Yochai Benkler: democratic media

Seen at the Open Video Conference: Yochai Benkler’s keynote introducing the conference. A warm felt plea for collaboration, exchange and a democratisation of media. And one of the few presentations that were launched from a Linux system.

Here’s a bootleg audio reording from a heavily echoing NYU law school auditorium.


If you prefer to watch a video registration, check out the archives of open video alliance.

Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He writes about the Internet and the emergence of networked economy and society, as well as the organization of infrastructure, such as wireless communications. His work traverses a wide range of disciplines and sectors, and is taught in a variety of professional schools and academic departments. In real world applications, his work has been widely discussed in both the business sector and civil society. His most recent book, The Wealth of Networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom (2006), is considered a seminal peice on peer production and the power of networked socities. His work can be freely accessed at www.benkler.org.

Posted on: Saturday, June 20, 2009 by: in category: Further reading, News