On Friday, November 4, 2011, please join us for a CIPR brown bag research lunch from 1:30-3:00 in Bolton 521 (bring your own lunch).
There will be two short presentations:
- “‘Mutual Connexions’: On Obligation and the Scope of Justice in the Information Society”, by Anthony Hoffmann, SOIS PhD student.
This short presentation covers parts of Anthony Hoffmann’s dissertation research on reframing theories of global justice in the information society.
- “The Framing Years: Policy Fundamentals in the Internet Design Process, 1969–1979”, by Sandra Braman, Professor, Department of Communication.
This talk presents parts of Dr. Braman’s research on the treatment of policy issues by technical designers involved in the Internet design process, including privacy, intellectual property rights, common carriage, and environmental concerns.
We intend to hold informal research lunches (bring your own lunch) a few times each semester, to provide a space for faculty, students, staff, and friends interested in information policy and ethics (conceived of broadly) to share research — both finished and in progress.
If you’d like to schedule a time to present, please contact Michael Zimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIPR research assistant and SOIS PhD student, Anthony Hoffmann, will be presenting at the Theorizing the Web Conference 2011, University of Maryland, April 9th, 2011.
The conference will showcase the work of young scholars at the intersection of society and technology. From the conference website:
Technology has always been social and society has always been technological. This fact has become increasingly difficult to ignore following the recent explosion of collaborative and user-generated content—what is now generally referred to as “social media” or “Web 2.0.” The social Web has the potential to change and/or reinforce some of our most fundamental social relationships, including those with others, our selves, our bodies and our experience with reality itself.
Hoffmann will be presenting as part of a panel dedicated to exploring issues of ownership, commercialization and privacy on Facebook. More details of his presentation are available at AnthonyHoffmann.org.
Amidst the political controversy surrounding Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, there have have been allegations of possible Internet filtering at the Wisconsin Capitol where an opposition website was apparently blocked on the Capitol wifi network. This obviously has implications both in terms of the current dispute, as well as information policy more broadly.
CIPR would like to highlight PhD student (and CIPR Research Assistant) Anthony Hoffmann’s excellent analysis of what really (seems) to be happening – “Access and Protests: Internet Censorship and the Wisconsin Capitol.”