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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Location: International Spring Academy with Professor Katerina Kolozova at the University of Tübingen, Germany
Date: April 9-12, 2018
Application deadline: January 31, 2018

"Saving Face at a Faceless Border: Computer Attribution as Policing Practice"

Speaker: Ian Kalman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Western University
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Social Science Centre, Room 6210
Free and open to all. 
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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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