My name is Dmitry Epstein, and currently I am a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at Cornell University. My research interests focus on new media and society, particularly on institutional analysis of media and information technology adoption. I am interested in what is labeled as ‘digital divide’ or ‘digital inclusion’ with a focus on developing countries. One of my main projects these days is looking at perceptions of media and information technologies by policymakers and how those are reflected in policy. Additional research projects I am involved in, deal with the discourse developing in the “new” media (i.e. blogs, wikis) and the role of technology in its mediation. Other than academia I am interested in social entrepreneurship with particular focus on youth and am trying to follow youth enterprises aimed at “doing well while doing good.” You may check my website for more details.
This blog is for thoughts on media, technology and society. Basically I set it to put my thoughts to discussion. Following an old Russian saying about “truth being born in an argument”, I hope to learn and contribute to the brainstorming…
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