Past Events

  • PrivacyTools Workshop


    Harvard University
    Dec 11, 8:30am to 6:00pm

    The Program on Information Science is pleased to partner on 

    Privacy Tools for Data Sharing: Lessons Learned and Directions Forward


    This meeting is open to all. Registration is available through the conference website: 

  • A History of the Internet - a Brown Bag with Scott Bradner


    Nov 13, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


    In a way the Russians caused the Internet.  This talk will describe how that happened (hint it was not actually the Bomb) and follow the path that has led to the current Internet of (unpatchable) Things (the IoT) and the Surveillance Economy.

    About the discussant:

  • PoIS Talk on AI and Inclusion at Boston a117 2017


    IBM Watson Health Global Headquarters, Cambridge
    Oct 07, 8:00am to 4:00pm

    The Program on Information Science is pleased to participate as a speaker and expert panelist on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Accessibility Solutions

  • Labor and Reward in Science: Do Women Have an Equal Voice in Scholarly Communication? a Brown Bag with Cassidy Sugimoto


    Sep 25, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Despite progress, gender disparities in science persist. Women remain underrepresented in the scientific workforce and under rewarded for their contributions. This talk will examine multiple layers of gender disparities in science, triangulating data from scientometrics, surveys, and social media to provide a broader perspective on the gendered nature of scientific communication. The extent of gender disparities and the ways in which new media are changing these patterns will be discussed.

  • Reality Bytes - Utilizing VR and AR in the Library Space- a Brownbag with Matt Bernhardt


    E25-401 also via WebEx +1-617-324-0000 Access code:648 311 173
    Jun 21, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Terms like "virtual reality" and "augmented reality" have existed for a long time. In recent years, thanks to products like Google Cardboard and games like Pokemon Go, an increasing number of people have gained first-hand experience with these once-exotic technologies. The MIT Libraries are no exception to this trend. The Program on Information Science has conducted enough experimentation that we would like to share what we have learned, and solicit ideas for further investigation.