Ep. 4 - What is Law and Tech? Pt. 1

Wed, 12/16/2020


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." Be sure to check out all the guest's posts on The Record.

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Episode Notes

Additional resources: 

  • Woodrow Hartzog, Privacy’s BlueprintThe Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies (2018)
  • Rebecca Crootof & BJ Ard, Structuring Techlaw, 34 Harv. J. L. & Tech. (forthcoming 2021)
  • BJ Ard, Privacy Law, Disrupted, (unpublished manuscript)
  • Rebecca Crootof, Regulating New Weapons Technologies, in The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict (Eric Talbot Jensen & Ronald T.P. Alcala, eds.) (2019)
  • Lawrence Lessig, Code Version 2.0 (2006)
  • Ryan Calo, Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 513 (2015)
  • Jack M. Balkin, The Path of Robotics Law, 6 Calif. L. Rev. Cir. 45 (2015)
  • Meg Leta Jones, Does Technology Drive Law? The Dilemma of Technological Exceptionalism in Cyberlaw, 2018 J. L., Tech. & Pol’y 249, 253
  • Lyria Bennett Moses, Why Have a Theory of Law and Technological Change?, 8 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech. 589, 591–92 (2007)
  • Introduction to Science and Technology Studies by Sergis Sismondo