The Research Laboratory for New Media, NuMe Lab, founded by Professor Leopoldina Fortunati, is part of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics of the University of Udine. The main research areas explored by NuMe are:

  • Communication, information, media and networks
  • Social and cultural consequences of digital media use
  • Social studies of technology
  • Digital media use in extra-ordinary contexts
  • Mobile society and mobile work
  • Forms of civic and political participation (direct and mediated)
  • Gender studies and digital technologies
  • Social robotics
  • Cyber-law and roboethics
  • Social, legal and ethical aspects of social automation, artificial intelligence and self-driving vehicles
  • Evaluation models of effectiveness and efficiency of social policy programmes
  • Innovative social research methods

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