• Creating Usability and Sociability in Online Social Spaces

    Date: 8 June 2006
    Duration: 01:09:30

    Creating successful online social spaces requires attention to usability and sociability: the discussion centres on ethnographic studies from online patient support communities, and cross-cultural communication communities for young children.

  • Internet Security: Legend or Myth?

    Date: 6 June 2006
    Duration: 00:50:35

    The Internet is sort of like a town where your local crack house can put up a front window that looks just like Boots. Is this a place that anyone would want to visit, much less live in? What can we do about it?

  • Information Technology, Enterprise Transformation, and the Future of US Higher Education

    Date: 18 May 2006
    Duration: 01:29:06

    In just a few decades ICTs have enabled dramatic transformations in enterprise of all kinds: except in higher education. However, this is changing fast. What course will enterprise transformation take in higher education?

  • Why the Internet is the way it is (and why it will be very different in ten years)

    Date: 28 April 2006
    Duration: 00:58:39

    We didn't get the Internet completely right first time: powerful social, regulatory and economic forces are now trying to shape its future in different ways. How (and why) will the Internet be different in the future? What does this mean for society?

  • Recent Developments in FCC Internet Regulation

    Date: 18 April 2006
    Duration: 00:53:11

    The US Federal Commmunications Commission has moved swiftly to remove old rules (common carriage) and impose new ones (E911, CALEA). This talk summarises and assesses the US debate about network owners' provision of a 'prioritized Internet'.

  • The Future of the Web

    Date: 14 March 2006
    Duration: 01:37:22

    The development of Web technology has been a series of socially motivated technical innovations. As much of the original vision is still unfulfilled, there is a lot to do: what are the new challenges and hopes for weblike systems on the net?

  • Building Preservation Environments

    Date: 17 February 2006
    Duration: 01:23:18

    Multiple projects in the US are using data grid technology to build preservation environments: Reagan Moore discusses the concepts used to implement data grids and maps them onto the principles used to manage preservation environments.

  • Information, Communication and New Media Studies: Networking a Multidisciplinary Field

    Date: 3 February 2006
    Duration: 01:00:07

    Identifying the most promising approaches for connecting multidisciplinary research efforts focused on the growing social importance of ICTs in structuring diverse aspects of public life.

  • Information, Communication and New Media Studies: Good for What?

    Date: 2 February 2006
    Duration: 01:40:01

    What do constituencies outside the research field expect from information, communication and media studies? Can it meet these expectations? Under what conditions? Perspectives are provided on the intersection between research and more applied agendas.

  • Understanding The Information Age: The Uneasy Relations Between Sociology And Cultural Studies

    Date: 16 December 2005
    Duration: 00:59:07

    A polemical commentary about the respective merits and limitations of sociological anaylsis and cultural studies as a way of understanding socio-technical change. Discussion based on his paper published in the journal iCS (8:439-458).

  • e-Participation and Power: The Copper Wire and the Electricity

    Date: 7 December 2005
    Duration: 01:10:02

    Some e-participation projects have been funded and promoted by governments - others have been initiated by grass-roots activitists and communities. What is the relationship between such projects and the distribution of political power?

  • The Politics of Internet Software: Geeks Bearing Gifts

    Date: 7 December 2005
    Duration: 01:26:08

    Looking at early technology politics (Brunel, Tesla, Armstrong, von Braun) and then at software politics among some two dozen individuals and companies in the computer and Internet world - and the clash and resolution of their agendas (so far).

  • The New Shape of Knowledge: From Trees to Piles of Leaves

    Date: 30 November 2005
    Duration: 01:30:59

    David Weinberger proposes that the most efficient and responsive way to manage digital knowledge is to create huge, distributed piles of 'leaves', each tagged with as much metadata as possible, thereby postponing the taxonomizing of the information.

  • Who will run the Internet?

    Date: 28 November 2005
    Duration: 01:25:56

    Internet telephony, Internet TV and other applications are causing the old network service providers to lose revenue: we can foresee the severe weakening of the operators of today's Internet infrastructure. Who will then operate the Internet?

  • Young People’s Take-up of Opportunities to Act and Interact on the Internet

    Date: 11 October 2005
    Duration: 00:42:13

    Discussion of key issues of children's Internet use identified by survey research. Interviews with children and parents provide high quality data to address major controversies surrounding the opportunities and risks of Internet use by children.

  • Send us your photos: How the Net makes us all reporters

    Date: 16 September 2005
    Duration: 00:46:15

    Discussion of the historical context and impact of citizen journalism on the mainstream media. What ethical issues are raised by new forms of newsgathering and publication, both for contributors and for the news organisations that use this material?

  • CyberSafety Conference Keynote: Cyber Security and the ‘NEW’ World Enterprise

    Date: 9 September 2005
    Duration: 00:34:34

    Keynote by Howard Schmidt at the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • CyberSafety Conference: Close / Ways Forward

    Date: 9 September 2005
    Duration: 01:34:10

    Closing notes from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Peter Grabosky: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Date: 9 September 2005
    Duration: 00:05:42

    Interview with Peter Grabosky from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Jim Gamble: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Date: 9 September 2005
    Duration: 00:05:47

    Interview with Jim Gamble from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.