A Shared Space & A Space for Sharing
Researching online sharing by people in extreme circumstances.
What information do people from difficult and dangerous circumstances share online?
What does this teach us about how trust and empathy are established and maintained in online relationships? And what can all of this tell us about sharing, trust and empathy in the offline world?
Commissioned for Festival of the Mind 2016
Sheffield theatre company Dead Earnest present a performance based on the real experiences of women living with breast cancer who use the web to share information and experiences about their illness.Read more..>
About the Project
‘A Shared Space and a Space for Sharing’ is an innovative research project that aims to answer these questions. The project explores the online relationships and behaviour of people affected by: natural disasters, life-threatening, terminal and chronic illnesses, organ and tissue donation, emotional distress, illicit drug use.Read more..>
News & Events
The third Advisory Panel meeting for the Space for Sharing project was hosted by the University of Sheffield Information School on Friday 3rd February 2017. As well as providing an environment for Advisory Panel and Project Team Members to discuss individual ResearchRead more..>
Our project explores the online relationships and behaviour of people affected by a variety of extreme circumstances.