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Social Computing Group Workshop

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The UCSB Social Computing Group held a workshop on Friday May 30th on the present and future of social computing with guests Joan DiMicco (IBM Collaborative User Experience Group), Tad Hirsch (MIT Media Lab), Peter Kollock (Sociology Dept., UCLA), Larry Sanger (a founder of Wikipedia, Editor-in-Chief of the Citizendium), and Nancy van House (School of Information, UC Berkeley). The workshop is a small-scale, by-invitation-only event designed to facilitate brainstorming.

Workshop Schedule:

  • 8:00—Breakfast

  • 8:30 – 9:15—Introductions (led by: Alan Liu)

  • 9:30 – 10:45—Conversation Roundtable 1 (co-leads: Joan DiMicco, Alan Liu)

  • 11:00 – 12:00—Bluesky Group Presentation & Discussion (co-leads: Pablo Colapinto, Darren Hardy, Rama Hoetzlein)

  • 12:00 – 1:00—Lunch

  • 1:00 – 2:15—Conversation Roundtable 2 (co-leads: Peter Kollock, Tad

  • 2:30 – 3:45—Conversation Roundtable 3 (co-leads: Nancy Van House, Larry Sanger)

  • 4:00 – 5:00—Critique Session (led by Kevin Almeroth)

For more information, visit the UCSB Social Computing Workshop Wiki.

About the UCSB Social Computing Group:
The UCSB Social Computing Group includes faculty and graduate students from several UCSB centers, programs, and initiatives—including the Center for Information Technology & Society, the Transliteracies Project, the Credibility & Digital Media@UCSB Project, the Bren School, Computer Science, Media Arts & Technology, Education, and Sociology.

  Kimberly Knight, 05.22.08

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