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  • Mobiles and Healthcare: Road Blocks or Digital Fast Lanes?

    Let’s try an experiment: Think of an object with global outreach. Nearly everybody around the world has access and in fact a billion people use it daily, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Picture not just an ordinary object, but… Continue Reading → [...]

  • More project case studies available

    We’re very pleased that all of the project case studies are now available to read online. We posted before about the first five case studies when we added them to our institutional repository. Now the other five have joined them. … Continue reading → [...]

  • GeoNet ProjectGeoNet Project 13 Apr 2016 15:51PM

    Reconsidering the Role of the Digital in Global Production Networks (new paper)

    Chris Foster and I have a new publication that will be coming out in Global Networks: Foster, C. and Graham, M. 2016. Reconsidering the Role of the Digital in Global Production Networks. Global Networks. (In press). Abstract: Global production networks (GPN) has become a key framework in conceptualising linkages, power and structure in globalised [...]

  • Global Production Networks, Information and Communication Technology, Internet, Network Society, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Chris Foster and I have a new publication that will be coming out in Global Networks: Foster, C. and Graham, M. 2016. Reconsidering the Role of the Digital in Global Production Networks. Global Networks. (In press). Abstract: Global production networks… Continue Reading → [...]

  • HUMANE projectHUMANE project 12 Apr 2016 11:33AM

    First year of HUMANE

    1st of April marks the anniversary of the start of our project! In this post we give a short recap of our activities in HUMANE during its first year. The Beginning! What Are We Doing? Literature Review Typology Case Studies Dimensions and Concepts …More The Beginning! In the emerging hyper-connected era, people and appliances are online all [...]

  • Interactive VisualizationsInteractive Visualizations 11 Apr 2016 03:12AM

    Updated plugin and future development

    Released in 2012, the sigma.js plugin for Gephi allows for the interactive display of network data in a web browser using open-source technologies, principally sigma.js. The HTML framework and Gephi plugin were a collaborative effort by Scott A. Hale, Joshua Melville, and Kunika Kono at the Oxford Internet Institute as part of a small summer… Read [...]

  • Smart CitiesSmart Cities 11 Apr 2016 03:07AM

    Visualizing network data

    Released in 2012, the sigma.js plugin for Gephi allows for the interactive display of network data in a web browser using open-source technologies, principally sigma.js. The HTML framework and Gephi plugin were a collaborative effort by Scott A. Hale, Joshua Melville, and Kunika Kono at the Oxford Internet Institute as part of a small summer… Read [...]

  • Political BotsPolitical Bots 4 Apr 2016 04:21AM

    These are the Droids You’re Looking For: Bots as a Tool For Journalism

    This originally appeared as “These are the Droids You’re Looking For:  Bots as a Tool For Journalism” by Samuel Woolley and Phil Howard on the National Endowment for Democracy’s Center for International Media Assistance Blog. In today’s data-saturated world journalists often struggle to report on many, if not most, of the [...]

  • Phil HowardPhil Howard 2 Apr 2016 18:39PM

    Video: IdeaDrop at SXSW 2016

    Phil Howard visited the Knight Foundation’s IdeaDrop house at SXSW 2016 to talk about his new book. How the Internet of Things Can Set Us Free (Maybe) from Idea Drop & ER&L on Vimeo. The post Video: IdeaDrop at SXSW 2016 appeared first on Phil Howard. [...]

  • Political BotsPolitical Bots 2 Apr 2016 18:34PM

    Presentation at Yale Law School

    Project collaborators Phil Howard and Sam Woolley presented a coauthored paper, “Campaign Bots & The Law”, authored by Ryan Calo, Lisa Manheim, Sam Woolley and Phil Howard. It was presented at the Yale Information Society Project’s “Unlocking the Black Box” conference, and we identify the ways in which bots, when [...]

  • Phil HowardPhil Howard 2 Apr 2016 18:27PM

    Prezi: Campaign Bots & The Law

    Here is an interactive Prezi on our recent paper “Campaign Bots & The Law”, authored by Ryan Calo, Lisa Manheim, Sam Woolley and Phil Howard.  We presented this at the Yale Information Society Project’s “Unlocking the Black Box” conference, and we identify the ways in which bots, when used by […] The post [...]

  • Political BotsPolitical Bots 2 Apr 2016 18:15PM

    Prezi: Campaign Bots & The Law

    Here is an interactive Prezi on our recent paper “Campaign Bots & The Law”, authored by Ryan Calo, Lisa Manheim, Sam Woolley and Phil Howard.  We identify the ways in which bots, when used by political campaign managers, may make politicians run afoul of election and campaign regulations. [...]

  • Political BotsPolitical Bots 1 Apr 2016 19:00PM

    Automating Power: Social Bot Interference in Global Politics

    Over the last several years political actors worldwide have begun harnessing the digital power of social bots — software programs designed to mimic human social media users on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. Increasingly, politicians, militaries, and government-contracted firms use these automated actors in online attempts to [...]

  • Elizabeth DuboisElizabeth Dubois 1 Apr 2016 15:12PM

    Canada’s Open Dialogue Community #CODf16

    First posted on Medium. Top thinkers (and doers) in Canada’s #opengov (open government) space are meeting in Ottawa for the Open Dialogue Forum March 31st and April 1st, 2016. Not surprisingly, given the audience, the Twitter chat was on point. I’ve done a quick analysis of the mention network from the #CODF16 tag in order […] [...]

  • GeoNet ProjectGeoNet Project 1 Apr 2016 00:52AM

    Spatial discourses around Internet access in the developing world (new paper)

    The ways in which we envision and talk about the internet matter. This is especially the case in the context of plans and projects to use the internet for human development, and at a time when charismatic Silicon Valley champions of new technologies are popularising narratives about its impact. This is a point that Charlotte… Read More » [...]

  • Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information

    I was asked by my colleague and friend Oliver Belcher to act as a discussant in a session that he put together at the 2016 meeting of the Association of American Geographers: ‘Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information’. The session contained… Continue Reading → [...]

  • GeoNet ProjectGeoNet Project 30 Mar 2016 17:37PM

    Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information

    I was asked by my colleague and friend Oliver Belcher to act as a discussant in a session that he put together at the 2016 meeting of the Association of American Geographers: ‘Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information’. The session contained a set of truly excellent and provocative talks by Louise Amoore, Matthew Hannah, Patrick McHaffie,… Read [...]

  • Political Turbulence BookPolitical Turbulence Book 26 Mar 2016 18:54PM

    The Economist: A new kind of weather

    A special report on technology and politics in The Economist examines questions of democracy, data, politics, and social media referencing the findings reported in Political Turbulence: A new book entitled “Political Turbulence” come[s] to an intriguing conclusion: social media are making democracies more “pluralistic”, but [...]

  • Vyacheslav PolonskiVyacheslav Polonski 25 Mar 2016 17:57PM

    InstaDavos: What are the World Economic Forum participants sharing?

    Insights from semantic network analysis of Instagram photos and hashtags at Davos 2016Continue reading on Medium » [...]

  • Power, politics and digital development – call for papers DSA2016

    Consider submitting a paper to our panel at the Development Studies Association conference in Oxford (Sept 12-14). Power, politics and digital development Convenors Richard Heeks (University of Manchester) Mark Graham (University of Oxford) Ben Ramalingam (Institute of Development Studies) Short… Continue Reading → [...]