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Conference Announcement: Technology in its place

Programme Director
Professor Steve Woolgar
steve.woolgar@sbs.ox.ac.uk


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Sad Business School
Oxford University
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Oxford OX1 2BE
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+44 (0)1865 288667
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Technology in its place: Research Versus Guessing

A conference presented by the Research Centre For Future Communications, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.
Hosted by London Business School, Lecture Theatre 3
Sussex Place, Regent's Park London NW1 4SA.
Wednesday 3rd March 1999.

A conference drawing on the latest research and thinking in the area of communications technologies and change:

9.30
Arrival & Coffee

10.00
Welcome & Introduction - Professor Philip Taylor, Director of the Institute of Communications Studies.

10.15
Chair: Peter Fiddick

The Virtual Society? Programme - Interactive social science. Steve Woolgar, Programme Director of the ESRC Virtual Society? Programme, Brunel University.

10.45
Rethinking technology and social change: a global perspective.
Robin Brown, Lecturer in Political Communications, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.

11.15
Tea break

11.45
Chair: Research Professor James Halloran, Centre For Mass Communications Research, Leicester University.

Insights and findings from the futura.com study.
Michael Svennevig, Research Director, Research Centre For Future Communications, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.

12.15
Digital Television - will broadcasting become narrowcasting?
Professor Patrick Barwise, Professor of Management & Marketing; Director, Centre for Marketing, London Business School.

12.45
Panel Discussion.

1.00
Lunch

2.30
Chair: Sheila Byfield, Mindshare - Introduction to the afternoon session.

2.45
Capturing and analysing technology centred activity - some initial observations from the Virtual Ethnography project.
Terry Hemmings, Research Assistant, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.

3.15
Me & my telly: interacting in the digital age.
David Brennan, VP - Research and Channel Development, Flextech Television.

3.45
Adapting the process of regulating for changing communications technologies.
Dr.R.Towler, Head of Research, Independent Television Commission.

4.15
The research relationship of industry and academia.
Dr. David Morrison, Director, Research Centre for Future Communications, and Research Director of the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.

4.45
Panel Discussion

5.00
Drinks

For further information contact Sarah Ventress at:
Research Centre for Future Communications, Institute of Communications Studies, Worsley Medical and Dental Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)113-2335805 Fax: +44 (0)113-2335808
e mail: julie@ics-server.novell.leeds.ac.uk
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ics/research.htm

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