Lawrence Lessig on the Comedy of the Commons–Ever since I saw Lessig at the I-Law conference at Harvard last year, he’s been one of my heroes. If you haven’t heard him speak, carve out an hour, grab this lecture/discussion on the importance of free culture, go to a quiet space and listen. One of the reasons that I love Lessig’s stuff is because he’s one of those people who can take very complex but important ideas and put them in a way that challenges my brain but in the end, helps me “get it.”
(BTW, just a plug for I-Law which will be held June 22-24 at Harvard this year. Registrations go online March 16, and if there is any way that I can make it, I’m going. Last year’s gathering was by far the most intellectually stimulating experience I have ever had.)
Stephen Downes–Parts 1 and 2 of his Skype interview with Teemu Arina from FLOSSE. The sound quality is bearable at best, but the ideas are very cool, especially in Part 1 where Stephen talks about what he has in store for EduRSS 0.2.