The Networked Society Symposium is the annual flagship event from the Melbourne Networked Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. Showcasing our latest research and forming discussions around connectivity and the networked society. Come along to hear about emerging technology, and explore questions around how new technologies influence us as a society for better or for worse.
The day includes keynote speakers, panel discussions with thought leaders, and a variety of presentations focused on the issues, solutions, and future of the networked society. There are plenty of catered breaks with time for you to network with others and share ideas.
Please visit our website for full program details. Some of the highlights include:
Keynote Speaker - William H. Dutton, Director Quello Centre, Michigan State university
'Power Shifts in the Networked Society: The Rise of Fifth Estate'
Prof Dutton will focus on the use of the Internet and related technologies in shaping an emerging Fifth Estate, composed of networked individuals able to use the Internet strategically to hold institutions, and other estates and of the Internet realm more accountable.
Panel Discussion - The Value of Data in the Networked Society
Join us for a discussion around the value and role of data within the networked society. From policy to privacy, our panel of thought leaders bring an array of approaches to this fascinating topic.
Chaired by MNSI Director, Thas Nirmalathas, the panel ncludes:
Jodie McVernon, Chair of Data Systems and Society Research Network
Frank Vetere, Director SocialNUI
Kwanghui Lim, Innovation Fellow at Melbourne Networked Society Institute
Victoria Palmer, Applied Ethics Fellow at Melbourne Networked Society Institute
Lars Coenen, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy at Lund University, Sweden
Date and Time
Melbourne School of Design
Basement lvl, Bldg 133
University of Melbourne, Vic 3010