Wednesday, January 17, 2007

UC Berkeley course: "Coding for Policy and Regulating Design"

We are pleased to announce a new course this semester: "Coding for Policy and Regulating Design." We invite TRUST student researchers to participate.

The course, led by Deirdre Mulligan, is intended to acquaint Berkeley graduate students with literature from a range of disciplines that considers whether, when and how to embed policy in technical systems. The course will draw on theoretical literature about embodying values in technology design, consider the various entry points available for influencing technological design in the direction of policy or social values, and through case studies identify and imagine mechanisms for determining when technology should be viewed as "policy-making" and how various actors -- technologists, policymakers, end-users -- can participate in decisions about what policies the technology enables.

The course welcomes students with a variety of backgrounds, including technical computer science and engineering students, and law and social science students interested in understanding the opportunities and challenges present in embedding policy in technical systems.

290-20 Coding for policy and regulating design

[The official meeting time is weekly Monday 4-5p but we will instead meet from Monday 4-6p every other week.]

CCN: 42710
1-2 units (2 credits with project or paper TBD)
Room 205 South Hall
If you need a CEC to add the class, contact Joe Hall.