I’ve spent parts of July and August as a Visiting Student at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, courtesy of Yochai Benkler.
It’s been some productive weeks in Boston, as I’ve interviewed a number of people (who shall remain anonymous) for my research and written a great deal. I also had the opportunity to take part in several events at the Berkman Center, and talk to some interesting people there and elsewhere, including research director Rob Farris and Professor David Lazer of the Kennedy School of Government, both of whom where generous enough to meet with me.
Since the Journalism School at Columbia University is working towards creating the new Tow Center for New Media Journalism, and New York City now aims to create its own Media Lab, both projects directly inspired by predecessors at Harvard and MIT, it has been interesting to see some aspects of both up close. It will be interesting to see how their New York equivalents pan out.