Currently engaging around 60 researchers around the University, the Internet Research Group of Otago (IRGO) is a multidisciplinary group that facilitates cross-disciplinary inquiry into social, cultural, economic, political and technological issues relating to the internet. As a network of active researchers, IRGO is also interested in promoting and developing research, scholarship and understanding in and across these areas.
IRGO links together scholars on the cutting edge of internet research with communities, government and business. IRGO's interests range from the internet's social implications to its technological infrastructure. IRGO's research will help guide and inform how we all use and deal with the internet as it becomes increasingly integrated into everyday life.
IRGO is represented on the Association of Internet Researchers, and is linked with:
- http://www.ijump.co.nz – making sense of social media
- http://szikszai.blogspot.com/ - thinking about technology, innovation and social media
- http://www.johneyles.info/ - thinking about education and social media
Download IRGO's research interests (128k in PDF format) and IRGO's submission to the Government's digital strategy (68k in PDF format)
Check out the IRGO website at http://irgo.otago.ac.nz