Networked Society Symposium 2016
Melbourne School of Design
University of Melbourne
The Networked Society Symposium showcases the breadth of research occurring at the Melbourne Networked Society Institute. It provides an opportunity to connect, engage and debate the matters essential to the networked society. The symposium also provides an opportunity to network with researchers, industry, policy makers and the community.
The day will include keynote speakers, panel discussions with thought leaders, plus a variety of presentations focused on the issues, solutions, and future of the networked society. There will also be plenty of catered breaks with time for you to network with others and share ideas.
|9:30am||Welcome - Thas Nirmalathas, Director of Melbourne Networked Society Institute|
Keynote - William H. Dutton, Director Quello Centre, Michigan State university
Power Shifts in the Networked Society: The Rise of Fifth Estate
Convenience vs. Privacy: the consumer’s dilemma in a networked society
This panel explores how the emergence of the Internet of Things, 3D printing, and the sharing economy are changing the relationship between consumers and markets. Hear from the MNSI research projects working to understand and map these fluid new landscapes of the networked society.
Digital band aids: how technology is good for your health
You may think VR is a platform for entertainment, but it is also making epic changes to therapeutic practices. In this session three projects will explore how new technologies and the networked society is changing healthcare.
Breaking tradition: how new technology is transforming everything
Three MNSI projects are attempting to change industries and practices with digital innovation. Speakers will discuss the role of technology in the transformation and shaping of the networked society.
Creating an e-galitarian community in the Digital Age
The internet is often heralded as a democratic platform where everyone can have a voice. However, there are challenges and scepticism surrounding this idea. Find out how three MNSI projects are making the networked society inclusive.
Panel - The Value of Data in the Networked Society
Frank Vetere, Director SocialNUI
Kwanghui Lim, Innovation Fellow at Melbourne Networked Society Institute
Victoria Palmer, Applied Ethics Fellow at Melbourne Networked Society Institute
Lars Coenen, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy at Lund University, Sweden