From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.

This site documents the process and the results.

conferences and pedagogy

Brett Steele speaks to Networked Publics, 1 December, 4.30pm

Brett Steele, the Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London will be speaking to Networked Publics on the methods of networked pedagogy that the AA is employing.

The presentation will take place at 4pm on Thursday, 1 December, in the second floor conference room of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, 746 West Adams Boulevard.

Make sure you read the street signs carefully prior to parking, as at 4pm parking is permitted on only a section of Adams.

Submitted by kvarnelis on December 1, 2005 - 2:39pm

Conference backchannels: distributed intelligence or divided attention

Nicolas Nova calls out this recent paper on "back-channels" at conferences.

Conference backchannels: distributed intelligence or divided attention:

Jacobs N, Mcfarlane A. (2005) Conferences as learning communities: some early lessons in using `back-channel’ technologies at an academic conference - distributed intelligence or divided attention? Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Vol. 21, No. 5., pp. 317-329

Submitted by jbleecker on December 1, 2005 - 5:10am

alternatives to panelism

my hope in writing this this blog entry is to get some debate going amongst theis site's readership about approriate conference models for netpublics. i've thown in my two cents from the experiences i've had in organizing events, i hope others can do the same.

after its last meeting, the netpublics group started looking at lovink and scholtz's description of their experiences in putting on the free-cooperation event in theit text the abc's of conferencing. lovink and scholtz's critique on panelism rings true to experiences i have also had in organizing events.

Submitted by mtuters on November 26, 2005 - 8:29pm