Privacy, Literacy, and Awareness Paradox in Big Data Ecosystems

The abstract and a copy of the presentation that we (Mihaela Popescu & Lemi Baruh) made in IAMCR conference in Dublin are available below. The paper introduces the concept of "awareness paradox" to discuss privacy literacy in an era of Big Data analytics. Thanks to all listeners for their responses and questions. The full paper …

Graduate Programs in Design, Technology, and Society

Koç University is now accepting students to the new Design, Technology, and Society (DTS) M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Part of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, the DTS aims to provide students with an opportunity to acquire applied, theoretical, and critical understanding of interactive communication, experience design and service design and develop as researchers …

Koç University CSSH Seminar: Hybridity in Contemporary Media Arts

The Media and Visual Arts Department at Koç University welcomes the Fall 2011 semester with a seminar by Yvonne Spillman: Hybridity in Contemporary Media Arts Time: 16:45 Location: Koç University, Rumeli Feneri (Main) Campus SOS Z 27 I will discuss heterogenous forms of interplay in the digital that are considered hybrid because they no longer refer to …

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Blogging across Borders and Cultures

Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Blogging across Borders and Cultures: International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) Introduction Since the late 1990s, Internet users have utilized blogs as one of the most ubiquitous communication tools to connect with audiences worldwide. Today blogging is firmly entrenched into the fabric of contemporary …

Koç University: Now Admitting Students to Media and Visual Arts Department

Starting this autumn (2010), Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey will be admitting students to the Media and Visual Arts undergraduate program. The Media and Visual Arts undergraduate program at Koç University, which integrates aesthetic, creative, and critical thought with expertise in advanced electronic multimedia, will provide students with the vital interdisciplinary education necessary for leadership …

Edited Book: Reel Politics

I am happy to announce that our (Lemi Baruh and Ji Hoon Park) new edited volume on reality television, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is now available. Reel Politics: Reality Television as a Platform for Political Discourse Editors: Lemi Baruh and Ji Hoon Park Date Of Publication: Apr 2010 Isbn13: 978-1-4438-1915-2 I would like to …