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Call: “Blockchain for Trustworthy Digital Identity Systems: Socio-Technical Perspectives” issue of Digital Identity

Call for Papers

Digital Society, Springer – Special issue on Blockchain for Trustworthy Digital Identity Systems: Socio-Technical Perspectives

We welcome contributions addressing, from a socio-technical perspectives, the social, legal, economic, political, ethical, and philosophical implications of Blockchain-Based Identity Management Systems.

Please for the full CfP see:
https://www.springer.com/journal/44206/updates/19729104

Important information:
Deadline: 31 May 2022 – Feel free to submit in advance

Guest editors:
Antonio Carnevale – CyberethicsLab
Piercosma Bisconti – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
Federica Russo – Unviersity of Amsterdam

As the world population zooms past the 7 billion mark, the number of people with internet access balloons as well. An increasingly large part of human activity is now carried out on the web: from social media to online purchasing to public administrations, many rely on the internet for providing services and information. In this context, reliable Identity Management (IM) is becoming a crucial issue for ensuring the validity of transactions, purchases, and in general the fruition of internet services.… read more. “Call: “Blockchain for Trustworthy Digital Identity Systems: Socio-Technical Perspectives” issue of Digital Identity”

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Researchers bring Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel into VR

[One may need to be a power user to fully recognize the benefits, presence-related and otherwise, of interacting with spreadsheets in the 3D space of virtual reality as described in this story from VentureBeat. The original story includes the 6:56 minute video referenced, along with the full research report in ArXiv, at the end. –Matthew]

[Image: The hierarchical pie menu is invoked in-place and navigated from bottom to top through in-air movements of the pen (a-c). An arc menu on the corner of the tablet controls visualization options (activated – solid color, non activated – semi-transparent) (d). Adding a trend-line to a chart through an in-air stroke gesture (e). Bottom row: Three functions with their respective links to their source cells highlighted (f). Abbreviations: O: overview window, D: dependency links, F: nested functions, C: cluster-nodes. S: additional sheets (tabs).read more. “Researchers bring Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel into VR”

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Job: Post-doctoral fellowship at the Center on Digital Culture and Society at University of Pennsylvania

Call for Applications

Post-doctoral Fellowship
Center on Digital Culture and Society
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
https://cdcs.asc.upenn.edu/call-for-applications-cdcs-postdoctoral-fellowship/

Application deadline: August 1, 2020

The Center on Digital Culture and Society (https://cdcs.asc.upenn.edu/) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication invites applications to fill one postdoctoral fellowship position for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications are welcomed from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last three years. The term of appointment is September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021.

Founded in July 2019, the Center on Digital Culture and Society (CDCS) supports critical, interdisciplinary scholarship on digital culture, technology, and society. CDCS aims to develop critical approaches to digital cultural studies and create spaces for dialogue and collaboration among academics, citizens, and activists; develop critical approaches to the study of digital culture and technology; help train new generations of digital researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond; build global networks of researchers; advocate for socially just design, production, and use of digital technologies; and explore and foster new visions of digital futures through scholarship and public communication.… read more. “Job: Post-doctoral fellowship at the Center on Digital Culture and Society at University of Pennsylvania”

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