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Media@McGill’s Participatory Open Online Course (POOC)

Media@McGill’s Participatory Open Online Course (POOC) on The Participatory Condition is now open for registration (http://www.pcond.ca/pooc/). This free, non-credited online course runs from October 15 to December 6, 2013. The POOC interrogates a range of issues pertaining to the history, problems and possibilities of participatory media in contemporary society, and will focus on aspects of mediated participation including surveillance, the predicament […]

Value and Currency in Peer Production (Due Jan 22, 2013)

The Journal of Peer Production CFP: Value and Currency in Peer Production Edited by: Nathaniel Tkacz, Nicolás Mendoza and Francesca Musiani The marriage of cryptography and the dynamics of open-source have now produced a working distributed currency system. Bitcoin, as the most notable example, can be understood as a new technics of exchange inspired by […]

Community-Based Multifunctional Farms and Regional Food Systems

Community-Based Multifunctional Farms in New England and their Relationship to Regional Food Systems: Report of 2011 Farm Surveys Webinar Tuesday, December 11, 12:00-1:00pm EST Presenter: Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont Moderator: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension Given the growing interest in understanding the relationship between food systems and small/medium-sized community farms, this webinar will […]

BODYWARE: Information Systems in the Age of Augmented Body and Enhanced Mind

19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013) Chicago, Illinois, USA (http://amcis2013.aisnet.org) 15-17 August 2013 Paper submission Starts: January 4, 2013 Paper submission Finishes: February 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2013 Conference: August 15-17, 2013, Chicago, Illinois As the major trend towards a hyperconnected world continues to connect anything […]

Measuring Influence in Social Media (Due April 30, 2013)

Call for Papers: American Behavioral Scientist, Special Issue on Measuring Influence in Social Media Editors: – Anatoliy Gruzd <gruzd@dal.ca>, School of Information Management,  Dalhousie University, Canada – Barry Wellman <wellman@chass.utoronto.ca>, S.D. Clark Professor of  Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada Submission deadline: *April 30, 2013* More info at https://bit.ly/cfpInfluence

CHI 2013 Workshop on “Designing for- and with- Vulnerable People” (Due Jan 11, 2013)

27 or 28 April 2013, Paris, France http://di.ncl.ac.uk/vulnerability/ The workshop will be held as part of CHI 2013 (https://chi2013.acm.org/), the annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, that will be held in Paris, France between the 27 April and 2 May 2013. The workshop will be held on a single day prior to the […]

CHI Workshop on Geographic Human-Computer Interaction – Call For Papers (Due Jan 11, 2013)

April 27-28, 2013 (at CHI 2013) Paris, France http://geohci2013.grouplens.org @geohci Position Statements Due: January 11, 2013 Geography is increasingly important to areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) ranging from social computing to mobile computing to natural user interfaces. Similarly, research in geography focuses more and more on HCI-related topics. There have been few opportunities, however, for […]

Social Media Helps Diabetes Patients (And Drugmakers) Connect (NPR – 12/3/12)

When Kerri Sparling was 7 years old, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Her family didn’t know anyone with the disease, so they sent her to diabetes camp — “where every single camper had Type 1 diabetes,” she says. “That was my first sense of not only other people who had diabetes, but a […]

Twitter and Microblogging: Political, Professional and Personal Practices

Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom 10 – 12 April 2013 (Paper deadline: Dec 10, 2012) Twitter and other micro-blogging platforms, with their short messages, in some cases circulated to millions of followers, were at first viewed with condescension and amusement: famously David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, opined, “Too many tweets make a twat.” Other […]