The project will deliver both a theoretical framework and in-depth empirical results on how interaction in social networks enabled by technological infrastructures such as high speed broadband affects social cohesion and overcomes digital divides. It will also result in a model for creating high quality public spaces that engage people through their digital social networks that will impact on planning and policy for regional ICT access and neighbourhood renewal.
Publications and Conferences
Melagaco, L., Willis, K (2015 in press). Mobilizing change in marginalised communities: ICTs and technical agency. Foth, M., Brynskov, M., Ojala, T. Citizen’s Right to the Digital City. Springer.
Willis, K, Aurigi, A (2013). Linking Public Spaces and Online Networks: A Case Study of a Regional Neighbourhood. In: Digital Cities 8, Communities and Technologies 2013, 1-3 July 2013, Munich.
Varley, P (2013). Sustainable Digital Neighbourhoods. In Communities and Technologies Doctoral Colloquium, 1-3 July 2013, Munich.
Varley, P (2013). Sustainable Digital Neighbourhoods. In Communities in the Digital Age Symposium, 12 June 2013, Canterbury
Willis, K, Aurigi, A (2013). Beyond the digital city - Remediating space at a regional scale. In Proceedings of Media City 2013, 3-5 May 2013, Buffalo, NY, pp 213-222
Willis, K (2013). Future Communities. In: Superfast Cornwall (2013). 2025 A Shared Vision after Broadband. available here: http://www.superfastcornwall.org/about-sfc/vision2025
Written Evidence to Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - Rural Broadband and digital only services:
LEP Network (RBB0056)
Plymouth Unversity (ref RBB0042)
Documentation and Further Information
The results of 3 years research in Superfast Cornwall Labs:
Superfast Cornwall Networking Day, November 2014, Plymouth University
Superfast Cornwall Networking Day, April 2014, AIR, Falmouth University
Superfast Cornwall Networking Day, September 2013, BT Labs, Adastral Park, Ipswich