Archive for February, 2006

Episode #15
February 21, 2006

Exploring the bleeding edge between real and online worlds with Mark Wallace of Walkering.com.

Mark writes about virtual worlds, video games and other topics and his work has appeared in The New York Times, the Finacial Times, Harper’s and GQ among other publications. He also writes a regular column for The Escapist, and since January 2005 has been Editorial Director of the Second Life Herald, a popular online newspaper covering virtual worlds. With Herald publisher Peter Ludlow, he is the co-author of the forthcoming Only a Game; One Virtual Journalist, One Cyberspace Murder, and the Bleeding Edge Between Real and online Worlds.

Show Notes:

Raph Koster’s Declaration of the Rights of Avatars

Andrew Donoho & Papillon Project (best link I could find)

Rebecca McKinnon’s blog
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Episode #14
February 15, 2006

In this episode I interview Dr. Stefan Brands of Credentica during the recent, Workshop on User Centric Identity and Commerce hosted by The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

Dr. Brands has been a long-time proponent of “user centric” identity systems and he is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading cryptographer’s.
In this episode we discuss various architectures that relate to online end-user data collection, storage and “sharing” and how some of these architectures may expose end-users to privacy breaches.
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Episode #13
February 7, 2006

Interview with Johannes Ernst of LID and Yadis.

There has been some debate recently regarding the value of light weight identity protocols. I interviewed Kim Cameron and Craig Burton about this topic in Episode #11 and this debate has been a “feature” of the discussion on the Identity Gang mailing list.

In this interview Johannes talks about his views of digital identity, including his belief that today digital identity is akin to the fable about the elephant. Many people can describe pieces of it but no one has a view of it in its entirety.


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Episode #12
February 2, 2006

Interview with John Clippinger, Senior Fellow at The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.
In this interview John and I discuss his and Berkman’s interest in digital identity technologies. In particular we talk about the risks promising new technologies face as they become more visible and therefore subject regulatory pressures. More broadly John expresses his desire to “embed” policy in code as a way to shape technology policy before it confronts special interest and other pressures associated with “formal” legislative processes.
Show Notes:
Thanks to Tim Post for his valuable comments!
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