PhD Job Opportunity at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

“Cypriot Community Media and Conflict” project. The Media and Communication Department (SCOM) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is calling for applications for minimally one full-time doctoral researcher in “Cypriot Community Media and Conflict”. Prospective PhD candidates are hereby invited to apply. The deadline for submitting applications is 25 April 2014. Project description The 4-year…

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…

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,…

Senior Research Position at Trilateral Research & Consulting, London

Trilateral Research & Consulting, a London-based consultancy, specialising in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, is seeking to engage a Senior Research Analyst. The candidate will be expected to work on Trilateral projects in both the public and private sectors. The successful candidate will have expertise in one…

What Your Communication Metadata Says About You?

A few weeks ago, when information about the National Security Agency’s (U.S.) phone surveillance program surfaced, the U.S. President Obama was quick to announce that “nobody is listening to your telephone calls”. It was rather a little “harmless” system that collected metadata about individuals’ phone calls. We have been hearing similar claims about electronic surveillance…

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…

Gezi Protestoları Sırasında Twitter Kullanımı Anketi

Gezi Parkı Protestoları sırasında Twitter kullanımını inceleyen bir anket çalışmasına başladık. 15 dakika kadar sürüyor. Anketi doldurmak isterseniz: http://koc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_78O77C5774gfluR Anket Hakkında Bilgi Projenin Amacı: Bu projede amacımız, bireylerin Twitter ve medya kullanımı çeşitlerini belirlemektir. Bu çalışmada sizden istenen soruları açık ve dürüstçe yanıtlamanızdır. Yanıtlayacağınız soruların herhangi bir doğru cevabı yoktur. Çalışmada sizden sadece kişisel düşünce ve…

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…