Nicholas John

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  Nicholas John, PhD.

Uri Nissan 5/4,

Ramat Gan, 52406

Telephone: 03 578 1993; 054 7906073

Email: nikjohn@gmail.com

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

 

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Israel

PhD student: The Arrival of the Internet in Israel: The Local Diffusion of a Global Technology (2001-2008)

Advisor: Prof. Eva Illouz

 

Fast-track M.A. student (1999-2001)

 

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, England

BA (Hons) Class I: Social and Political Sciences (1992-1995)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Illouz, Eva and Nicholas John. 2007. Romantic webs: emotions, the body and the Internet. Chapter 3 of Illouz, E. (2007). Cold intimacies: the making of emotional capitalism. Malden, MA: Polity Press.

 

Illouz, Eva, and Nicholas John. 2007. “Oprah Winfrey and Women’s Autobiography: A Televisual Performance of the Reflexive Self”. In I’m Every Woman: The Phenomenon of Oprah. Watson, Elwood and Jennifer Harris (Eds).

 

Illouz, Eva, and Nicholas John. 2003. "Global Habitus, Local Stratification and Symbolic Struggles over Identity: The Case of McDonald's Israel." American Behavioral Scientist, 47:201-229

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

“Israeli Internet Pioneers”, presented at the Annual Conference of the Israel Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Israel, April 2009

 

“The future of the ISP industry in Israel”, presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL), Israel, March, 2009

 

“Unicode and the Glocalization of the Internet”, Conference organized by the Netvision Institute for Internet Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel, March 2006

 

“The Internet as a cultural aspect of globalization in Israel”, presented at the 35th Conference of the Israeli Sociological Society, Beer Sheva, Israel, February 2004

 

“Global Habitus, Local Stratification and Symbolic Struggles over Identity: The Case of McDonald's Israel”, presented at Bourdieu and Israeli Society, The van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, November 2003

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Israel

·        Sociology of the Internet (2006)

·        Computer Applications in Sociology and Anthropology (2000-2006)

·        Academic Writing (2003-2005)

·        Sociological Theory (teaching assistant to MA course) (2002)

 

Ha’Michlela Le’Minhal, Rishon Le’Tzion

·        Introduction to Sociology (2004-2006)

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

 

I currently work as a Research Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting at Tel Aviv University. I also work as freelance academic translator, and have translated numerous articles and three books.

 

Basic information
Gender :
Male
Status :
Married
Most prominent role :
None
Education qualification :
Doctorate
Languages :
English, Hebrew
Research information
Interest in Cooperative research related to :
• Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities
• ICT - Information & communication technologies
Interest in Individual research related to :
• Social Sciences & Humanities
Type of research :
• Relevant for intergovernmental non-commercial external organisations (e.g. European Union, United Nations, OECD)
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ACTIVITIES AND AREAS OF INTEREST

  • The catalogue of disasters of the futures researchers from Tel Aviv
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    Unofficial translation of an article about ICTAF and its work for iKnow
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  • Desalinated Water

    Desalinated Water

    More then half of water supply will come from desalination.

     
     
  • Super-efficient power lines with almost zero resistance

    Super-efficient power lines with almost zero resistance

    Future breakthrough in high-temperature superconductors or carbon nanotubes (CNT) enable loss-less transmission of electrical power. Carbon nanotubes exhibit so-called "ballistic conductivity", which is effectively similar to s...

     
     
  • e-Terrorism

    e-Terrorism

    Terrorists with implanted chips are remote-controlled

     
     
  • End of Work

    End of Work

    Advances in automation, robotics and ICT renders most human work unnecessary, with major economic and social consequences. Unemployment becomes a norm.

     
     
  • Unexpected environmental change due to nano-tech

    Unexpected environmental change due to nano-tech

    Nanosensors designed to detect trace concentrations of biochemicals lead to absorption of nanoparticles into the body and environment, concentrating in water and soil, and eventually linking with natural organisms, causing unkn...

     
     
  • AIDS transmittable by air

    AIDS transmittable by air

    The AIDS virus mutates and becomes transmittable by air.

     
     
  • Institutionalised veganism

    Institutionalised veganism

    Owing to the proven harmful health impacts of eating meat and the inefficiencies involved in the production of eggs, milk and so on, all animal-based products are illegalised

     
     
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    In Venray, Holland, in April 2008, animal rights activists successfully thwarted the planning of an innovative science park where some companies would potentially conduct research with animals . The activists used both lawful ...

     
     
  • Widespread availability of innovative technologies and off-the-shelf components

    Widespread availability of innovative technologies and off-t ...

    Unlike the past, when most of the innovative technologies originated from the defense and security research, nowadays most innovative technologies result from the new global competitive economy and the worldwide consumers deman...

     
     
  • Growing dependence of society on technologies

    Growing dependence of society on technologies

    There is a growing dependence of modern society on technologies, e.g. interconnected infrastructures in transport, energy, information and other fields. Also the everyday activities of individuals are more and more dependent on...

     
     
  • RepRap printer

    RepRap printer

    The RepRap (a short for Replicating Rapid-prototyper) project is working towards creating a cheap and easy-to-use rapid prototype machine that can construct plastic products after downloading a detailed description form a comp...

     
     
  • Research outsourcing

    Research outsourcing

    India and China offer high quality and low cost research services to the EU and US (signal for outsourcing the majority of the EU R&D).

     
     
  • Intelligent electric power demand and distribution control

    Intelligent electric power demand and distribution control

    Research is underway on “Smart” Electric Power systems where there can be much more management of consumer demand and power distribution

     
     
  • Evaluation of hydrogen storage and distribution systems underway

    Evaluation of hydrogen storage and distribution systems unde ...

    Research is underway to generate needed information on the safety, efficiency and other features of Hydrogen storage and distribution systems

     
     
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