Creativity & Collaboration in the Academy: John Wilbanks of Creative Commons
Davidson Conference Center (Club Room) , 4 p.m., Reception to Follow
As part of the Creativity & Collaboration in the Academy initiative, the USC Office of Research and the Norman Lear Center present John Wilbanks, Ph.D., vice president of science at Creative Commons, and his talk on "Sharing as Infrastructure."
Content and data can be created and distributed at an unprecedented pace, but our social, legal, and normative systems aren’t keeping pace with technology. We are sharing our content and data, but for the most part, not under terms that benefit either ourselves or society. This talk will examine the ways that we share in particular our personal data, and outline some methods that will allow us to share in ways that enable novel scientific and scholarly research, but also to share in the fruits of that research.
Mr.Wilbanks runs the Science project at Creative Commons. He came to Creative Commons from a Fellowship at the World Wide Web Consortium in Semantic Web for Life Sciences. Previously, he founded and led to acquisition Incellico, a bioinformatics company that built semantic graph networks for use in pharmaceutical research & development. Previously, Wilbanks was the first assistant director at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and also worked in U.S. politics as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Fortney (Pete) Stark.
Wilbanks holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Tulane University and studied modern letters at the Universite de Paris IV (La Sorbonne). He serves on the boards of directors for DuraSpace and AcaWiki.
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