From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.
This site documents the process and the results.
On 14-16 October 2005, I attended a conference on "Re-Activism" in Budapest. It was organized collaboratively by The Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Central European University, the Open Society Institute , andthe Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Re:activism conference addressed "what role social activism can play in the broad process in which emerging new media technologies transform existing structures of cultural, economic and political power."
This is kinda old news, but I just think some people may be interested to read some papers presented there. If it's the case, just go to a conference website. Btw, a very interesting keynote speech of Jochai Benkler (who will also give a lecture at the Annenberg speaker series) is available here.
I also found one post-conference report written by Jerneja Rebernak from Institute of Network Cultures here.