NYU Steinhardt Professor Helen Nissenbaum has received $1.625 million to serve as New York University’s lead researcher in the new Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing.
NYU Steinhardt Professor Helen Nissenbaum has received $1.625 million to serve as New York University’s lead researcher in the new Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, an initiative that will bring the social sciences to bear on contemporary computing—from social networks to e-government. Assistant Professor Erica Robles-Anderson, also from NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, will collaborate with Nissenbaum on questions pertaining to information technologies as social and cultural phenomena: how social values are embedded in digital media and how technology defines identity, both individually and collectively.
“This exciting opportunity places NYU faculty and students alongside many of the leading thinkers in the field of social computing to pursue deep and sustained study of theory and practice,” says Nissenbaum, who is a renowned scholar on issues of privacy and information technology.
The Center, unveiled today by Intel, is devoted to studying the “third wave” of social computing: the mer
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