Observatory of the Digital Civilization is a multidisciplinary research centre. The topics on which the centre focuses its research, are associated with a broad range of social aspects of digitization and the impact that new technologies have on the changes taking place in society. The interests of the Observatory include, among others, issues such as: network security, digital culture, digital divide, the social consequences of the use of technology and social media. Marek Troszyński, PhD, is the director of the Observatory.
This centre participates in research projects:
• “Development of Polish Internet monitoring system for the presence of hate speech and language hostility towards ethnic, sexual, religious and other minorities”, in short: raportmniejszosci.pl. The project is implemented by the Foundation for Local Knowledge.
• World Internet Project carried out in Poland by the Research and Analysis Team Gazeta.pl.
• Students from Collegium Civitas work within the Observatory on the Action 7. “Automatic analysis of the opinions and feelings” of the “Adaptive problem solving support system based on content analysis of electronic sources” project implemented by a consortium of the Institute of Computer Science NSA and the Technical University of Warsaw.
Centre also coordinates teaching activities within the specialization Culture, New Media and Social Communication:
• New media. Introduction.
• New media. Towards converged media.
• Interactive Marketing (in cooperation with the IAB Poland).