The value exchange on the Web

Project description: 

The Public Web is the largest information construct in history. Although the W3C characterised the Web as an 'abstract information space', it is the outcome of the active engagement of nearly half the world's population and represents a value exchange amongst its diverse participants. The aim of the project is to understand the economic, cultural and social values of this Public Web in terms of the benefits and costs that have been realised by different kinds of participants - various publics, private companies and governments - and the implications for governance to maximise the benefit of this globally pervasive sociology-technical infrastructure.

Required skills to participate: Background or interest in sociology, epistemology, economics, psychology, philosophy.