The AHRC-funded Informing the Good Society project begins this week on 1 May. Dr Eve Forrest, postdoctoral research fellow and Lynn Killick, PhD student, will be taking up their new roles, based at the IIDI premises. Several members of the InGSoc external advisory board will also be joining us for...
30/04/2013 1 - 3 May Other News (upcoming)
Dr Alistair Duff gave an interview today on flagship current affairs radio programme Good Morning Scotland. Dr Duff discussed his forthcoming research into the social role of expert opinion and its future, and questioned whether e-pundits - such as bloggers and other online voices - will be able to...
13/02/2013 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
In a recent post on the news in the "digital first" era, Information Today Europe refers to the work to be undertaken in the AHRC-funded Informing the Good Society: new directions in information policy (InGSoC) project. Led by Dr Alistair Duff, the project is due to start in May 2013, and is...
06/02/2013 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
The Centre for Social Informatics is currently advertising two vacancies. These are related to the AHRC-funded project Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy (InGSoc). This three year project, which begins in May 2013 and is led by Dr Alistair Duff, is concerned with the...
31/01/2013 Studentship (upcoming)
Dr Alistair Duff has been awarded a grant of £200,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Entitled Informing the Good Society [InGSoc], over three years the project team will address three main areas: (1) population-census informatics and ethics; (2) the future of columns and...
11/12/2012 Funding (upcoming)
School of Arts & Creative Industries reader and Centre for Social Informatics researcher Dr Alistair Duff spent last week at the University of Oxford's interdisciplinary Oxford Internet Institute. He is working on a range of issues facing 'informatised' democracies, including public opinion and...
28/05/2012 Oxford, UK External Visitor (upcoming)
SACI reader and CSI member Dr Alistair Duff delivered a paper 'The Preferential Option for the (Information) Poor in Digital Societies' at the 4th ICTs-and-Society Network conference, held this year in Uppsala, Sweden. Other speakers included Vincent Mosco, Andrew Feenberg, Graham Murdock and Karle...
09/05/2012 3 May 2012, Uppsala, Sweden Other Event (upcoming)
Dr Alistair Duff examined a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University on 20 March 2012. The candidate's work assessed government initiatives to reduce the digital divide in Sri Lanka, by means of funded tele-centres in rural areas. An original model of tele-access, based on both grounded theory data and...
21/03/2012 20 March 2012 External Examiner (upcoming)
Routledge has published Alistair Duff's latest research monograph - A normative theory of the information society - in its Information Technology and Society series: Duff, A. (2011). A normative theory of the information society. Oxford: Routledge.
17/02/2012 Other News (upcoming)
CSI member Alistair Duff presented a paper entitled 'The Great Information Society Debate' to 'faculty' and PhD students at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
18/11/2011 1 November 2011 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Dr Alistair Duff is supervising the visit of Rocío Ortiz Galindo, PhD Candidate in Communication at the University of Navarra, Spain who joined the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) in September, and will continue working on her research at Edinburgh Napier until late December.
07/11/2011 External Visitor (upcoming)
Dr Alistair Duff is currently researching at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where he used to be a visiting fellow. He has also renewed his attachment to the Oxford Union, often referred to as the greatest debating chamber in the world.
20/05/2011 Other Event (upcoming)
Dr Alistair Duff was quoted on Good Morning Scotland (Radio Scotland's current affairs programme) and Reporting Scotland (BBC Scotland's main news bulletin) on information policy and the ethics of the Population Census. He raised concerns over the use of a company belonging to US company CACI...
22/03/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
SACI and CSI member Dr Alistair Duff was approached by This Morning Scotland for comment, following a quote about the 'Wild West' Internet in the Sunday Herald. The issue was the criminal prosecution of school pupils for offensive postings about their teacher, on a social networking site.
27/10/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
A debate billed as 'The Digital Media Debate' took place last night (21 October 2010) in front of a full house at Lower Parliament Hall, St Andrews. SACI Reader and CSI member Alistair Duff opened for the motion, This House Believes Print Media is Dead.
22/10/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Dr Alistair Duff was quoted in the Sunday Herald 17 October 2010, in a piece on the cyberbullying, so-called, of teachers. The focus was a local teacher who discovered some highly critical conversations on Bebo between some of her pupils.
19/10/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
CSI member, Alistair Duff, has been invited onto the international advisory board of Keio Communication Review, a longstanding international journal dealing with information society issues, telecommunications regulation, media convergence, etc.
06/05/2010 Editorship, Journal Reviewer (upcoming)
The current issue of The Journal, distributed on campuses across Edinburgh, contains a signed column by Dr Alistair Duff. 'The Holy Grail of a Viable Press' analyses some key issues facing the press in the information age.
24/03/2010 Other News (upcoming)
19/10/2009 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
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