Dr Peter Day lectures in Media Studies with special teaching and research interests in community networking and community informatics.
Peter has spearheaded a number of projects and initiatives including the international Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) and Sussex Community Internet Project (SCIP). His Community Media 4 Kenya project involves students from Brighton in vital digital connectivity work in Africa.
Lecturing in Media Studies at the University of Brighton, Dr. Peter Day has a long history of academic and practical experience in the community technology movement. A founder member of the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN)—an international network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers concerned with enabling communities through the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)—Peter also helped establish the Sussex Community Internet Project (SCIP) a community technology advocacy organisation and ICT service provider for the community and voluntary sector in Sussex. He was Principle Investigator on ESRC & BSCKE funded projects and has undertaken commissioned research for the Community Development Foundation and IBM, as well as the Open Society Institute.
Peter has published extensively in the field of community networking and community informatics and is currently engaged in developing a community media component of the curriculum, in which students learn to collaborate with community groups on media projects that address social needs, are enjoyable and provide both students and community partners the opportunity to be creative. Recent projects include Community Media 4 Kenya, a community based learning approach that sees university students fundraise a trip to Kenya, where they deliver media training workshops with local groups, as part of their undergraduate experiential learning processes. Other projects include, digital stories, community video and photography, community journalism and poster design tutorials. How imaginative can you be in designing socially useful media projects?
Day, Peter (2011) Community informatics - the purpose of research and practice: an applied interpretation In: CIRN Prato Community Informatics Conference 2011, Monash Centre, Prato, Italy, 9-11 November 2011.
Day, Peter (2011) Community-based learning: a model for higher education and community partnerships Journal of Community Informatics, 7 (3). ISSN 1712-4441
Day, Peter, Cox, Matthew, Hillyard, Grace, Korczynska, Agnieszka, McConkey, Charlotte, Niven, Harriet, Timson, Daisy and Wonham, Martin (2009) Empowerment through community-based learning: a double edged sword In: CIRN 2009: Empowering communities: learning from community informatics practice, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy, 4-6 November 2009.
Day, Peter (2009) An Engagement Strategy for Community Network Research and Design In: Whitworth, Brian and de Moor, Aldo, eds. Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 78-93. ISBN 9781605662640
Day, Peter and Schuler, D. (2006) Community practice in the network society: pathways toward civic intelligence In: Purcell, P., ed. Networked neighbourhoods: the online community in context. Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 19-46. ISBN 1846282675
Day, Peter and Schuler, D. (2004) Community practice in the network society: local action/global interaction [Edited Collections]
Day, Peter and Schuler, Douglas (2004) Community practice: an alternative vision of the network society In: Day, Peter and Schuler, Douglas, eds. Community practice in the network society: local action/global interaction. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 3-20. ISBN 0415301955
Day, Peter and Schuler, Douglas (2004) Integrating practice, policy, and research In: Day, Peter and Schuler, Douglas, eds. Community practice in the network society: local action/global interaction. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 215-229. ISBN 0415301955
Schuler, Douglas and Day, Peter (2004) Prospects for a new public sphere In: Schuler, Douglas and Day, Peter, eds. Shaping the network society: the new role of civic society in cyberspace. The MIT Press, UK, pp. 353-375. ISBN 026219497X
Schuler, Douglas and Day, Peter (2004) Shaping the network society: opportunities and challenges In: Schuler, Douglas and Day, Peter, eds. Shaping the network society: the new role of civic society in cyberspace. The MIT Press, UK, pp. 1-16. ISBN 026219497X
Schuler, D. and Day, Peter (2004) Shaping the network society: the new role of civil society in cyberspace The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA. ISBN 026219497X
Day, Peter (2003) Community (information and communication) technology: policy, partnership and practice. In: Marshall, Stewart, Taylor, Wal and Yu, Xinghuo, eds. Using community informatics to transform regions. Idea Group Publishing, London, UK, pp. 18-36. ISBN 1591402786
Day, Peter (2003) Community practice in the network society: a framework for participatory action research and development In: Gurstein, M., Menou, M. and Stafeev, S., eds. Community networking and community informatics: prospects, approaches and instruments - Part 1 Global experience. Centre for Community Networking and Information Policy Studies, St Petersburg, Russia, pp. 50-65.
Day, Peter (2002) Community informatics: policy, partnership and practice In: Making IT: make IT happen - proceedings from the ITiRA conference 2002. Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia.
Day, Peter (2002) Designing democratic community networks: involving communities through civil participation In: Tanabe, M., van den Besselaar, P. and Ishida, T., eds. Digital cities II: second Kyoto workshop on digital cities, Kyoto, Japan, October 18-20, 2001. Revised Papers. Lecture notes in computer science, 2362/2002 . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 125-129. ISBN 0302-9743
Horner, David and Day, Peter (1995) Labour and the information society: trades union policies for teleworking Journal of Information Science, 21 (5). pp. 333-341. ISSN 0165-5515