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I’m very pleased to announce that the fourth book in the MIT Press “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright Hector Postigo The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection arose largely in response to the excesses of the [...]
On Friday October 12, 2012, I will be delivering the keynote address at the Virginia IRB Consortium Conference at the University of Virginia. My talk is “Research, the Cloud, and the IRB” (slides are below). While the presentation shares some of the same DNA from my recent presentation at the University of Pittsburgh, this talk [...]
On Friday October 5, 2012, I will have the great pleasure of presenting my work on “Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: New Challenges for Researchers and IRBs” for the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board Educational Series. I’ve discussed these issues in smaller disciplinary settings, as well as much larger national meetings of IRBs, [...]
I’m thrilled to announce that the Center for Information Policy Research is welcoming Dr. Rina Ghose as the 2012-2013 Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Ghose is an associate professor in the UW-Milwaukee Department of Geography, with research interests in Critical GIS/GIS and Society, which aims to critically examine the intertwined relationships between GIS and society through [...]
International Symposium on Internet Ethics presentation: "Internet Ethics Issues and Action in the United States"
Next week I will be a featured speaker at the first “International Symposium on Internet Ethics” hosted by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and Korea Society of Internet Ethics (KSIE). Alongside other international representatives, I will be presenting a talk on “Internet Ethics Issues and Action in the United States,” where I outline [...]
As the director of the Center for Information Policy Research, I’m pleased to announce this opportunity for UW-Milwaukee faculty: Call for Applicants: CIPR Senior Research Fellow The Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is seeking a Senior Research Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year.
I’m again pleased to announce this funding opportunity for graduate students attending Internet Research 13 in Salford, UK: The UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is pleased to again offer a CIPR Student Award in Information Policy & Ethics, to sponsor one student (undergraduate, graduate or post-doc) for the Association of Internet Researchers IR [...]
I’m pleased to announce that the special issue on the topic of “Ethics of Secrecy”, that I co-edited with Daniel Nagel and Matthias Rath, has been published by the International Review of Information Ethics. Here is the table of contents, and the articles are available (open access!) here. Vol. 17 (07/2012) Daniel Nagel, Matthias Rath, [...]
The New York Times, in collaboration with the Chronicle of Higher Education, has published an excellent article by Marc Parry on “Big Data on Campus: Colleges Awakening to the Opportunity of Data Mining“. The article highlights the growing trend of colleges and universities of “advising by algorithm,” a Netflix-style approach to mining students’ past academic [...]
We’re looking for a new permanent dean. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, or suggestions! The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Information Studies (SOIS). The nationally-ranked School offers degree programs at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels, as well as [...]