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All Events at USC Cancelled

Hello everyone,

We at ARNIC hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this stressful time. As many of you have already heard, USC has decided to move courses online for the rest of the semester and also decided to suspend all on-campus events as a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases in California. This means that our ARNIC lecture series has also come to an abrupt end for this academic year. We apologize that we were not able to see this through to the end of the semester,… Read More » “All Events at USC Cancelled”

Thoughts on Steven Weber’s Presentation

By Juliana Dias

On Wednesday, February 12th, Steven Weber joined our ARNIC seminar. Steven, a 2020 Berggruen fellow, is a professor in the School of Information and Dept. of Political Science, UC Berkeley. He conducted the seminar in order to talk about his new project which is currently under development: “How to make Machine Translation a Force for Liberalism in Global Trade and Communications”.

Steven talked about the early stages of this project and the motivations behind it…. Read More » “Thoughts on Steven Weber’s Presentation”

ARNIC Member Hoan Nguyen Presents at PTC’20

Hoan Nguyen, ARNIC Member, and USC Annenberg Doctoral Student presented her paper entitled Splintering Communications: The Reality of Digital Practices Among People Experiencing Homelessness in an Urban Ghetto at the PTC’20: Vision 2020 and Beyond conference organized by the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) in Honolulu from January 19-22. She also received the Yale M. Braunstein Student Award for this work at the meeting. 

Splintering Communications examines the digital practices among people experiencing homelessness in Skid Row – an urban ghetto located in downtown Los Angeles…. Read More » “ARNIC Member Hoan Nguyen Presents at PTC’20”

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Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup

This week we are putting the spotlight on second year Communication PhD student Anna Loup. Anna has been an active member of ARNIC for several years and is currently working on some very exciting research projects!

Name: Anna Loup
General research interests: My interests are currently focused on researching the underlying critical infrastructures that enable and maintain digital communication technologies. I am predominantly interested in the power structures inherent in how these critical infrastructure systems are developed,… Read More » “Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup”

Broadband: We must do better

(This article was originally published on The Conversation)
By Hernan Galperin, François Bar and Annette M. Kim
Los Angeles is home to some of the most creative people and businesses in the planet. Our filmmakers, musicians, visual artists, software engineers and scientists entertain the world and push the knowledge frontier forward. Their process is often a mystery, but their tools are not. Underpinning their intellectual pursuit is broadband Internet access, which fosters creativity and innovation by enabling access to information and supporting collaborative work…. Read More » “Broadband: We must do better”

Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room

Among the conceivably infinite social and economic effects of the internet is the rise of women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. For over thirty years, donor and international aid programs have invested heavily to help women in developing countries build and grow microenterprises, the business context in which the terms “woman” and “entrepreneur” have until recently been linked.
As a result of labor exploitation, human deprivation, illicit markets and the wealth disparities that have ensued from globalization,… Read More » “Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room”