Tom Hazlett speaking on themes of his book: Political Spectrum

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A good interview with Tom Hazlett concerning his book, entitled Political Spectrum.

Tom Hazlett

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3FY7Y6pOi8&feature=youtu.be

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Quello Lecture by Professor Barry Wellman on Networked Individualism

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Professor Barry Wellman’s Quello Lecture on ‘Digital Media and Networked Individualism’, given on 26 April 2017 to a packed, standing room only audience at the Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University.

The Quello Center presents: Barry Wellman: "Digital Media and Networked Individualism" from Quello Center on Vimeo.

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A Brief Interview with Barry Wellman about his Quello Lecture on Networked Individualism

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Professor Barry Wellman gave a Quello Lecture on Digital Media and Networked Individualism on 26 April 2017. Immediately before he spoke, Professor Bianca Reisdorf interviewed Barry, asking him to provide an overview of his talk, and his thoughts on connected seniors.

Barry Wellman: Interview with the Quello Center from Quello Center on Vimeo.

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Quello Lecture by Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation (the uncut version)

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On April 11th, 2017, Richard Stallman, the President and Founder of the Free Software Foundation, gave a Quello Lecture at Michigan State University on “A Free Digital Society”. Here is the unedited version of this full talk, which you are free to use for educational purposes. The first hour is focus on ‘free software’, and the second hour moves into the discussion of surveillance, censorship, problems with Internet services, and discussion of electronic voting, and the war on sharing. There is also a short video of an interview with Richard here.

Richard Stallman talk at MSU from Quello Center on Vimeo.

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Quello Interview with Pioneer of Free Software Richard Stallman

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Richard Stallman, perhaps the leading pioneer of Free Software, visited the Quello Center and delivered a Quello Lecture on 11 April 2017 to a standing room only audience. Immediately after his lecture, our Media and Information Masters Student, Irem Gokce Yildirim, did her first interview. She asked Richard to address key issues for the free software movement and related issues over surveillance in a digital society. His responses were clear and give you a sense of his more detailed presentation that is available here.

Richard Stallman interview with the Quello Center from Quello Center on Vimeo.

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Christine L. Borgman’s Quello Lecture on Data Sharing

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Christine L. Borgman’s Quello Lecture on ‘Motivations for Sharing and Reusing Data:
Complexities and Contradictions in the Use of a Digital Data Archive’ presented for the Quello Center, Michigan State University, on October 5, 2016. The talk draws on her research with DANS, the Data Archiving and Networked Services of the Netherlands, and the UCLA Center for Knowledge Infrastructures.

Christine L. Borgman – Motivations for Sharing and Reusing Data from Quello Center on Vimeo.

Abstract

Researchers face competing challenges for access to their data. One is the pressure to make their data open in response to mandates from funding agencies, journals, and science policy makers. Second is the lack of resources – human, technical, economic, and institutional – to make their data open. Third is that good reasons exist to maintain control of their data, whether to protect the confidentiality of human subjects, to gain competitive advantage over other researchers, or the sheer difficulty of extracting data from the contexts in which they originated. Researchers are encouraged – or required – to contribute their data to archives, yet surprisingly little is known about the uses and users of digital data archives, about relationships between users and the staff of data archives, or how these behaviors vary by discipline, geographic region, policy, and other factors. Digital data archives are not a single type of institution, however. They vary widely in organizational structure, mission, collection, funding, and relationships to their users and other stakeholders. This talk draws upon an exploratory study of DANS, the Data Archiving and Networked Services of the Netherlands. We mined transaction logs to draw samples of contributors to DANS and consumers of DANS data (Borgman, Scharnhorst, Van den Berg, Van de Sompel, & Treloar, 2015) and then conducted interviews with DANS archivists, contributors, and consumers to examine who contributes data to DANS and why, who consumes data from DANS and why, and what roles archivists play in acquiring and disseminating data. Early findings suggest that motivations are complex, varied, and often contradictory, and that the uses and users of DANS are far more diverse than anticipated. Implications of these findings, which draw upon the premises of the presenter’s recent book Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (2015), raise concerns for stakeholders in research data such as scholars, students, librarians, funding agencies, policy makers, publishers, and the public.

Borgman, C. L. (2015). Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Borgman, C. L., Scharnhorst, A., Van den Berg, H., Van de Sompel, H., & Treloar, A. (2015). Who uses the digital data archive? An exploratory study of DANS. Presented at the Association for Information Science and Technology, St Louis, MO: Information Today.

Biographical Sketch

Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, is the author of more than 250 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. These include three books from MIT Press: Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (2015), winner of the 2015 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Computing and Information Sciences; Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (2007); and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (2000). The latter two books won the Best Information Science Book of the Year award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Professor Borgman is Chair of the Committee to Visit the Harvard Library and Co-Chair of the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation and Attribution. She is a member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council; the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC); the Council of the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICSPR); the CLARIAH International Advisory Panel; the advisory board to Authorea; and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery. At UCLA, she directs the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and other sources.

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Christine Borgman’s Quello Lecture in October 2016

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June 29th, 2016

Professor Christine Borgman, UCLA’s Presidential Chair in Information Studies, and a member of the Quello Center Advisory Board, will be giving a Quello Lecture on the 5th of October 2016 at MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Her latest book is entitled Big Data, Little Data, No Data, which I interviewed her about for Voices from Oxford (VOX). My VOX interview with Christine was done when we were both at Balliol College and is at: http://www.voicesfromoxford.org/video/data-in-the-digital-domain/228 The interview is brief, just over 15 minutes, but I hope it will give you a sense of the wide range of topics that Christine is likely to develop here at MSU.

Christine did her undergraduate degree here at MSU, and remains a loyal alum, and went on to a number of higher degrees, including a doctorate from Stanford in communication. You might notice the music introducing and concluding the video seems to accentuate our American accents, thanks to Sung Hee Kim, Director of VOX.

Christine Borgman

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Videos from Quello Center Talks and Visitors

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Quello Center Video Catalog

The following Quello Center videos, listed within general categories, are available free online through the designated links. The Quello Center hopes they will help support your research and teaching. Please post any comments you may have on this blog. We welcome your thoughts, and hope you enjoy whatever video presentations are of interest to your work.

Take your pick,

Bill Dutton, Director of the Quello Center

Videos

Big Data

Use of Big Data By States: China & India
By Muzammil Hussain

Cable and Satellite

Comparing Cable TV in Korea and the USA: Major Differences
By Sung Wook Ji

Communication, Media and Information Policy

Communication in the Modern Age
Interview with Bill Dutton and Dr. Sung Hee Kim

Communication Policy Processes in the US
By Johannes Bauer

Regulating the Internet: What is ‘Special Access’ and Why is it so Important?
By Aleks Yankelevich

Delivering Media Content in a New Technological Environment: An Explanation of Policy Implications
By Steve Wildman

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Cybercrime Offending and Victimization
By Tom Holt

Digital Inequalities

Center For Digital Inclusion
By Jon Gant

Unlocking Potential: New Frontiers in Digital Inequality Research
By Bibi Reisdorf

Economic Development

Social Media & Development
Rob Ackland

ICT For Development in Agricultural Sectors
With Charles Steinfield

Internet Policy, Regulation and Governance

The Destabilization of Internet Governance
By Laura DeNardis

Trashed: A Comparative Exploration of Law’s Relevance to Online Reputation
By Elizabeth Kirley

Racism, Sexism, and Video Games: Social Justice Campaigns and the Struggle for Gamer Identity
By Lisa Nakamura

Anatomy of the FCC’s Network Neutrality Rules (Webcast)
By Adam Candeub

Domination in Search Markets: Why? How? & How to Respond?
By Steve Wildman

Regulating the Internet: What is ‘Special Access’ and Why is it so Important?
By Aleks Yankelevich

Management

The Importance of Public Service #ChangeAgents in Exponential Times
By David Bray
Talk – https://vimeo.com/140513826
Discussion – https://vimeo.com/140513867

Internet, Open Data, and Civic Engagement in Detroit
By Garlin Gilchrist II

Enterprise Social Media: Implications for Business Collaboration and Knowledge Management
By Charles Steinfield

New Business Models for New Media
By Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris

Public Service

Millennials, Public Media and The Future of Civil Discourse
By Alexander Heffner

Internet, Open Data, and Civic Engagement in Detroit
By Garlin Gilchrist II

Use of Big Data By States: China & India
By Muzammil Hussain

Social Media and Society

Crowdsourced and Community Maintained
By Caroline Haythornthwaite

Trashed: A Comparative Exploration of Law’s Relevance to Online Reputation
By Elizabeth Kirley

Racism, Sexism, and Video Games: Social Justice Campaigns and the Struggle for Gamer Identity
By Lisa Nakamura

I Change My City – Through the Internet
By Venkatesh Kannaiah

I Paid a Bribe
By Venkatesh Kannaiah

Society Meets Social Media: Canaries at the Coal Face of the Internet
By William Dutton
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Food Safety in Online Issue Networks
By Annie Waldherr

Comprehension Models in Text and Audiovisual Processing
By Dave Ewoldsen

Telecommunication and the Internet in Community and Urban Development

I Change My City – Through the Internet
By Venkatesh Kannaiah

Internet, Open Data, and Civic Engagement in Detroit
By Garlin Gilchrist II

Persistent and Pervasive Community
By Keith Hampton

Communication Technology and Urban Community: Stories From Seoul
By Yong-Chan Kim

Tributes, Awards, Memorials

Cable Hall of Fame 2016 Recognition of John Evans
By John Evans

Tribute to Steve Wildman on his Retirement
By Professors Johannes Bauer & Prabu David

Tribute to Quello Center Founding Director, Steve Wildman
Created by Gary Reid & WKAR

Memorial to Mark Levy: Past Chair and Professor of Media and Information and Quello Colleague

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John D. Evans, Cable Hall of Fame, 2016

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Quello Advisory Board Member, John D. Evans, Chairman and CEO of Evans Telecommunications, was inducted on Monday night, May 16, 2016, into the US Cable Industry’s Hall of Fame. At a gala event held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, John was honored along with other inductees, including Tom Rogers, Chairman of TiVo; Bob Stanzione, Chairman and CEO of Arris; Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe; Pat Esser, President of Cox Commmunications; and John O. “Dubby” Wynne, Retired President and CEO of Landmark Communications. Over the past 20 years, only 118 individuals have been so honored. Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 22.11.12

John wrote to the Quello Center, that “I am both honored and humbled by my selection and induction Monday night. It was an extraordinary event with over 600 Cable Industry luminaries and leaders in attendance. I wanted to share the event video, pictures and my remarks with you given that Jim Quello played such an important role in my life.”

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image005A video about John’s career was shown before bringing him on stage to receive the award and share his own remarks. His remarks, recorded by CNN’s Javier Morgado, and highlighting the industry’s commitment to diversity, can be viewed here.

I closing, John noted that “In many ways I share this honor with you, since I am the sum of all who have coached, mentored, taught and supported me … so thanks to many of my friends at MSU for their support, counsel and friendship over so many years.”

The video of John Evan’s career featured a photo of him with James Quello, who would have been so proud of his accomplishments. The Quello Center and all of his colleagues on the Advisory Board, congratulate him on this well deserved honor. We are as proud as ever to have him on the Board.

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John Evans CHOF Remarks May 16 from Quello Center on Vimeo.

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Bibi Reisdorf on her Career of Research on Digital Inequalities

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Dr Bibi Reisdorf, Quello’s Post Doctoral Fellow, has been focused on digital inequalities from the earliest stages of her studies and subsequent career in academia. In a talk for the Department of Media and Information at MSU, Bibi provided an outline of her progress over time, including her most recent work focused on inequalities related to specialized groups of users, such as youth, seniors, rural residents, and her most recent focus, prisoners. The title of her talk was ‘Unlocking Potential: New Frontiers in Digital Inequality Research’, and it is viewable here:

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