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Thursday, November 8th

November 8, Tianshu Sun (USC Marshall): Displaying Things in Common to Encourage Friendship Formation

12:30 pm - 1:50 pm, ASC 236

Join us on November 8 to hear Dr. Tianshu Sun (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business). Tianshu Sun’s research conducted in collaboration with leading private and public sector platforms addresses how firms can use business analytics and large-scale field experiments in conjunction with big data to improve business decisions. His current research focuses on understanding 1) how digital platforms can use IT-enabled and analytics-driven interventions to influence information sharing among individuals, and 2) how organizations can leverage mobile devices and Internet of Things to influence individuals’… Read More » “November 8, Tianshu Sun (USC Marshall): Displaying Things in Common to Encourage Friendship Formation”

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James E. Prieger
October 18, 2018

James Prieger (Pepperdine University): The promise of mobile broadband for minority communities

The promise of mobile broadband for minority communities
Please join us on Thursday, October 18 at 12:30 pm in ASC 236. We will hear from James E. Prieger, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy.
This seminar will review research on the broadband digital divide for minorities in the U.S., and the particular promise that mobile broadband may hold. Compared to white populations, some minorities have fewer fixed broadband options but more mobile broadband providers available…. Read More » “James Prieger (Pepperdine University): The promise of mobile broadband for minority communities”

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October 4, 2018

Next ARNIC Meeting: October 4 (Internal Planning/Research Projects)

Please join us on Thursday, October 4th at 12:30 in ASC 230 for our next ARNIC meeting. 
In this meeting, we will plan for the academic year and share research projects and ideas from our members. Professors Hernán Galperin and François Bar will discuss updates on the Connecting Skid Row project, Annenberg PhD students Matt Bui and Rachel Moran will talk about their recent experience and award at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, and Annenberg PhD student Anna Loup will share some recent ideas on the political economy of infrastructure risk…. Read More » “Next ARNIC Meeting: October 4 (Internal Planning/Research Projects)”

Michael Best
Ivan Allen College
Georgia Institute of Technology
September 4, 2018

Dr. Michael L. Best to speak on ICTD research at ARNIC lunchtime seminar

ICTD is dead—long live ICTD.
After the experience of three years as founding director of an information and communication technology and development (ICTD) research institute within the United Nations, along with the many global challenges experienced within today’s cyberspace, Dr. Michael L. Best believes that the ICTD research community is undertaking a necessary reboot. A number of core tenants of digital systems are now being questioned: Is more online speech necessarily good? Is openness desirable?… Read More » “Dr. Michael L. Best to speak on ICTD research at ARNIC lunchtime seminar”

April 16, 2018

Libraries and Developing Worlds – Mark Cotham and James J. Owens

Monday, April 16, 2018  4-5:30
 ASC (Annenberg School of Communication) Room 207
Sponsored by the  Annenberg Network on International Communication http://arnicusc.org/
& USC Libraries

Speakers:
James J. Owens, The World is Just a Book Away is a children’s literacy non-profit organization based in Santa Monica, CA. Since 2008, WIJABA has established nearly 100 libraries, launched 2 mobile libraries (serving 100 primary schools), and developed a horse library program. WIJABA also has an environmental education initiative in partnership with Jane Goodall’s Roots &… Read More » “Libraries and Developing Worlds – Mark Cotham and James J. Owens”

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March 20, 2018

Mizuko Ito to speak at ARNIC lunchtime seminar 03/20

ARNIC will be joined by Mizuko Ito at our lunchtime seminar series on March 20th. 
Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, examining children and youth’s changing relationships to media and communications. She is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine. She is director of the Connected Learning Lab, and chairs the MacArthur Connected Learning Research Network…. Read More » “Mizuko Ito to speak at ARNIC lunchtime seminar 03/20”

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February 20, 2018

Visiting Lecturer Talk – Myria Georgiou (LSE)

Next week Dr Myria Georgiou will be joining the ARNIC seminar. She will be giving a talk titled: Representing Others, representing Us: The “refugee crisis” in the European Press.
Her presentation will map out the key parameters of media language that defined Europe’s “refugee crisis” during its 2015 peak. The discussion draws from a cross-national content analysis that asked who speaks in the news, how and whether their speech endows refugees and migrants with the capacity to be recognized as humans and as citizens…. Read More » “Visiting Lecturer Talk – Myria Georgiou (LSE)”

'Ramesh Srinivasan'
November 16, 2017

Technology and Cultural Agency: Moving Past the Myth of Western Singularity

ARNIC will have guest speaker ‘Ramesh Srinivasan’ on November 16th 2017. He has been a faculty member at UCLA since 2005 in the Information Studies and Design|Media Arts departments. He is the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab, exploring the meaning of technology worldwide as it spreads to the far reaches of our world. He is also the author of the books: “Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Impacts Our World” with NYU Press,… Read More » “Technology and Cultural Agency: Moving Past the Myth of Western Singularity”

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October 12, 2017

Visiting lecturer talk: Ellen Helsper on urban, digital inequality

Visiting scholar Ellen Helsper will be giving a talk October 12th, 2017, in ASC 225. 
Talk description: Digital inequalities theories focus on structural and individual factors to explain the links between social and digital inequalities. Research suggests the existence of vicious cycles where those who are better off in a traditional sense are able to take up the opportunities that ICTs offer to a greater extent than those with fewer resources. However,… Read More » “Visiting lecturer talk: Ellen Helsper on urban, digital inequality”

September 14, 2017

Lecture by Hernan Galperin: Discrimination in the platform economy

Talk Description: Our economic transactions are increasingly mediated by platforms such as Amazon, Uber, Kickstarter, eBay and many others. These platforms claim to operate as neutral intermediaries between private parties. However, platform design choices can greatly affect outcomes. In a series of related studies, Prof. Hernan Galperin shows how discrimination operates in Freelancer.com, one of the largest online job marketplaces. The findings reveal that information uncertainty disproportionately penalizes workers from developing countries. Further, they suggest that gender stereotypes result in less favorable hiring outcomes for women…. Read More » “Lecture by Hernan Galperin: Discrimination in the platform economy”

September 28, 2017

Guest lecture on the Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology

Thomas Hazlett, Endowed Professor of Economics in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University and director of the Information Economy Project, will be giving an ARNIC guest lecture on September 28th. He talk about his book “The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone” followed by Q&A. Lunch will be provided.
Description of the book:
Popular legend has it that before the Federal Radio Commission was established in 1927,… Read More » “Guest lecture on the Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology”