Fourteen students, faculty, visiting scholars, and alumni of the School of Information will present their work at the upcoming ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Seattle, Washington, February 11–15.
Doctoral student Elisa Oreglia is the co-author of the paper “A Gift from the City: Mobile Phones in Rural China,” which will be presented in the “Ethnography in the Very Wild” session. Oreglia’s research focuses on the circulation of technology and knowledge between rural and urban China and the role played by young migrant workers. Oreglia is also one of the organizers of the conference workshop Learning from Marginalized Users: Reciprocity in HCI4D.
Doctoral student Daniela Rosner will present the paper “The Material Practices of Collaboration.” Rosner is a fourth-year doctoral student whose research investigates how technologies encode cultural histories, and traces the ways in which materials and technical skills intertwine.
Associate professor Coye Cheshire and I School alumnus Judd Antin (Ph.D. 2010) are co-authors of the paper “Technology–Mediated Contributions: Editing Behaviors Among New Wikipedians.” Antin is now a research scientist at Yahoo! Research. Antin is also part of the panel discussion “Some of all Human Knowledge: Gender and Participation in Peer Production.”
Visiting scholars Airi Lampinen and Kai Huotari, both of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, join Cheshire to present the position paper “Privacy Management Strategies and Online Photo Sharing: A Pilot Survey” in the conference workshop Reconciling Privacy with Social Media. The results from the pilot survey are the first public reporting of an ongoing survey project. Lampinen and Cheshire also serve on the workshop’s program committee.
The same workshop includes the paper “Reconceptualizing Privacy for Social Media Research and Design” by I School doctoral student Jennifer King and assistant professor Deirdre Mulligan. King’s research focuses on information privacy and the Internet, and how people make their privacy decisions.
I School research will also be on display in the conference’s poster session.
Cheshire joins I School doctoral student Andrew Brooks in presenting the poster “Ad-itudes: Twitter Users & Advertising.” Brooks is interested in information networks and how the design of those networks influences behavior.
Research by alumni is also on display. MIMS alumnus Daniel Perry (MIMS 2011), now a doctoral student at the University of Washington, presents the poster “Measuring Distributed Affect in Collaborative Games.” The poster “Local Experts and Online Review Sites” includes research by Antin.
Cheshire and Brooks worked on the poster “Glitter: A Mixed-methods Study of Twitter Use during Glee Broadcasts” with MIMS alumni Kimra McPherson and F. Yo-Shang Cheng (both MIMS 2011) and visiting scholar Huotari. The study is a part of a larger project investigating live tweeting during TV watching.
The CSCW conference is a premier venue for research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, and communities. CSCW 2012 brings together top researchers and practitioners who are interested in both the technical and social aspects of collaboration. The conference is sponsored by SIGCHI, the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction. CSCW 2012 will be the twenty-fourth CSCW conference.