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Early Stage Researchers Colloquium 2014


The Berlin Early Stage Researchers Colloquium on Internet and Society 2014 was held in Berlin on 9 October 2014. We invited early stage researchers (Ph.D. candidates and post-docs) from all disciplines in order to drive forward the discussion on topics in the field of Internet research. The colloquium provided a stage for new perspectives on current issues of Internet and society.

This year’s colloquium consisted of two thematically focused tracks:

In the near future, we will be paying for movies according to the size of the screen that it is displayed on, as stated by Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. Whether that will actually happen remains to be seen, however it is clear that business models are changing rapidly due to the digital switch and correspondingly changing user expectations and behaviours. In the ESRC we will talk about how audiovisual media (e.g. film, animation, games, television etc) can cope with these dynamic circumstances. In specific on how new business models occur that adjust to the changing viewing behavior of users. What implications does this have on copyright legislation and on data protection as well as on the norms and regulations that emerge outside the legal realm? We regard this theme from a multidisciplinary perspective, and welcome contributions from the area of media studies, law, social sciences and economics. During the session, academics and people working in the field will participate in the discussion and provide a practical angle. » MORE
Privacy debates in the age of the Internet are prominent focal points of all the challenges arising from increased network connection, new data generation and collection techniques and conflicting cultural values. In the ESRC, we want to explore the governance of privacy works on a global scale. What are the global governance challenges of privacy? How is privacy understood and perceived in different fora and what does that mean for governing privacy? We welcome perspectives from all disciplines and from theoretical and empirical backgrounds to contribute to our debate on governance and privacy. During the session there will be very brief five-minute inputs by the authors of the papers and ample of room for discussion and the generation of new ideas. »MORE

Read the recaps of the two tracks:

PAY PER PIXEL: (At least) six perspectives on audio-visual media – Impressions from the 2014 Early Stage Researchers Colloquium by Rike Maier.

PRIVATE INFORMATION – OPEN DEBATES: Private Information – Open Debates @ ESRC 2014 by Ulrike Höppner and Jörg Pohle.

Event date

09.10.2014 ical | gcal


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