Maki Ishii Music Archive

I am going through the musical heritage of my father, the composer of contemporary music Maki Ishii, with the goal of preserving his work and making it accessible to others. Aside from serving requests from musicians and other people interested in his works, I am creating an musical archive in the Internet which inter alia features the download of digital copies of his non-published original manuscripts.

Lecture on Computer Science in Economics and Society, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

In the winter term 2006/2007 and summer term 2007, I gave a lecture on "Wirtschaftsinformatik und Gesellschaft" (computer science in economics and society) at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin (Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft).

Dissertation Thesis "«Code» Governance"

In 2005, I finished my dissertation thesis on the topic of the governance of the Internet. In it, I analyzed the Internet Relay Chat, a self-organized, self-governed Internet application in order to explore how «code», the technology, is used to regulate, and how the «code» in turn regulates. My specific approach is to interpret the source code as regulation similar to, but distinct from the legal system.

The thesis paper is available on my code governance page.

Computer and Society, Technical University Berlin

I have been associated with the Chair Computers and Society at the Technical University Berlin, first as a student teaching assistant ("studentischer Mitarbeiter"), and then as a teaching and research assistant ("wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter"). In addition to the usual research activities, I was given the opportunity to co-develop and participate in all teaching activities, such as

Information Rules:
Introductory courses into legal and social issues in connection with information and communication technologies. Topics included legal ones (IP, privacy, domain names), as well as information economy and Internet governance issues.
The European Union – Legal Order, Politics and Culture:
In the framework of a "Jean Monnet Action" permanent course, I supported Prof. Lutterbeck in creating and developing this course.

In addition, almost since the beginning World Wide Web on, we strove to put our entire research and teaching contents onto the 'net (in the spirit of what is nowadays referred to as "open content" or "Open Courseware"). This contents can be accessed through the above mentioned Computers and Society website.