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learning and research in second life

Please join us in a workshop on learning and research in Second Life on October 17, 2007 in Vancouver at Internet Research 8.0 (http://

Paper Deadline August 15th.

Second Life(R) is a 3d virtual environment created by Linden Lab which has captured the attentions of researchers and teachers from around the world from a variety of disciplines.

This workshop aims to improve the understanding of Second Life as a Learning and Research environment. It will bring 35 researchers together to collaborate, discuss and workshop diverse topics related to research and learning in Second Life. We will pursue a full-day schedule in which participants will discuss their work and interests on four different topics: learning in Second Life, integrated learning, the contributions of research to the community and ethical research methods. How can we better enable learning in this sphere? How can we better enable research?

As a highlight, Robin Linden will give a talk to the group, and members of Linden Lab will participate throughout the day.

We encourage researchers to submit papers and short biography to which will be selected and distributed amongst participants before the workshop. First invitations will be offered to those who provide full papers for consideration.

These papers have two purposes: first is to provide a common platform for understanding our research and teaching and second submitted papers may be considered for publication in an edited volume being produced in relation to the workshop, or possibly in peer reviewed publication derived from the workshop (these are currently under discussion).

Subsequent invitation will be made based upon research/teaching statement and biography. If you are interested in participating, please send an email containing your information to

Decisions will be made by September 1st, barring incident. There is a limit of 35 participants at the physical meeting; the event will be simulcast into Second Life.

We welcome professionals, faculty and graduate students to participate.

This workshop is sponsored by Linden Lab creators of Second Life and is organized by Jeremy Hunsinger and Aleks Krotoski. Free lunch, coffee breaks and the room is included in participation.

July 9, 2007   3 Comments

Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0

Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0:
Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0

The Social Informatics Research Unit (SIRU), University of York, will be running a conference on 5/6th September entitled ‘Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0′. This is in collaboration with the Taylor and Francis Journal Information, Communication & Society (iCS) and the ESRC e-Society Programme.
If you are interested in attending please email, and all details will be sent to you as they become available.
For further information, please visit 6/11/07 12:26 PM cbellamy web2.0


looks interesting… I’d love to go, but i’m out of travel funds.

June 11, 2007   No Comments

International Prize of Digital Literature

International Prize of Digital Literature:
Submissions are now open for the annual Ciutat de Vinaros International Prize of Digital Literature, with a deadline of 14th September 2007. Works may be submitted in French, Spanish or Catalan, Italian or Portuguese, as well as in English. The two main prizes are in “Digital Narrative” and “Digital Poetry”, each offering a large purse of 2,500 euros to the winner (about £1,700). Works must be unpublished, have a high quality as interactive design and as literature, and should “explore and use the possibilities of the computer as a space for creation”.


great.. we need more of these.

May 23, 2007   No Comments

The 3rd Living Knowledge conference

‘Communities building knowledge: innovation through citizens’ science and university engagement’

will take place in Paris from 30 August 30 till 1 September 2007.
The conference will provide a forum where information on community based
research, carried out in both community and academic settings, on new forms
of partnerships between research and civil society and on new modes of
innovation, can be shared and developed. It aims at disseminating and
exchanging information on community based and participatory research, on
citizens’ science and cooperative innovation.

Registration for the conference is open now!

You can also submit a proposal for a contribution (workshop or presentation)
within on of the five conference theme’s. At the conference website you will
find an overview of topics that can be addressed in the theme’s. The
(extended) deadline to submit a proposal is April 30.
Proposals can be submitted online at the conference website

Conference themes:
* University engagement with communities
* Citizens’ science and social movements
* Research policy – from local to global
* Innovation and citizens – added values for communities
* Participatory processes in science and technology

For additional information about the conference you can contact

I kindly request you to forward this announcement to your colleagues
and in your networks.

The conference organisation committee and the Living Knowledge
Network hope to meet you in Paris this summer.

Caspar de Bok

3rd Living Knowledge conference

Communities building knowledge:
innovation through citizens’ science and university engagement

Paris (Fr): August 30 – September 1, 2007

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The 3rd Living Knowledge conference

May 1, 2007   No Comments

4th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society

4th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society:
Technology Conference 2008

Welcome to website of the Fourth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society.

The inaugural Technology Conference was held at the University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco, in February 2005. Since then, the conference has been held in Hyderabad, India, 12-15 December 2005, a symposium on Technology and Democracy was held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, 9-10 June 2006, and the Third International Conference at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, 9-12 January, 2007.


this could be cool

April 29, 2007   No Comments

CFP: Changing politics through digital networks

Changing politics through digital networks: The role of ICTs in the
formation of new social and political actors and actions.

5-6 October 2007, Political Science Faculty, University of Florence, Italy

Organized by:

Department of Political Science and Sociology (DISPO), University of
Florence in collaboration with the Social Informatics Research Unit (SIRU)
based in the Department of Sociology, University of York

Sponsored by the journal: Information, Communication and Society (iCS)

Key note speakers include:

o Lance Bennett (University of Washington, USA)
o Donatella della Porta (European University Institute, Florence, Italy)
o Tim Jordan (Open University UK)
o Michele Micheletti (Karlstad University, Sweden)

It will address such questions as:

o How can ICTs be best used to facilitate the formation of social and
political identities?

o Do the ways ICTs are embedded in new social and political movements
contribute to change the sociological content of the relationships between
them, their members and their constituency?

o How can ICTs be best used to influence political processes and outcomes
at local, national and transnational levels?

Theoretical and empirical works focusing on political and
sociological aspects of such analytical dimensions as power structures,
organization, technologies, communication, individual and collective
behaviors are welcomed.

The full cfp and submission details are available on the symposium website

March 10, 2007   No Comments

Designed Objects: New Craft – Future Voices (conference)

August 10, 2006   No Comments

Transdisciplinary Studies

Transdisciplinary Studies

Transdisciplinary Studies is an internationally oriented book series created to generate new theories and practices to extricate transdisciplinary research from the confining discourses of traditional disciplinarities. Within transdisciplinary domains, this series will publish empirically grounded, theoretically sound work seeking to identify and solve global problems that conventional disciplinary perspectives cannot capture. Transdisciplinary Studies seeks to accentuate those aspects of scholarly research which cut across todays learned disciplines in an effort to define new axiologies and forms of praxis. This series intends to promote a new appreciation for transdisciplinary research to audiences that are seeking ways of understanding complex, global problems that many now realize disciplinary perspectives cannot fully address. Scholars, policy makers, educators and researchers working to address issues in technology studies, public finance, discourse studies, professional ethics, political analysis, learning, ecological systems, modern medicine, and other fields clearly are ready to begin investing in transdisciplinary models of research. It is for those many different audiences in these diverse fields that we hope to reach, not merely with topical research, but also through considering new epistemic and ontological foundations for of transdisciplinary research.

May 26, 2006   No Comments

International Workshop in Madrid using open source technologies for artistic production

Media Lab Madrid, together with David Cuartielles (Arduino), Casey Reas
(Processing), Zach Liebermann (Code Artist), and Hans C. Steiner
(PureData) are proud to present a two weeks project development workshop
to happen in Madrid – Spain between April 17 – 30, 2006.

Main goal to this workshop is to create projects including open source
technologies in an open source way. All the pieces will be then exhibited
for -at least- another three weeks, and then will be toured through
different venues. So far already two festivals to happen before the summer
2006 have manifested their interest in getting this work.

The workshop is fully financed by Media Lab Madrid and the Centro Cultural
Conde Duque. You only have to take care of your transportation +
accomodation in the area.

For more information and downloading the application forms, please check
the following web-sites:


i wish i could go to this, but i’m teaching this semester, so i can’t spare two weeks.

March 23, 2006   No Comments

Learning Inquiry

Call for papers

Learning Inquiry

A new journal from Springer

Editors: Jason Nolan and Jeremy Hunsinger


Learning Inquiry is a refereed scholarly journal, devoted to establishing the area of “learning” as a focus for transdisciplinary study. The journal is a forum centered on learning that remains open to varied objects of inquiry, including machine, human, plant and animal learning as well as the processes of learning in business, government, and the professions, both in formal and informal environments. This journal is of importance to those interested in learning, understanding its contexts, and anticipating its future. The journal will also present special issues that identify the central areas of learning inquiry to provide focus for future research. Learning Inquiry strikes a balance between presenting innovative research and documenting current knowledge to foster a scholarly dialogue on learning that is independent of domain and methodological restrictions.

Editorial Board of Learning Inquiry
David Berliner, Arizona State University, USA
Megan Boler, University of Toronto, Canada
Erik De Corte, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Kattie Embree, Columbia University, USA
Charles Ess, Drury University, USA & Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Jim Garrison, Virginia Tech, USA
Henry Giroux, McMaster University, Canada
Mimi Ito, University of Southern California, USA & Keio University, Japan
Cushla Kapitzke, University of Queensland, Australia
Heinz Mandl, Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany
Kinshuk, Massey University, New Zealand
Penina Mlama, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Nuria Oliver, Microsoft, USA
Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College, USA
Ingvar Sigurgeirsson, Iceland University of Education, Iceland
Joel Weiss, University of Toronto, Canada

Submit Your Research to Learning Inquiry

Learning Inquiry is currently accepting manuscripts through our fully web-enabled online manuscript submission and review system. Manuscripts should be submitted at . Manuscripts should be written for an audience that is general in scope, and submissions can include essays, research articles, forums, and review articles that document the state of knowledge and recent developments in the field. Visit for further information and to sign up for information alerts about upcoming issues of Learning Inquiry.

ISSN 1558-2973 (print version) I ISSN 1558-2981 (electronic version)

March 1, 2006   No Comments