Val Wang

by Val Wang

Loyal OpenCourt viewers, you’ve by this time noticed we haven’t been live-streaming as often. We’re sorry to disappoint you — but very glad for your interest, as always. OpenCourt is entering a phase of transition, and our efforts have pulled us away from court more frequently than usual. Firstly (get your Kleenexes ready), I will [...] more »

by Val Wang

While the live-stream of Quincy District Court is the cornerstone of our project to open the court through digital technology, OpenCourt is in the process of expanding. One of our hopes is that the project will be used as a resource for high school civics classes. First Justice Mark Coven I asked one high school [...] more »

by Val Wang
by Val Wang

One of the first questions people ask when I tell them about our project, Order in the Court 2.0, to live-stream court proceedings is, “Is there a way to turn the camera off?” They must imagine a camera bolted to the wall, gobbling up images of domestic violence victims and child sex offenders with no [...] more »

by Val Wang

One of the first things First Justice Mark Coven told us when we went down to the Quincy District Court to start talking about our project, Order in the Court 2.0, was that we had to hold an all-court meeting to introduce the project to everyone to get their input. This seemed like an excellent [...] more »