Convening Cultural Commons

Convening Cultural Commons

Conference of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy

Greenberg Lounge/Tishman Auditorium/Lipton Hall
NYU School of Law
September 23-24, 2011


The purpose of this workshop is to gather scholars from a variety of disciplines who share interests in the study of commons as governance regimes in information, knowledge, and other cultural contexts. The focus will be on institutional analysis of commons, common pool resources, and related institutions for governance of knowledge and information and rights in knowledge and information.  Relevant disciplines include law, political science, economics, sociology, organizational science, information science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and the history of science and technology, among others.

Papers [abstracts]
1. Katherine Strandburg [with Minna Allarakhia]: A Cultural Commons Study of New Approaches to Drug Development - Cases Studies from the Fight Against Malaria 
2. Jane Anderson: Accounts from the Frontier – Cultural Institutions, Commons Politics and the New Resistance
3. Yochai Benkler: Between Spanish Huertas and the Open Road - A Tale of Two Comons?
4. Brian Carver: MusicBrainz and Its Peers - Comparing Cultrual Commons
5. Jorge Contreras: Constructing the Genome Commons
6. Brigham Daniels: Legispedia
7. David Fagundes: Labor and/as Love - Roller Derby as Constructed Cultural Commons
8. Brett Frischmann/Katherine Strandburg: The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network as a Nested Cultural Commons
9. Amy Kapczynski: Contagion - Between Property and the Commons in the WHO's Global Influenza Surveillance Network
10. Michael Madison: Astrocommons and the Evolving Futures of Scientific Research 
11. Peter Meyer: An Inventive Commons - Sources of the Airplane and its Industry
12. Laura Murray: Cultural Labour in a Small City - Motivations, Rewards, and Social Dynamics
13. Tina Piper: The Weapon of Knowledge - War as a Constructed Commons
14. Charles Schweik: Toward the Comparison of Open Source Commons Institutions
15. Sonali Shah [with Cyrus Mody]: Innovation, Social Structure & the Creation of New Industries

Organizers/Participants [bios]
Brett Frischmann, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Katherine Strandburg, NYU School of Law
Jane Anderson – University of Massachusetts Department of Anthropology
Derek Bambauer – Brooklyn Law School
Barton Beebe – NYU School of Law
Vicki Been – NYU School of Law
Yochai Benkler – Harvard Law School
Michael Burstein – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Brian Carver – UC Berkeley School of Information 
Margaret Chon – Seattle University School of Law; visiting NYU School of Law
Daniel Cole – Indiana University School of Law
Gabriella Coleman - NYU Steinhardt
Jorge Contreras – American University Washington College of Law 
Salo Coslovsky – NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Policy
Brigham Daniels – Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Deven Desai – Google, Inc.
Tim Dornis - NYU School of Law
Rochelle Dreyfuss – NYU School of Law
Severine Dusollier - FUNDP
Thráinn Eggertsson – University of Iceland School of Business
David Fagundes – Southwestern Law School
Sheila Foster – Fordham University School of Law
Mayo Fuster Morell - Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Nancy Gallini – University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts
Wendy Gordon – Boston University School of Law
Charlotte Hess – Syracuse University Library
Amy Kapczynski – UC Berkeley School of Law
Gregg Macey – Brooklyn Law School
Peter Meyer – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Joseph Miller – University of Georgia School of Law
Laura Murray – Queen’s University Department of English
Elinor Ostrom – Indiana University Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Tina Piper – McGill University Faculty of Law
Carol Rose – Yale Law School; University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Pamela Samuelson – UC Berkeley School of Law; visiting NYU School of Law
Mark Schultz – Southern Illinois University School of Law
Charles Schweik – University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation
Sonali Shah – University of Washington Foster School of Business
Kara Swanson – Northeastern University School of Law
Geetrui Van Overwalle – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Katrina Wyman – NYU School of Law
Diane Zimmerman – NYU School of Law