Media Release: Webmaster reveals how the internet is a large surfeit of information at science talk

THE internet is now an integral part of our lives as we shop, find partners and share news through it. More and more, governments, broadcasters and advertisers are using it as a way of communicating with the masses.

Dr David Pullinger, the head of Digital Policy at the Central Office of Information, and former director of the Church of Scotland’s Society, Religion and Technology Project, will be talking about the impact the web has had in everyday life at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on Monday (April 18).

Dr Pullinger has been associated with work on online information systems from 1979.  He saw the introduction of the internet with the first online electronic journals, and helped establish standards for their display while working in commercial publishing companies.

He is currently head of Digital Policy for the Central Office of Information where he sets the strategy and standards for how government uses digital media.

The talk called, ‘The Internet: In Whose Image?’, sponsored by the Church of Scotland’s Society, Religion and Technology Project, at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, Crichton Street, starts at 8pm.

Since  was established in 1970 the Church of Scotland’s Society, Religion and Technology Project has added a great deal to the life of the church and its capacity to comment on difficult issues in society.

The SRT Project’s aim is to help the church in being faithful to Jesus’ call to his followers to be the “salt and light” in the world, including areas of science and technology. In its 40-year history, the project has engaged in a wide range of issues from nanotechnology to synthetic life.

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For further information, please contact Karen Hunter, Administrator, Society, Religion and Technology Project, Church of Scotland Offices, on 0131 225 5722 ext 362,

13th April, 2011


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