May 24, 2017 - May 29, 2017

ARNIC Presentations at ICA 2017

Many ARNIC doctoral students and faculty members will be sharing their work at the annual International Communication Association Conference this year, held  in San Diego, California.  Please see below for a list of preconferences, presentations, and sessions at which they will be in attendance:
 
Wednesday, May 24 (Preconferences)
Hernan Galperin, PhD. Plenary session on “The Future Research Agenda of the Digital Divide”. Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide. Location: Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel &… Read More » “ARNIC Presentations at ICA 2017”

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March 21, 2017

Happening Now: Encoding Participation in Global and Mobile Information Economies

Jonathan Donner, Senior Director of Research at Caribou Digital, will join USC ARNIC to give a guest lecture, entitled “Happening Now: Encoding Participation in Global and Mobile Information Economies,” followed by Q&A. Lunch will be provided.
His presentation will draw on several current projects, in Digital Financial Services, in Digital Identity, and in New Internet Access models, to outline new tensions confronting the information and communications for development (ICT4D) research community as mobile technologies have become nearly ubiquitous…. Read More » “Happening Now: Encoding Participation in Global and Mobile Information Economies”

Sarah Roberts
March 7, 2017

Commercial Content Moderation: Human Workers in the Platform World

Sarah T. Roberts, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, will join ARNIC to give a guest lecture, entitled, “Commercial Content Moderation: Human Workers in the Platform World.”
The presentation will address issues in digital labor and knowledge work within a post-Industrial, globalized context, and be followed by Q&A. Lunch will be provided…. Read More » “Commercial Content Moderation: Human Workers in the Platform World”

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February 2, 2017

The Multistakeholder Model in the Management of Internet Unique Identifiers

Rodrigo de la Parra, ICANN Regional Vice President (of Latin America and the Caribbean), will join us on Thursday, February 2nd.  He will discuss “The Multistakeholder Model in the Management of Internet Unique Identifiers,” followed by Q&A.  Lunch will be provided.
Suggested readings for the discussion can be found here.
 
About Rodrigo de la Parra: 
A leading voice and advocate for the multistakeholder Internet governance model in Latin America and the Caribbean,… Read More » “The Multistakeholder Model in the Management of Internet Unique Identifiers”

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January 24, 2017

Silicon Utopias: Preliminary findings from a year-long ethnography in the Silicon Savannah

Eleanor Marchant, Visiting Scholar at USC ARNIC this semester and a PhD Candidate at the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, will present work from her dissertation, a yearlong ethnography of the nascent technology startup community in Nairobi Kenya, widely lauded by international news as the “tech hub of Africa” and by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as the “world leader in mobile money”. Eleanor spent all of 2016 embedded in the communications and research departments of an organization called iHub,… Read More » “Silicon Utopias: Preliminary findings from a year-long ethnography in the Silicon Savannah”

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November 10, 2016

Visit from Donald Abelson, Former FCC International Bureau Chief

Donald Abelson, former chief of the FCC International Bureau, and now Principal at Sudbury International LLC, will visit in November to speak with ARNIC team members about a wide range of Internet governance policy and technical issues.  He will also discuss with the research group how academics can conduct relevant research and contribute toward national and international policy work.
 
About Sudbury International LLC: 
Sudbury International LLC provides policy and strategic advice to a global client base on a wide range of trade,… Read More » “Visit from Donald Abelson, Former FCC International Bureau Chief”

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October 13, 2016

Guest talk by Professor Nagle

Frank Nagle is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Marshall School of Business at USC. He studies the economics of IT and digitization with a focus on free digital goods using large datasets from online social networks, financial market information, and surveys of enterprise IT usage. His research examines how the digital economy and crowdsourcing are weakening firm boundaries and causing mismeasurements of productivity measures like GDP.
Prior to academia, Frank worked in information security where he responded to corporate hackings and developed a bootcamp that all FBI cyber agents must pass before entering the field…. Read More » “Guest talk by Professor Nagle”

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