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 …

Call for Papers: Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and Response

Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and Response International Conference Location: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul Date: September 4, 2014; Thursday New communication technologies play an increasingly important role during emergencies and crises, such as natural and man made disasters and political crises. Particularly social media can potentially enable citizens to more quickly …

Faculty Positions at the Department of Media and Visual Arts

Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts invites applications for full-time faculty positions of any rank (beginning September 2014) specializing in one of the following areas: Position #1 Media/Communication Studies: The successful candidates should have demonstrated research experience and teaching interest in one (or a combination) of media audiences, media institutions, broadcasting, new media …

Fulltext of New Article on Privacy Protection in Mobile Environments

A new article entitled "Captive But Mobile: Privacy Concerns and Remedies for the Mobile Environment" is now published in The Information Society.   Authors: Mihaela Popescu (California State University, San Bernardino) and Lemi Baruh (Koç University, Istanbul) Abstract We use the legal framework of captive audience to examine the Federal Trade Commission’s 2012 privacy guidelines as applied …

Call for Applications in 2013 Fall PhD Studentships in Design, Technology and Society,

In December, we will be admitting a small number of doctoral students into our program.The program is suitable for research at the intersection of issues related to design, technology and society (see details in http://dts.ku.edu.tr). Important Dates for 2013 Fall (PhD Program only) October 25 th, 2013 is the last day for negotiation appointments with faculty members December 27th, …

Streaming Senseless has arrived

1 song per year since 2008. Definitely poor productivity... I blame work. And the output is a new compilation containing 5 new songs. The compilation, entitled Streaming Senseless is now available on my music page and on SoundCloud The songs are licensed under a are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Please listen to …