Dr Jeff Cole in New Zealand with AUT and the US Embassy

18 Nov, 2013
Dr Jeffrey Cole will be in Auckland and Wellington this week.

AUT University is hosting Dr Jeffrey Cole, international Internet expert and international director of the World Internet Project (WIP) at two exciting ventures this week.

Dr Cole, founder and director of the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg School, is the 2013 speaker at AUT’s The Project.

While he is in New Zealand he will also speak at the launch of the 2013 World Internet Project New Zealand (WIPNZ) Report.

His visit to New Zealand is funded by the US Embassy and AUT University.

The Project

The Project 2013, run by AUT University, The US Embassy and Social Media New Zealand, will see Dr Cole presenting and answering questions on how global digital trends are changing the way we live and work.

During his presentation ‘Trends, Fads and Transformation: The Impact of the Internet’ Dr Cole will draw on data and insights from the WIP.

The Project is on Tuesday 19 November, in AUT University’s Sir Paul Reeves Building, Auckland.  Journalists are welcome to attend the presentation- contact Caitlin Madden (below) to register.

More on The Project

Tickets to The Project

World Internet Project

The WIP looks at the social, political and economic impact of the Internet and other new technologies. It gathers longitudinal and cross-national information on the way people use the Internet and the effect it has on their lives, and enables monitoring of developments and trends in Internet usage both locally and internationally.  Thirty project partners across the globe conduct questionnaire surveys every one or two years in their country.

The WIPNZ is conducted by the Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication at AUT and is funded by the National Library at the Department of Internal Affairs and by Internet NZ.  Additional support in 2013 has been provided by Buzz Channel.  More information on the project, along with free access to all of the results of the survey, can be found here.

The 2013 WIPNZ Report will be launched at 1pm on Thursday 21 November, at the James Cook Hotel, Wellington, with an Auckland launch at 10.30am on Friday 22 November at AUT University. 

Journalists are welcome to attend either launch – contact Aimee Wilkins (below) to register.  A detailed press release about the WIPNZ report will be issued on 21 November.

For more

To arrange an interview with Dr Cole or for more information on either of these projects please contact:

The Project - Caitlin Madden, AUT Communications Advisor, 0212414705

WIPNZ Report launch - Aimee Wilkins, AUT Communications Manager, 021385878 aimee.wilkins@aut.ac.nz

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