Full time Faculty Positions in Media and Visual Arts

It is that time of the year when we seek candidates for our growing Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University. This year we have two open-rank positions: Fulltime Faculty Position in Interaction Design Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) and the Koç  University – Arçelik Research Center for Creative…

Do online privacy concerns predict privacy behavior?

In a new article, we (Lemi Baruh, Ekin Seçinti, Zeynep Cemalcılar) meta-analytically chime in on the frequently debated concept of “privacy paradox”.  We  investigate whether users’ reported privacy concerns and literacy influence the extent to which they utilize online services (including but not limited to SNSs), disclose personal information and adopt measures to protect their privacy. Privacy…

Call for Papers: Situational Awareness Systems in Disaster and Emergency Medicine

Situational awareness (SA) is a prerogative for effective decision making during emergencies. A burgeoning number of ICT tools and analytical methods are being developed to enhance both individual, as well as shared (team) situational awareness during large or small scale medical emergencies and d  isasters. In this light, Situational Awareness Systems track of The World…

Cyberpsychology’s special issue on self-disclosure and privacy published

Privacy and disclosure special issue of Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace edited by Michel Walrave, Sonja Utz, Alexander P. Schouten, Wannes Heirman is now out and available for download (and hopefully for wide reading, discussing, citing). Also included in the special issue is an article from SIMLAB (Murat Kezer, Barış Sevi, Zeynep Cemalcılar, and Lemi Baruh). The…

PhD Studentship(s) at Social Interaction and Media Lab, Koç University, Istanbul

SIMLAB at Koç University, Istanbul is looking for candidates for PhD studentships interested in working in the following topics: Online socialization Impression formation, relationship initiation and maintanance on social media Self-disclosure, communication and detection of emotions on social media Social media and identity Privacy attitudes, preferences and privacy management behavior of users Candidates should have…

Why “notice and choice” approaches to privacy reduce our privacy

In a recently published article, we (Lemi Baruh and Mihaela Popescu) discuss the limitations of reliance on market mechanisms for privacy protection. Self-management frameworks such as “notice or choice” are inherently biased towards 1) reducing the level of privacy enjoyed by the members of the society and 2) creating privacy inequities (i.e., privacy haves and have…

New Media Faculty Positions at Kadir Has University

The New Media Department at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, invites applications for an associate/assistant professor and for a lecturer position in new media beginning 2015-2016 academic year. Successful candidates should have following qualifications. Qualifications for the associate/assistant professor position: A Ph.D. degree in the field of Communication and Media, Sociology, Economy or Management; A record of scholarly achievement…

Design Lab at Koç University Presents: A Cinematic Talk with Peter Greenaway

Academic, painter and master of cinema, Peter Greenaway, will release his new film, “Eisenstein in Guanajuato”, this year. Prior to the film’s release, Mr. Greenaway will meet with designers in a talk organized by Koç University Design Lab. At the event that will take place as part of the Istanbul Design Biennial, and with support…

Introducing a “multidimensional privacy attitudes scale”

As one of our first research project in SIMLAB (founded in late 2012), we (Lemi Baruh & Zeynep Cemalcılar) had been working on developing a multidimensional privacy orientation scale. The scale is summarised in an article published in November 2014 in Personality and Individual Differences. The article reports that individuals’ decisions about level of privacy they need…

“Involving Citizens In Emergency Preparedness And Response” Workshop In Istanbul

The tentative schedule for the COSMIC “Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop”, to be held in Istanbul is now ready. Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and ResponseInternational WorkshopLocation: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, IstanbulDate: September 4, 2014; ThursdayFor further information about the workshop, please click here or here.  If you are interested in attending the conference,…

COSMIC Report on Citizens’ Involvement in Crises

COSMIC (Contribution of Social Media in Crisis Management) project partners MixLab at Koç University and Hellenic Rescue Team has drafted a report on Citizens’ Involvement in Emergency Communications. The report seeks to examine the various roles that citizens may have in communications during emergencies. Also, the report maps the relationship between the use of different types…

2013 /LB//PRTL in review

The WordPress.com stats  helpers prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Thanks to all visitors. Happy 2014 (and more). Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take…