“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 …

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Four weeks to go: Abstract submission for ECREA 2016 in Prague

Just a few weeks after the DCC ECREA's workshop in Salzburg, we are preparing for the next big event. The 6th European Communication Conference (ECC) will be taking place in Prague from 9th – 12th November 2016. This year's conference theme is "Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures". Check out the Call for Papers for further details. Online …

DCC Workshop: Programme online – Registration open

We are happy to announce that the programme for our upcoming DCC workshop in Salzburg (November 26 to 27) is now online. Our subject this year is "Standards, Disruptions and Values in Digital Culture and Communication". In total there are 8 panels over two days, which will address the following issues: Journalism and Professional Standards …

“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 …

CfP: Standards, Disruptions and Values – Extended Deadline till May 25

Standards, Disruptions and Values in Digital Culture and Communication We have extended the date for submitting abstracts for our upcoming workshop in November 2015 to May 25. Please find a shortened call for papers below. The workshop is organized in cooperation with and hosted by the ICT&S Center at the University of Salzburg, who have …