The Arts and Humanities Research Council has awarded a grant of £200,000 to the Centre for Social Informatics for a project entitled Informing the Good Society (InGSoc) to be led by my colleague Dr Alistair Duff. Over three years Alistair and the team will address three main areas: (1) population-census informatics and ethics; (2) the future of columns and electronic “punditry”; and (3) the socio-philosophical foundations of information policy. The project aims to make contributions to our understanding of the social importance of information, and to assist in the development of sound policies.
In the new year we will be advertising two new posts related to the project. The first will be a post-doctoral researcher position, and the second a fully-funded PhD.
There is further information about the research work of the Centre for Social Informatics on the web site of the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation at Edinburgh Napier University.