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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 ( 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 ( 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 <>, School of Information Management,  Dalhousie University, Canada – Barry Wellman <>, S.D. Clark Professor of  Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada Submission deadline: *April 30, 2013* More info at

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

27 or 28 April 2013, Paris, France The workshop will be held as part of CHI 2013 (, 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 @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 […]