About The EGG
The EGG seeks to connect scholars on- and off- campus who are committed to promoting interdisciplinary dialogue regarding a wide but select range of topics related to the electronic/digital governance of information, information and algorithmic regulation, and machine intellection, with an explicit focus on social, political, economic, and cultural implications and impacts. The EGG wishes to be as inclusive as possible, and to involve full- and part-time faculty and lecturers who are either actively conducting electronic and information governance research or have done so in the recent past, as well as those who are supervising student research in the relevant areas (but who may not be publishing research themselves); graduate and undergraduate students, as well as off-campus individuals and groups working in the relevant areas. Currently, our members come from Information and Media Studies, Political Science, Business, Engineering, Sociology, and History.
The Egg Themes
The EGG is devoted to exploring the socio-political, cultural, economic, legal, and scientific implications of the information age and its digita/electronic frontiers, with a special focus on:
- Big data and networked data-collection and analyses; new media, social media, and their social, political, cultural implications and impacts
- Cybersecurity, information and networkcentric warfare, and digital governance & diplomacy and their social, political and cultural implications and impacts
- Cryptoanalysis, cryptocurrencies and cryptography, and their social, political and cultural implications and impacts
- Law, intellectual property, and piracy, and their social, political and cultural implications and impacts