Virtual Society?

the social science of electronic technologies


Professor Kevin Robins

Professor Kevin Robins
Centre for Cultural Studies
Goldsmiths College
New Cross
London SW14 6NW
+44 (0)171 919 0000


Kevin Robins (Space, Place and the Virtual University) is presently Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Newcastle, based in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS). He was involved in the research undertaken be the Centre for the ESRC's Programme on Information and Communications Technologies (PICT), doing projects on Audiovisual Media in Urban and Regional Development, and on Communications and Cities. Media studies has been a particular interest. In 1997 Kevin Robins undertook a study of global media for RAI and the European Broadcasting Union, presenting the findings at the UN World television Forum in New York.

Kevin Robins is interested particularly in the cultural implications of information and communications technologies, and in the discourses surrounding the promotion of new technologies. His books include Information Technology: A Luddite Analysis (with Frank Webster, 1986), Cyborg Worlds: The Military Information Society (edited, with Les Levidow, 1989), Into the Image: Culture and Politics in the Field of Vision (1996) and Times of the Technoculture (with Frank Webster, 1999). Kevin Robins will move to London in September 1999 to take up a post as Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College.

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