“Private actors control both the knowledge and security structures” – an interview with Dr Monica Horten on internet policy

Dr Monica Horten serves as an independent expert with the Council of  Europe, and sat on the Committee on Cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom. She  writes regularly about internet policy on her blog. She is currently a visiting fellow at the Media and Communications department of the  London School of Economics and Political Science …

“Design is a power-laden process” – Helen Kennedy on her forthcoming keynote at the DCC workshop in Salzburg

Helen Kennedy (Professor of Digital Society at the University of Sheffield) has been researching digital media for almost 20 years. With her background in Cultural Studies and Science and Technology studies she is dedicated to a critical perspective on digital and social media – for example in her research on digital inequalities. Currently she is …

“We are giving over moral agency and choice to devices”– Charles Ess on social robotics, intelligence and ethics

Charles Ess (University of Oslo) has for many years brought a philosophical perspective to media and communication studies and is a prolific commentator on questions of research ethics and medium theory. At our upcoming workshop in Salzburg in November, Charles Ess will give a keynote on "cultural diversity, globalized media and ethical norms. As part of our interview series with scholars in the field of digital culture and communication, we asked him about his current work in social robotics, digital media ethics and standards in digital culture and communication.

The politics of technology, big data and code – an interview with Stefania Milan

Stefania Milan has recently obtained an ERC grant for her project on data activism and assumed a new position in the Media Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam. We took the opportunity to speak to Stefania about the politics of media technologies, her research interests and the new opportunities for researchers to study culture and communication …