Mañana comienza el primer Berlin
The Internet and related technologies significantly transform our society, which implies enormous potential as well as indisputable challenges. Following the announcement by Eric Schmidt on February 16th, 2011, we are currently bootstrapping the research institute for Internet & society in Berlin to further the interdisciplinary analysis of the Internet and its influence on the information society.
Hosted by three leading academic institutions in Germany, including Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin University of the Arts and the Social Science Research Center Berlin, and in close collaboration with the Hans-Bredow-
Institute in Hamburg, the institute will bring together leading academics to engage in innovative research focusing on questions of Internet innovation, Internet policy, information and media law and global constitutionalism.
The institute is meant as an enabling environment for an open debate and fruitful discussion of the many questions arising from the leading role that new technologies play in the context of the global information society. Following the philosophy of openness and cooperation, we welcome your ideas and expertise and would like to invite you to become part of the discussion.
Aprovecho para dar la bienvenida a este nuevo centro, que cuenta con apoyo de Google. Es una buena noticia que se den pasos hacia adelante en el estudio de Internet y sus efectos sociales, especialmente en estos tiempos de crisis y de recortes presupuestarios.