Alberto Lusoli

Alberto Lusoli
Simon Fraser University · School of Communication

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
PostDoc researcher at the Digital Democracies Institute. Currently working on a Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative ("From Hate to Agonism" project). The goal of the project is to understand how AI can be employed to foster democracy by integrating freedom of expression, commitments to human rights, and multicultural participation in the protection against abuse. In parallel, I am developing my own research into startup culture and the managerial ethos of the new media industry.
Additional affiliations
May 2015 - present
Simon Fraser University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • As Research Assistant at SFU’s GenaLab, I conduct research on technological controversies on social media. Currently investigating the debate surrounding emerging technologies such as Direct to consumer genetic testing and blockchain.
February 2012 - August 2014
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • As a Research Fellow at ECLT, I was involved in two EU-FP7 projects on innovation and sustainability: INSITE and Emergence by Design (MD).
Education
January 2007 - December 2010
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Field of study
  • Network economics and innovation management
January 2003 - December 2006
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Field of study
  • Economics, Networks and ICT

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Publications (9)
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Fred Turner is considered one of the most influential experts on, and critical observers of, cyberculture. He is Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication at Stanford University in the Department of Communication. Through his work, he provided a thoughtful analysis of the politics and culture of Silicon Valley. In his books, he explored...
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Blockchain is one of the most widely debated technologies in recent years. Pundits and scholars have described it as a disruptive technology that will impact many sectors of society. Skeptics argue blockchain's popularity is fueled by the media's obsession for the 'next big thing' rather than the intrinsic potential of the technology. In this paper...
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Building on previous ethnographic approaches, we propose a framework to describe and analyze how media ethnographers are themselves constituted in relation to processes of mediatization. Drawing from mediatization theory, we advance a twofold conception of the media ethnographer as being composed by interweaving processes of embodiment and mediatio...
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Blockchain has become a hot topic in technology, finance, regulation, and the wider society in recent years. Along the way, various users and interests have shaped the technology materially and discursively. This paper investigates the debate taking place on Twitter surrounding blockchain technology to understand the nature and development of its o...
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Scholars, educators, regulators, pundits, and other observers are advocating for regulation and oversight of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomic testing. As a result, the technology has been subject of highly visible public and regulatory controversy. In this article, we explore the nature and the shape of the sentiment of public discourse about the D...
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Purpose This paper aims to explore the early days of business education with the aim of understanding how the Harvard Business School (HBS) contributed to the constitution of “management” as a science-based profession. The research focuses on HBS signature pedagogy, the case method and its role in the institutionalization of managerial knowledge....
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Public and private investments are increasingly being directed towards the development of ICTs for the construction of more inclusive and connected communities. Labelled as Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPs) under the European Seventh Framework Program, these initiatives explore the possibility of tackling societal issues relying on digitally-me...
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This research proposal is aimed at contributing to the growing body of knowledge and practices that has been developing around online civic engagement. During the last decade, public institutions, private companies, and civil society organizations have been exploring new usages of ICTs as tools for the construction of more inclusive and connected c...

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