Open Source and Intellectual Property in the Digital Era

Screenshot from 2016-02-22 11-08-20March 8th DAHI Lunch Discussion
Noon to 1:15
History Library, Sakamaki A201

With Professors Deborah Halbert (Political Science and Associate VC of Research) and Paul McKimmy (Learning Design & Technology)

Please join us on Tuesday, March 8 from 12pm-1:15pm for our first meeting of the semester. Deborah J. Halbert and Paul McKimmy will join us for a discussion of contemporary copyright and intellectual property issues, and a healthy dose of open source philosophy and practice.

Come with your questions and comments regarding sampling, open source/open access, appropriation, sharing, copylefting, leveraging, borrowing  and outright stealing in the digital era. With nothing new under a sun that shines down on fields of increasing media consolidation, this meeting should help us map the contentious boundaries and contours of knowledge production, sharing, and ownership.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 12pm-1:15pm
WHERE: History Library, Sakamaki Hall A201

Deborah J. Halbert
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
College of Social Sciences Affiliate

Halbert’s primary research interests involve issues of intellectual property law and policy. The issue has both global and domestic implications and crosses numerous disciplines including political science, communication, cultural studies, law, and much more. Her primary scholarship has been on issues of copyright. She also has an interest in feminism and technology issues, feminist futures, and anarchism. Aside from ongoing work on intellectual property issues, she has worked on issues of expatriatism, radical public spheres, and environmental issues.
Paul McKimmy
Director of Technology & Distance Programs
UHM College of Education

Paul has championed the implementation of and development of open source technologies in the College of Education. In 2015, he received UHM’s inaugural Excellence in Online Teaching award for ETEC647C, Open Source Software in Education. McKimmy has been with the College of Education since 2002, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses; overseeing the college’s Technology and Distance Programs (TDP) office, which includes the Distance Course Design & Consulting (DCDC) group; working with faculty to develop online and hybrid programs; and supporting instructional and administrative technology. Prior to coming to the college, he worked at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as Director of Workforce Development.