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Dec. 3, 2014

Lori Kendall, GSLIS associate professor, recently gave an invited lecture in the Marshall McLuhan Lecture Series at the National Communication Association (NCA) 100th Annual Convention. NCA is dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, focusing on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media.

Kendall’s lecture, delivered on November 21 in Chicago, was titled “The Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Internet Research.”  As the current president of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), she reflected on directions in cultural and social research on the Internet and related technologies:

In this talk, I discuss some previous assessments of Internet research. Next I talk about areas in Internet research that are currently overdone or underdone. I call for greater attention to issues of power, especially related to...
Sep. 11, 2014

Jon Gant, GSLIS research associate professor and director of the Center for Digital Inclusion, will moderate a panel at this week’s Telecommunication Policy Research Conference (TPRC42), held at George Mason University School of Law on September 12-14. Gant, a national leader in the areas of digital inclusion and broadband adoption, served on the program committee for the conference as well.

Gant will moderate the panel “Internet, Innovation & Effects” on September 13. Papers discussed at this panel will include:

"Current Trends and Controversies in Internet Peering and Transit: Implications for the Future Evolution of the Internet"
David P. Reed, University of Colorado at Boulder; Douglas Sicker, Carnegie Mellon University; Donny Warbritton

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Nov. 2, 2010

Doctoral students Sarah Roberts, Miriam Sweeney, and Safiya Umoja Noble represented GSLIS at the 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). This interdisciplinary conference is international in scope and brings together top Internet scholars and researchers in the social sciences and humanities. It was held at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Roberts delivered a talk entitled, "Minitel: Unveiling the Logic of France's National Information Strategy," and Noble presented, "How the Internet Has Re-Shaped the GIS Information Industry: a Critical Perspective."