Topics in Internet & Society Interdisciplinary Studies

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See: http://nexa.polito.it/2015/06/doctoral-course

It is commonly understood that the Internet now affects almost every aspect of society– from knowledge sharing to economic interactions – and of personal life (digital divide permitting). Understanding the relationship between Internet and society is a complex matter, since its shape and its evolution are not an immutable technological law, but instead the consequence of specific choices, both private and public, that could – at least in principle – very well change over time.

This course – addressed to students of all Doctoral Programmes – is aimed at providing an interdisciplinary overview of a selection of Internet & Society topics currently addressed by scholars at global level, all of which have tangible implications in many domains, and may very well suggest new lines of reasoning to ongoing research of PhD candidates.

These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • knowledge creation and sharing in the digital environment, applied, e.g., to scientific publications, addressing legal and social aspects of Open Access publishing, and to software, discussing the principles and applications of Free Software;
  • the role of the Internet in the evolution of journalism, civic hacking, and civic engagement;
  • the evolution of the Internet architecture and protocols with respect
    to entrepreneurial models, and the economic environment;
  • the future of Internet & Society research, also taking into account ongoing technological innovations such as the Internet of things, discussing their opportunities and risks.

All topics will be addressed from a interdisciplinary point of view (i.e., considering at least two disciplines) and making a broad use of examples.

- See more at: https://nexa.polito.it/2015/06/doctoral-course#debiase

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