A multi-disciplinary research network focused on global information policies and the socioeconomic implications of new communication infrastructures.

Dr. Gwen Shaffer, California State University Long Beach – Long Beach’s “digital rights platform” and efforts to ensure residents’ data privacy

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

Join us for a special ARNIC seminar on 11/16 5PM PT led by Dr. Gwen Shaffer from California State University Long Beach titled [Long Beach’s “digital rights platform” and efforts to ensure residents’ data privacy] Smart city platforms–encompassing mobile apps, cameras, sensors, algorithms, and predictive analytics—function as surveillance tools. These Internet-connected devices and services generate troves…

Erika Widegren – Executive Director of “Re-Imagine Europe”

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

Join us for a special ARNIC seminar followed by a reception on Oct 4th at 5 pm. Our guest speaker is Erika Widegren, Executive Director of the think tank “Re-Imagine Europe” (see full bio below). Erika will speak about ‘THE RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT IN EUROPE: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES” “Re-Imagine Europe” is an influential think tank based in…

V. Sridhar – Gig Worker Interaction in Online Labor Markets

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Join our in-person seminar next Monday, April 18 at 12 PM PT to hear from Professor V. Sridhar. He will be speaking on “Gig Worker Interaction in Online Labor Markets.” The informal economy forms the backbone of most of developing countries and employs more than 80% of the labor force and contributes to more than…

Meet our new visiting scholar – Dr. Matt Rafalow

February 2, 2023

This semester, we welcome Dr. Matt Rafalow, a sociologist (PhD, University of California-Irvine), social scientist at Google (YouTube), and Research Fellow at USC Annenberg. At Google he manages a research team studying new experiences on YouTube. Most of his research focuses on digital inequality in education and through creative production online. Learn more about his work in…

New Case Study on Digital Inclusion in Public Housing

November 18, 2022

ARNIC published a case study today on evaluating the digital equity efforts of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Based on expert interviews and a review of public documents from HACLA, this report finds that housing authorities such as HACLA are uniquely positioned to offer connectivity solutions that match residents’ needs.…

New Case Study Publication on Broadband Vouchers: Evaluating the Alabama Broadband Connectivity

November 8, 2022

ARNIC published a case study today on evaluating the Alabama Broadband Connectivity in connecting low-income families through broadband vouchers. estimating participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Key findings include: