NoC’s Spring 2016 Hangout series
Mar 21, 2016

In Spring 2016 NoC’s Hangout series will take place. The NoC Hangout series is an opportunity for NoC members to participate in monthly learning calls led by the NoC researchers for the purpose of sharing, discussing, and collaborating on issues of common interest. Each learning call will feature a different research topic members of the NoC are currently working on. Hangout leaders will briefly introduce a topic of interest and facilitate a conversation with other NoC members. We anticipate the Hangouts will serve as an opportunity for knowledge exchange, help participants brainstorm around new areas of inquiry and exploration, and foster connections and collaboration within the NoC community.

The Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) welcomes 8 new participants
Feb 01, 2016

The Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) is happy to welcome 8 new participants from across the world!

The following Centers have joined the NoC as Participating Centers, i.e., academic research centers whose agenda is primarily focused on Internet & Society topics. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Internet & Society: emerging topics and research communities
Sep 11, 2015

The Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) will host its annual public conference “Internet & Society: Emerging Topics and Research Communities”, on 27 November 2015 in Hong Kong.

Existing and potential research efforts around online expression, data privacy, the Internet of Things, digital currencies, and many other issues are only a few of the open questions that our academic community continues to investigate. Trade-offs between opportunities for innovation and the need to preserve individuals’ fundamental rights call for reflection and examination based on empirical evidence.

Launched in 2012, the global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC) is a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet. This collective aims to increase interoperability between participating centers in order to stimulate the creation of new cross-national, cross-disciplinary conversation, debate, teaching, learning, and engagement regarding the most pressing questions around new technologies, social change, and related policy and regulatory developments. Check out the current participating centers, and learn how to get involved!