Senior Research Fellow
Taylor-Smith, E. (2012). Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal. Information Polity. 18, 367-370. doi:10.3233/IP-130318. ISSN 1570-1255
Jose Marichal’s investigation into Facebook, as a setting for democracy and potential influence on the public sphere, identifies something special about Facebook that both mak...
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C. F., & Smyth, M. (2018). Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes. In SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, 178-186. doi:10.1145/3217804.3217910
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, containing political statements concerning planned developments in their locations. Photos of these banners are ...
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. (2016). Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societydoi:10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...
Library & information Science Research Coalition
Enhancing the impact of LIS Research Projects.
RiLIES1 investigated the influence of funded research on practice in UK library and information science (LIS). It identified factors that increase or ...
HUWY explored ways for the Internet to support young people’s involvement in decision-making and piloted a model of distributed discussions, which could be used by people of various ages, focused on a...
Economic and Social Research Council
This one day event brought people and organisations together from across Scotland. At the workshop, presentations and group activities enabled participants to share knowledge about current and future ...
Taylor-Smith, E. (2012). Participation spaces. In Proceedings of Fourth international conference on eParticipation (ePart 2012), 223-230
A wide democratic view of participation and eParticipation informs research centred on citizens’ experiences of participation. Case studies of participation are conceived in t...
Smith, E., Macintosh, A. & Whyte, A. (2005). Organised use of e-democracy tools for young people. In Wimmer, M., Scholl, H., Grönlund, Å. & Anderson, K. (Eds.). Electronic Government: Communications of the Fifth International EGOV Conference 2006, 260-267. ISBN 978-3-540-37686-6
This paper concerns use of an online policy debating forum: part of a suite of e-democracy tools for a local youth parliament. These e-democracy tools have been used and devel...
Masters, Z., Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2003). Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation. In R. Traunmuller (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Electronic Government, 15-22. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_3
Research originally suggested that new technologies, particularly the Internet, provided a useful mechanism for engaging young people - an otherwise largely disenfranchised gr...
Taylor-Smith, E. & Lindner, R. (2009). Social networking tools supporting constructive involvement throughout the policy-cycle. In Prosser, P. & Parycek, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of EDEM 2010 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, May 7-8, 2010, Danube-University Krems, AustriaISBN 978-3-85403-265-6
This paper describes the context and background of the conference workshop “Social networking tools supporting constructive involvement throughout the policy-cycle”. EParticip...
Taylor-Smith, E. & Cruickshank, P. (2009). Web 2.0 for collaborative production
In this paper, we explore the possibilities of using Web 2.0 for collaborative production of government services in the UK. Can co-production be used to deliver eGovernment se...
Taylor-Smith, E. & Lindner, R. (2008). Using social networking tools to promote eParticipation initiatives. In Prosser, A. & Parycek, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of EDEM 2009 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, September 7-8, 2009, Vienna, 115 -121
This paper describes the context and background of the conference workshop “Social networking tools and widgets to promote or expand eParticipation initiatives”. Social networ...
WEB.DEP aimed to support the renewal of democracy in the Balkans, as the countries came out of a difficult period and began the process of joining the EU.
To support a culture of transparency and par...
The ITC was funded by the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) to research appropriate tools and techniques to engage young people in their continuing dialogue on radio...
The Scottish Parliament accepted its first electronic petition from the ITC's electronic petitioning system.
The ITC (now part of the Centre for Social Informatics) worked with the Scottish Parliame...
The Highland Council
ITC worked with Highland Youth Voice (a youth parliament in the Highland Region) from 2000 to 2008. An e-voting website, with a discussion form, supported the parliament's first elections in 2000. Fro...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith delivered a presentation at Social Media and Society 2016 in London on 13th July 2016.
12 July 2016
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics made a number of contributions at iDocQ 2016 in Glasgow on 23rd June 2016.
22 June 2016
14:00 in CORE44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
19 June 2018
Core44, Room C44 Merchiston
29 November 2017
Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh.
14 August 2016
Goldsmiths College, London
10 July 2016 - 12 July 2016
14 April 2016