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Last year, professors Joshua Cohen, Larry Diamond and Terry Winograd
founded the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University.
The purpose of the Program is to understand how (and to what extent)
various information technologies and their applications -- including
mobile phones, text messaging (SMS), the Internet, blogging, GPS, and
other forms of digital technology -- are enabling citizens to advance
freedom, development, social justice, and the rule of law. The
program lies at the intersection of social science, computer science,
and engineering and thus focuses not only on conducting research but
also on fostering the design of new technologies to achieve these
This year, the Program has made the decision to expand its mailing
list beyond members of the Stanford community. While we post
information on events being held in the bay area, we also share information such
as news and jobs that may be of interest to the larger community.
If you are interested in joining, please let me know.