14th Annual Communications and Technology Research Symposium

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24 April 2013

Friday 24 May 2013

Poster session: 1:00 -2:30pm Enterprise Square Atrium

Lecture: 3:00 - 4:30pm 2-957 Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Avenue)

Speaker: Dr Robin Mansell, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics

Internet Social Imaginaries: Crowdsourcing, Collective Action and Governance

This talk frames debates about the role of crowdsourcing as a form of online collective action in the light of alternative ways of imagining the development of the Internet. Taking a range of applications of crowdsourcing in science and in support community-based activities as examples, Robin Mansell considers some of the governance issues including the ethics of data collection, privacy, and inter-institutional rivalry.

Symposium Program

Dr. Mansell's biography:

Robin Mansell (PhD 1984 Simon Fraser University Canada) is Professor of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a leading contributor to policy debates on the potential of and risks associated with the information society. Her current research focuses on 'Power, Knowledge and Information and Communication Technologies', conducted jointly with the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex. She served as Head of the Media and Communications Department at LSE (2006-2009), is Former President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research- IAMCR (2004-2008) and Chairs the annual European Communications Policy Research Conference. She is the author of many academic and papers and books including Imagining the Internet: Communication, Innovation and Governance (Oxford University Press 2012), The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy (Blackwell-Wiley 2011, co-editor with Marc Raboy), and The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies (Oxford University Press 2007, co-editor).

View the MACT Student Poster Abstracts in the 2013 Symposium Program