Updates on five student projects from the course “Information and Communications Technologies for Social Enterprise” that have already become full-fledged companies serving the developing world — plus a web platform that is just about to to open its doors to the public.
New research by Ph.D. student Elisa Oreglia looks under the surface of rural Chinese Internet use and reveals a rich nuanced relationship between older, less-educated Chinese villagers, computers, and the Internet.
New research by Jenna Burrell looks under the surface of Internet culture in Ghana, exploring why many Ghanaians have struggled to form connections with foreigners and to share in the prosperity of the information age.
“If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried.” Doctoral student Melissa Densmore is defying this conventional wisdom, hosting a session that welcomes — and attempts to learn from — experiences of failure.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience of “ideas worth spreading.” At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
Ph.D. students Megan Finn, Elisa Oreglia, Stuart Geiger, Christo Sims, and Bob Bell present their research on technology circulation in China, information dissemination for humanitarian relief efforts, online communities in physical space, gender and identity in digital youth culture, and African entrepreneurship, in at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science.
A new blog, “Ethnography Matters,” was launched this week by assistant professor Jenna Burrell and I School alumnae Heather Ford and Rachelle Annechino (MIMS ’11). The blog will focus on ethnography and technology, with practical advice for practicing ethnographers and other technology researchers.