Earlier this year we had two GigaNet supported events.

Infrastructural Distortion and Posession

Global internet infrastructure is increasingly becoming part of geopolitical conflicts. However, politics have always been an inherent part of communication infrastructures. One could even argue that that the internet infrastructure has been a field of reconfiguration of global power for decades, we just failed to see it. Elinor Carmi, Fenwick McKelvey and Seda Guerses shone a light on the actors and particularly the material reconfiguration of our life-worlds and politics through technology.

Internet Standard Setting Research Methods

We also had the workshop on Internet Standard Setting Research Methods. This workshop showcased the broad range of research methods used by Internet governance scholars from multiple disciplines to study Internet standard-setting bodies, such as the IETF, IEEE, W3C, WHATWG, 3GPP, ITU-T, ITU-R.