Das Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft veranstaltete in Kooperation mit der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin die zweitägige Konferenz “Internet Governance. Actors, Technology, Content.” vom 9. – 10. Oktober in Berlin. Only recently, the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey dealt with nothing less than the future of Internet Governance. The question of how to globally govern the Internet is one of the most pressing issues within the field of Internet & society. The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society contributed to this debate by shedding light on Internet Governance from the dimensions of actors, technology and content.
|9 October 2014||Pre-conference|
|17:30 – 19:00||Thoughts on multi-stakeholderism with wine and cheese|
|10 October 2014||Academic Symposium|
|09:00 – 10:00||Registration|
|10:00 – 11:00||Welcome Address and KeynoteWelcome Address
|11:00 – 12:30||Session I: ActorsIn the first session, we want to examine and discuss the performance of the multi-stakeholder approach. We will particularly focus on the sources of its legitimacy.
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 15:00||Session II: TechnologyIn the second session, we want to focus on conceptions of technology in governance processes, especially the “lost in translation” problem and the widespread use of black-box delegation.
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee Break|
|15:30 – 17:00||Session III: ContentIn the third session, we want to focus on the private actors’ ability to control the production, dissemination, and use of user-generated content.
|17:00 – 18:00||Concluding Session|
|Thursday, 09 OctoberHumboldt Institute for Internet and Society Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin||Friday, 10 OctoberHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin Unter den Linden 6, Room 2249, 10117 Berlin|
The meeting was preceded by Early Stage Researchers Colloquium workshops in the afternoon of Thursday, 9 October, an opportunity for Ph.D. candidates and post-docs to present their work, to pitch new ideas and to discuss new perspectives on current issues of Internet and society. This year’s colloquium consisted of two thematically focused tracks on ‘Pay per pixel’ and ‘Private information – open debates’.
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