Wed14Oct20159.00-5.00Haldane Room, Wolfson College
Social Media: Foundations of the Cyber-Society and the Role of Law
In association with the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society
In enabling the creation and rapid spread of social media, the internet has created a new social arena in which vast numbers of people are engaged.
In common with other social arenas, such as the family, the school, the corporation, cyber-society is rapidly developing its own social structure of understandings, normative conventions, and regulatory mechanisms.
This workshop will identify the key concepts that make up the cognitive, normative, and regulatory structure of the cyber-society, and consider the implications of these amorpohous and unregulated online social spaces for personal identity, freedom of expression, privacy, and state sovereignty.
ParticipantsDenis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of OxfordIginio Gagliardone, British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of OxfordBernie Hogan, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet InstituteJacob Rowbottom, Associate Professor of Law, University of OxfordNicole Stremlau, Research Fellow, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, OxfordDamian Tambini, Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communications, LSEYing Yu, Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and Programme Coordinator, FLJS Consumer Rights in China Programme