“Free” and “Open”: Intersections of CUNY History and Open Source Technology

Free tuition.
Open enrollment.
Free and Open source software.

On November 9th, OpenCUNY will welcome Dr. Scott Dexter (Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center) to discuss connections between the history of the Free Academy and the policy of open admissions at CUNY and the politics of the Free and Open Source software movements. Dr. Steve Brier (The Graduate Center) will act as respondent. The talk and following discussion will focus on paths forward for CUNY, OpenCUNY, and the larger open source community.

Registration is encouraged! Sign up via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/KgtonuPQfXdExfeI2

This event may be relevant to individuals interested in digital pedagogy, CUNY history, free and open source software, and technology available at CUNY.

Wednesday, November 9 @ 6:30pm

Room 5414 (light refreshments will be served)
This event is free and open to the public. No computer skills required.
About the Speaker: Scott Dexter, Professor of Computer and Information Science, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNYScott has taught at CUNY since 1998, shortly after getting his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. While his formal training is in theoretical computer science, his research and interests span a range of social and humanistic phenomena. He is the co-author, with philosopher Samir Chopra, of the 2007 book Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free and Open-Source Software, a recipient of over $1 million of funding from the National Science Foundation, and eventual author of a monograph entitled American Android: Race, Gender and Artificial Humans in the US, 1895-2719.
About the Series: This is the first event in our Open Up! Series, a year long talk and workshop series focused on open source software and future developments for open source platforms such as OpenCUNY.