Worlds of Work: Communication and Information Technologies
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008
8:00-8:45 Continental Breakfast
8:45- 9:00 Introduction
9:00-10:00 Keynote and Recipient of the Microsoft CITASA Port 25 Award
"Researching Free/Libre Open Source Software Communities"
University of Manchester, UK
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Graduate Students and Mentors Break Out I (Abstracts)
Session 1 : Knowledge Technology and Work
Mentor Panel: Paul DiMaggio, Jane Fountain & Wanda Orlikowski
"When Code Meets Place: Collaboration and Innovation at WiFi Hotspots"
Laura Forlano, Communications,
"Can Knowledge in a Knowledge Production Workplace be Measured Quantitatively?"
Peter Timusk, Systems Sciences Masters Program,
"Managing Customer Relationships During Telephone Sales
in the Context of the Global Distribution of Work Between an Offshored and a French Call Center"
Karine Lan Hing Ting, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications
"Social Construction of the Internet Structure:
Comparative Study on Notebook Retailers between
Ho Young Yoon, Department of Sociology,
Session 2 : Isolation, Interaction and Space in New Technology-Mediated Communication
Mentor Panel: William Bainbridge, Gustavo Mesch & Barry Wellman
"When the Unexpected Occurs: Implications of Context for Copresence and Emotion
in Technology-Mediated Communication"
Celeste Campos and Donna Lancianese, Department of Sociology,
"Warcrack: Examination of Social Isolation Constructs in
Players of Massively Multiplayer OnlineRole Playing Games"
Steven Dashiell, Applied Sociology,
"Behind an Open Source Project: Combining On- and Off-line Ethnographic Methods"
"Expressing Territoriality in Social Systems"
Jennifer Thom-Santelli, Department of Communication,
Mentor Panel: YuWei Lin, Andrea Tapia & Hiroshi Ono
"Integrating usability activities into an open source project hosting website: the case of CodePlex"
"The Social Organization of Free Software Production"
"User-Generated Content and Beyond:
Unpaid Labor, Fandom Community Relations and the Future of Media Production"
Sue Regonini, Applied Anthropology,
"Theorizing the Knowledge-Based Economy Beyond Polanyi:
Lessons from IBM's Pragmatic Embrace of Free and Open Source Software"
Aaron Shaw, Sociology, UC Berkeley
12:30- 1:30 Lunch and Presentation
"Sociological Tools for Exploring Computer-Mediated Collective Action "
Dr. Marc Smith, Senior Research Sociologist
1:45-3:15 Thematic Session: Work and Information Technology (Abstracts)
"Making the Game work? Lessons from Ethnographies of SingStar"
Gordon Fletcher and Ben Light, Salford Business School
3:45-5:15 Graduate Students and Mentors Break Out II (Abstracts)
Session 4 : Organization and Design of Online Knowledge Communities
Mentor Panel: Jane Fountain, Wanda Orlikowski & Barry Wellman
"Community Innovativeness: A New Perspective on Knowledge Creation"
"Design Attributes of Wired Residential Communities for Teleworkers"
Tooran Alizadeh, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning,
"Online Recruiting: Where Career, Community and Social Network Research Meet"
Elfi Ettinger, Department of Information Systems & Change Management,
Session 5 : Online Public Discourse
Mentors: William Bainbridge, Paul DiMaggio & Gustavo Mesch
"Consider the Relationship: The Role of Internet Based Technologies in Health Information Seeking"
"Elections or Selections? Blogging the Nigerian 2007 General Elections"
William Brainbridge, National Science Foundation
Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University
Jane Fountain, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Yu-Wei Lin, University of Manchester, UK
Gustavo Mesch, University of Haifa
Hiroshi Ono, Texas A&M University
Wanda Orlikowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrea Hoplight Tapia, Penn State University
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto
James Witte, Clemson University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sidney-Pacific Graduate Community Building
70 Pacific Street Cambridge, MA 02139
Sarah Gatson, Texas A&M University
Keith N. Hampton, University of Pennsylvania
Yuri Takhteyev, University of California Berkeley
Andrea Tapia, Penn State
Mary Virnoche, Humboldt State University
Jim Witte, Clemson University
The ASA Communication and Information Technologies Pre-Conference and Graduate Student Workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft.