ThinkMacro is a personal website of Dmitry Epstein, an Assistant Professor of Digital Policy in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Under the broad umbrella of information, technology, policy, and society, Dmitry studies Internet governance, information technology policy, and civic engagement in policymaking. Here you can find more information about his current research, publications, students, and some of his randomly updated musings.
News and updates:
- New paper: Epstein, D. and Nonnecke, B. M. (2016). Multistakeholderism in praxis: The case of the regional and national IGF initiatives. Policy & Internet, 8(2).
- New paper: Stoycheff, E, Nisbet, E.C., and Epstein, D. (in press) Differential Effects of Capital-Enhancing and Recreational Internet Use on Citizens’ Demand for Democracy. Communication Research.
- May 2016: Brandie Nonnecke will be presenting our co-authored position paper on crowd-sourcing in Internet governance at CHI16.
- June 2016: I am co-organizing an ICA pre-conference on power, communication, and technology in Internet governance. You can find our preliminary program on the GigaNet website. As part of this event I will be presenting my ongoing work meta analyzing over a decade of Internet governance literature.
- June 2016: Also at ICA, I will be presenting a piece, co-authored with Gilly Leshed, on moderation practices in online policy deliberation.
- Francesca Musiani, Christian Katzenbach, and I are editing a special issue of Internet Policy Review titled “Doing internet governance: practices, controversies, infrastructures, and institutions.” The deadline for submissions has passed, but you can read our original CFP. I will post an update once the issue is out.