Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS)http://www.cits.ucsb.edu
CITS is dedicated to research and education about the cultural transitions and social innovations associated with technology. It has a diverse team of more than a dozen scholars in the social sciences, engineering, and the humanities. They conduct research, organize public forums, provide multi-disciplinary doctoral education on technology and society, and facilitate partnerships with industry and the public sector. Their research examines many aspects of the social and cultural transitions occurring today, with particular focus on technological and three distinct topics: civic engagement and the transformation of community; global cultures; and learning and information literacy. CITS oversees the optional PhD emphasis in Technology and Society.