About

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI). We are an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Melbourne focused on understanding the impact of the increased connectivity between people, places and things to create the networked society.

The explosion in the number of connected devices projected over the coming decade will have a transformative effect upon society. This is being witnessed in the proliferation of mobile devices and the expanding number of objects and people connecting to the Internet. These advances in computing and communications technologies are enabling the creation of a networked society, defined by the connectivity between people, places and things. The resulting challenges and opportunities transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, requiring an interdisciplinary research approach.

I invite you to explore this website, and watch the video below to see how MNSI is understanding and creating the connected future.