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Professor Neil Selwyn

Professor Neil SelwynNeil Selwyn is a professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Over the past twenty years his research and writing has focused on many different aspects of education and digital media - from students' experiences to the political economy of 'ed tech'.

Recent books include 'Education in a digital world' (Routledge 2013), 'The politics of education and technology' (Palgrave 2013) and 'Distrusting Educational Technology' (Routledge 2014). His latest book - 'Degrees of Digitization: digital technology and the contemporary university' (Routledge) - will be published in the summer of 2014.

Neil is co-editor of the journal 'Learning, Media and Technology', and a core member of the 'Learning with New Media ' research group within Monash

At NLC2014 Neil will be talking around the theme of 'Networked Learning in 2014 - why it's crucial to be critical'.

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Professor Steve Fuller

Professor Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller (B.A. summa cum laude, History and Sociology, Columbia University, 1979; M. Phil., History & Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 1981; Ph.D., History & Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1985) is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick.

Fuller is best known for his foundational work in the field of ‘social epistemology’, which is concerned with the normative grounds of organized inquiry. ‘Social epistemology’ is also the name of a quarterly journal he founded in 1987 as well as the first of his nearly twenty books.

His recent books include The Sociology of Intellectual Life (Sage, 2009), Science: The Art of Living (Acumen, 2010) and Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human Past, Present and Future (Palgrave, 2011).

Fuller’s works have been translated into over twenty languages. He was awarded a D.Litt. by the University of Warwick in 2007 for sustained lifelong contributions to scholarship.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the UK Academy of Social Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Further Information

Here are a couple of videos:

• In one of the first series of TEDx talks in Europe (delivered at Warwick in February 2009), I spoke about the ambiguous nature of humanity:

• ‘Being Human in the Information Age’, Warwick (I distinguish three possible Humanity 2.0 futures):





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