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

October 1, 2018

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…

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

September 28, 2018

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…

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

August 16, 2018

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…

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

April 5, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018  4-5:30  ASC (Annenberg School of Communication) Room 207 Sponsored by the  Annenberg Network on International Communication https://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…

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Mizuko Ito to speak at ARNIC lunchtime seminar 03/20

March 8, 2018

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…

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Visiting Lecturer Talk – Myria Georgiou (LSE)

February 15, 2018

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…

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

November 1, 2017

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.…

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Visiting lecturer talk: Ellen Helsper on urban, digital inequality

October 2, 2017

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…

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Lecture by Hernan Galperin: Discrimination in the platform economy

September 11, 2017

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…

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Guest lecture on the Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology

August 25, 2017

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…

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