[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Jun 27 16:54:20 PDT 2010


Creating an Enduring Commons

Lewis Hyde, Berkman Fellow

Tuesday, June 29, 12:30 pm
Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor
RSVP required for those attending in person (rsvp at cyber.law.harvard.edu)
This event will be webcast live (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/webcast 
) at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our site shortly after.

Lewis Hyde's talk will be drawn from a book he has just finished,  
Common as Air:  Revolution, Art, and Ownership.  One thesis of the  
book is that the founding generation in the United States hoped to  
establish a cultural commons of art and ideas, a lively public domain  
of created works that all of us use because nobody controls it.  What  
has become apparent in recent years is that the founders did not leave  
us with any good way to protect this commons.  The public domain has  
turned out to be highly vulnerable to private capture.  How might this  
vulnerability be reduced?  How might an unguarded public domain be  
converted into a rule-governed and thus durable cultural commons?

About Lewis
Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a  
particular interest in the public life of the imagination. His 1983  
book, The Gift, illuminates and defends the non-commercial portion of  
artistic practice. Trickster Makes This World(1998) uses a group of  
ancient myths to argue for the kind of disruptive intelligence all  
cultures need if they are to remain lively, flexible, and open to  
change. Hyde is currently at work on a book about our “cultural  
commons,” that vast store of ideas, inventions, and works of art that  
we have inherited from the past and continue to produce.

A MacArthur Fellow and former director of undergraduate creative  
writing at Harvard University, Hyde teaches during the fall semesters  
at Kenyon College, where he is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of  
Creative Writing. During the rest of the year he lives in Cambridge,  
Massachusetts, where he is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for  
Internet and Society.



Tech Tuesday

MA Technology Leadership Council

Event Details

	• Date: 6/29/10
	• Location: Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive,  
Cambridge, MA 02142
	• Time: 6-8pm
	• Audience: Tech
	• Description: If you're looking for talent, clients or to just  
spread the word about what you are doing, join us for this Tech  
Tuesday. You'll have an opportunity for a fast-pitch shout-out to the  
audience of fellow geeks, tech savvy professionals, DIY-ers, and other  
industry luminaries at this high energy informal gathering.

New in 2010 - Office Hours
In addition, we are continuing our 2010 Entrepreneurial Series with  
Office Hours. The short sessions with well known industry connectors  
will provide premier access for Entrepreneurs in search of advice on  
how to move their idea and or company forward. Office hours are  
reserved time slots and you must apply in advance to reserve your spot.

Gubernatorial Forum on the Environment, June 29, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Old  
South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston
RSVP to smoser at envrionmentalleague.org.

Transition House Greening Kickoff – Presentation of plans to green the  
emergency shelter for families experiencing domestic violence and  
fundraising event; called The Green Door Campaign.  June 29, Athenaeum  
Building, 1st floor, 215 First St., Cambridge.  Music, cocktails,  
food, silent auction.  See http://www.transitionhouse.org for more info.

Links to events at over 30 colleges and universities at Hubevents (http://hubevents.blogspot.com 
Thanks to Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering  
in the Boston Area (http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/site02.html)

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