Tuesday 24 April 2018

Launch of the Critical Information Studies (CIS) research group

Learning from Luther: 95 Theses about Technology

Professor John Naughton (Cambridge University)

Thursday 3 May 2018, 12.30pm-2.00pm (Lunch at 12.00pm), Meeting Room 10, 2nd Floor, JLB, Walton Hall, The Open University.

(NB: The talk will be accessible remotely online. Email: info@dtmd.org.uk for more information.)

This keynote talk by John Naughton launches the recently formed Critical Information Studies (CIS) research group within the School of Computing and Communications at The Open University.

Biography: John Naughton is Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the OU. He is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge, where he is co-Director of the Leverhulme-funded ‘Conspiracy and Democracy’ project. With David Runciman, he was co-Director of CRASSH’s ‘Technology and Democracy’ project which has recently concluded. He is also the Observer’s Technology columnist. He was a member of the Systems Group in what was originally the OU’s Faculty of Technology (now Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) from 1972 until 2011. After leaving the OU he served as Vice-President of Wolfson College, Cambridge from 2011-2015 and is currently Director of the college’s Press Fellowship Programme. His most recent book — From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: what you really need to know about the Internet — is published by Quercus.


MJE said...

The 95 theses online site appears to be incomplete, with many items unlinked. Will they be updated soon?

Alicia Robertson said...

Hello. The study of critical information is a very deep and interesting topic. Thanks for touching it. I will follow your research with interest. The personality of professor John Naughton from the Cambridge University fascinates. Such people need to be cherished and supported. I am proud that I live in one country with such great people. I am a very inquisitive person, so I read all essayhave pages