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The Association of Internet Researchers is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It is a member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders. The association is international in scope.
The Berglund Center for Internet Studies at Pacific University facilitates both theoretical discussion and practical action relating to the impact of the Internet upon individuals and their communities worldwide. The Center studies the effects of the Internet on the ways we work, communicate, teach, and learn.
The Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard University is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. The Center represents a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace. The Center investigates the real and possible boundaries in cyberspace between open and closed systems of code, of commerce, of governance, and of education, and the relationship of law to each.
The Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Information and Communication Technologies and Society (ICT&S) at the University of Salzburg deals with the interrelations between information and communication technologies and society. The activities of ICT&S seek to enhance the positive potential of information and communication technologies for individuals, organizations, and society and to reduce negative phenomena.
The Center for Information and Society at the University of Washington conducts independent, high impact research on the Internet, technology, and information and their interrelations with societies and their government, business, and non-profit institutions.
The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media and world civic politics. A "hothouse" that brings together social scientists, filmmakers, computer scientists, activists, and artists, the Citizen Lab sponsors projects that explore the cutting-edge of hypermedia technologies and grassroots social movements, civic activism, and democratic change within an emerging planetary polity.
- CTheory is an international peer-reviewed journal of theory, technology, and culture. It publishes articles, interviews, and event-scenes. The journal is edited by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker and based at the University of Victoria.
Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey aims to develop and apply a process of user-centred innovation in digital technology for the consumer market, based on the interplay of user, design, business and technology research. The also strives to apply technology for social benefit through various forms of inclusive research and design.
The Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Open University of Catalonia conducts interdisciplinary research on the information society, focusing on e-learning, new technologies and the education system, e-governance, the new economy, law and ICT, technology and health, digital culture, new communication media, internet and daily life, IT and network technologies, and information management.
The Netvision Institute at Tel Aviv University has three aims:
1) to conduct and disseminate comprehensive research on the social, cultural, managerial, economic, legal, and ethical ramifications of the Internet on our lives, with a view to becoming a leading national and international academic force in the field;
2) to provide policymakers with timely information and analyses to help guide Internet-related decision-making; and
3) to facilitate professional relationships between the business sector and the academia such that both sides will benefit from a fruitful exchange of problems, solutions and ideas.
The Oxford Internet Institute was founded as a department of the University of Oxford in 2001, as an academic centre for the study of the societal implications of the Internet. The Institute's research faculty, academic visitors and research associates are engaged in a variety of research projects covering social, economic, political, legal, industrial, technical and ethical issues of the Internet in everyday life, governance and democracy, science and learning and shaping the Internet.
The Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (PACTAC) is a unique interdisciplinary institute for research focused on the impact of technological change on culture, politics and society. Linking together researchers in the Faculties of Social Science, Engineering, Humanities, Education, Fine Arts, Law, Indigenous Governance, and Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria, PACTAC provides a collaborative interdisciplinary site for advanced research on information technology, new media, and digital communication as well as for rethinking issues related to ethics and biotechnology.
The Singapore Internet Research Centre at Nanyang Technological University initiates and conducts research related to the Internet across Asia, including East, Southeast, and South Asia. Faculty associates of the Centre engage in wide variety of collaborative research efforts with other researchers around the globe.
The Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) is a joint effort of MIT and University of Southampton to bridge and formalize the social and technical aspects of collaborative applications running on large-scale networks like the web.