The Electro-Governance GroupFaculty of Social Science
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Message From The Director

Nandita Biswas MellamphySocieties, harnessed with the power of new information and communication technologies, have crossed over into an electronic/digital frontier.  It has become commonplace to talk about ‘big data’ as the defining feature of current and future global, digitally-networked societies.  Today, not only are questions of public governance and accountability fundamentally connected to the governance of information, but more and more, societies are being managed and governed electronically and digitally by way of informational databases and processes.  Every discipline and sector is affected by the increasing volume, velocity, variety and complexity of digital information, and currently, a preponderant amount of research is devoted to analyzing, mining, managing, and monetizing these exponentially growing networks of information. What remains underdeveloped and underfunded, we would argue, is research committed to critically questioning, challenging, and re-imagining the nature and scope of electronic/digital governance and its paradigm of ‘big data’.  We welcome all on- and off-campus researchers interested in exploring these issues with us and encourage you to participate in The EGG's activities.

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Upcoming Events

Biometric Emotions: Affect for the Purposes of Security
Speaker: Dr. Shoshana Magnet, Associate Professor at The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies and The Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Western Social Science Centre, Room 5220
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News & Events

Dr. Dan Mellamphy Dr. Nandita Biswas Mellamphy have published a new anthology entitled The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche and the Network-Centric Condition with contributions by both, along with a host of international scholars. [Read More]

Dr. Marta Dyczok has published a new Open-Access book on the topic of The EGG’s recent 4-day “Red-Web/Proxy-War/Drone-Vision/Krelin-Internet” Event.  The book is entitled Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Broadcasting through Information Wars with Hromadske Radio. [Read more]

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