In this lecture, titled "Children's Rights in the Digital Age: Paradoxes and Problems," Professor Sonia Livingstone from the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics confronts unfolding debates over child rights and internet governance, with an account of the everyday messy realities of children’s lives on and offline amidst wider debates over the increasing mediation and management of identity, learning, privacy, and relationships.
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In this talk, titled "Policing Images: Video Evidence and Its Expert Witnesses," Professor Kelly Gates, Associate Professor in Communication and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, considers the field of forensic video analysis as a key site for understanding the problems of visual evidence in the context of an unprecedented proliferation of visual media. Gates uses cases and interviews with forensic video analysts to explore the complex issues arising in this field, and discusses the efforts of this emerging community of expertise to define its boundaries and authority.
Digital technologies mediate how we interact and communicate. We have access to multiple interfaces that help us navigate our networks, and a myriad sources of information fan out at the touch of a finger. The mobile web allows us to stay online, and tuned in, regardless of location and time. We can now read, write, filter, and diffuse content as we go through our daily activities. And with every step we take online, we reinforce the ties that make our opinions and actions interdependent –with consequences that we are still trying to understand but that hold the key to explain some of the most intriguing social phenomena of our time: from the sudden emergence of massive protests and political movements, to the swift diffusion of information and tidal opinion change. At the DiMeNet group we aim to advance our theoretical understanding of these phenomena, and analyze how we interact, communicate, and organize by reconstructing the behavioral traces we leave online. To do so, we apply the insights and tools developed in the fields of network science, data mining, and computational sociology –knowing that digital media has changed not just how we communicate, but also how we can conduct research.
An introduction to Andrew Calabrese and Laura Grindstaff, the two Visiting Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. They are part of Annenberg's Scholars Program in Culture and Communication.