Information Science + Studies

Our mission is to study and create new information technologies and to analyze their impact on art, culture, science, commerce, society, policy, and the environment.

Information Science + Studies at Duke began in 2001 as part of a University effort to consider the ways in which the digital revolution is transforming teaching and learning and society at large. ISS helps students fill the gap between current academic training and the increasing demand in all professions for a broad understanding of the legal, social, philosophical, computational, and aesthetic issues concerning information technology and other related innovations. The program's integrated curriculum combines topics and practices including information management; photonics and visualization; multimedia design; issues of security, privacy, and property; and the history of science and technology.

Latest News

Sunday, August 28, 2016
ISS Project Featured at Rubenstein Library

On September 1 the Rubenstein Library will officially open an exhibit drawing on their collection of Music resources. Join us at 3-5pm at Rubenstein's Library for the open house...

Friday, August 26, 2016
Fall Open House

Join the Information Science + Studies Program and the Bass Connections Information, Society and Culture theme leaders for an Open House event on Wednesday, October 31, from 330-...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
STEAM Challenge Awards at the Nasher on Saturday, 4/23 at 10am

The 8 finalist teams for the Duke STEAM Challenge 2016 will be presenting their final projects at the Nasher Museum on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00-12:30pm. Awards will be...

Monday, March 28, 2016
Fall 2016 Course Registration

ISS Fall 2016 Courses are now available for bookbagging! Check out some of our Fall offerings here: Current and Potential Undergraduate Certificate Students