The Social Dynamics of the Internet

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Bill Dutton
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Bill Dutton

Director, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
UK

Bill Dutton is Director of the Oxford Internet Institute and Professor of Internet Studies at the University of Oxford, where he is also a Fellow of Balliol College. Until joining Oxford in July 2002, he was a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. At USC, he was elected President of the Faculty, presiding over the USC's Academic Senate during 2000-01. In the UK, prior to directing the OII, Bill was a Fulbright Scholar (1986-87), and later the National Director of the UK's successful Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) from 1993 to 1996. Among his recent publications on the social aspects of information and communication technologies are Society on the Line (Oxford University Press, 1999), Digital Academe: New Media in Higher Education and Learning, edited with Brian D. Loader (Taylor and Francis Routledge, 2002), Transforming Enterprise, edited with Brian Kahin and others (MIT Press, forthcoming 2004), and a monograph for the World Summit on the Information Society, entitled 'Social Transformation in an Information Society' (Paris: UNESCO, forthcoming 2004).


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