the Internet
Robert Guerra : CPSR's Privaterra Project: securing human rights - The Talk
World Summit on the Information Society - The Talk
Doug Schuler : CPSR's Participatory Design Conferences, ten years of making design democratic; CPSR's DIAC Conferences; and CPSR's Public Sphere Project- Writings
Tu Tran: CPSR's 2001-2002 Essay Contest Winner:"Computer Forensics and Your Rights"
4:00 -4:45 pm
THE STATE OF CPSR
CPSR AS A FOUNDATION FOR PROGRAMS OF CHANGE
WIENER AWARD DINNER
Taubman, 5th Floor
CPSR's Norbert Wiener Award for Social Responsibility in Computing Technology is being awarded to Karl Auerbach: A Pioneer of Democratic Internet Governance
Over the past half decade Karl Auerbach has both fought for and demonstrated the importance of openness in Internet governance. Even before the Domain Name System was put under the control of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), Karl pointed out the dangers of an unaccountable organization controlling such a chokepoint in cyberspace. He helped craft ICANN's original by-laws to balance the interests of users and industry experts, and in 2000 he was elected as ICANN's North American user representative. In a time when corporate governance scandals have become a daily event, Karl is the only director of ICANN who has insisted on exercising his full legal right of access to ICANN documents -- a right upheld in July by a California court. In his person and his actions, Karl demonstrates the importance of user representation in governance.
Center for Business and Government of Havard University's Kennedy School of Government
Center for International Development at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government
Conference Committee: Jean Camp, Coralee Whitcomb, Susan Evoy