• Nebraska Governance and Technology Center
7 episodes
This podcast is a production of the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center

Episodes

Ep. 7 - The Currents of Changing Infrastructure: A Water Law Cross-Over Episode with the University of Nebraska Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
2021 Jan 21
Multi-year water deficits and compound events leading to unexpected water surpluses have led to multi-billion-dollar losses in states around the U.S., and this is becoming the norm worldwide. Those losses highlight the vulnerability of our infrastructure to extreme climate events. Historic approaches to regulation are not easy to change and as more and more weather events occur due to climate change, some advocates are suggesting that laws need to be more flexible and adaptable. In this episode we ask "what the heck is water law" and how it is changing as our world does? This episode is hosted by Gus Hurwitz (Nebraska Governance and Technology Center) and Peter McCornick (Daugherty Water for Food Institute). Guests include Rob Cifelli, Felicia Marcus, Francisco Muñoz-Arriola, and Anthony Schutz.
Ep. 6 - Student Privacy in the Era of Zoom School
2021 Jan 13
The ongoing pandemic brought many technical challenges into the spotlight, perhaps none more than educational technology and student privacy. The shift from traditional school to remote learning and teaching is riddled with digital privacy concerns, and the intersections of race, class, and technology-access amplify these issues. Elana Zeide, Anisha Reddy, Jim Siegl, Chris Gilliard, and Bill Fitzgerald join us for a dive into student privacy and online proctoring in the era of 'Zoom School.'
Ep. 5 - What is Law and Tech? Pt. 2
2020 Dec 17
Our Center studies the intersection of law and technology, but what does that really mean? Over two episodes of Tech Refactored we asked six scholars writing in this area to give us their take. In the first episode in this two-part series we asked, ‘What is Law?’ and ‘What is Technology?’ This, our second episode on the subject, builds on that discussion to ask what we are doing when we are studying law and technology. Does the field stand alone as its own discipline? Does it have its own methodologies?” Guests include BJ Ard, Rebecca Crootof, Ryan Calo, Joshua Fairfield, Meg Leta Jones, and Woodrow Hartzog. Be sure to check out all the guest's posts on The Record.
Ep. 4 - What is Law and Tech? Pt. 1
2020 Dec 17
We study the intersection of law and technology, but that begs the question - what do we mean when we say law and technology? Over the next two episodes of Tech Refactored we’ve asked six scholars writing in this area to give us their take. The first episode in this two-part series asks ‘What is Law? What is Technology? ZOMG What is Law and Technology?’ and if that sounds like it’s going to get esoteric, it’s because it is. Note, the acronym STS used frequently in this episode refers to "Science and Technology Studies." Guests include BJ Ard, Rebecca Crootof, Ryan Calo, Joshua Fairfield, Meg Leta Jones, and Woodrow Hartzog. Be sure to check out all the guest's posts on The Record.
Ep. 3 - The State of The Digital Divide
2020 Dec 03
In this episode of Tech Refactored we discuss the state of the digital divide with expert commentary from Nicol Turner Lee, Senior Fellow at Governance Studies, and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation; and Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition. Check out ngtc.unl.edu for more information on Tech Refactored and the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center.
Ep. 2 - Getting Cultured on Laboratory Grown Meat
2020 Nov 09
In this episode of Tech Refactored we discuss lab-grown meat from four different perspectives: legal, engineering, social, and marketing. Can a steak be grown in a lab? What about a filet mignon? Tune in and find out!
Ep. 1 - This is Tech Refactored
2020 Sep 2130m 30s
The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center is an interdisciplinary team of faculty, students, and researchers across the University of Nebraska. Listen to our podcast to find out how we're exploring the ever-changing relationship between law and technology.
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