Computer-mediated Communication

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Associate Professor
technology appropriation in non-Western societies, technology and socio-economic development, qualitative research methods
Coye Cheshire
Associate Professor
Trust, social exchange, social psychology, and information exchange
Niloufar Salehi is an assistant professor at the School of Information at UC Berkeley..
Assistant Professor

Recent Publications

Dec 15, 2018

What can machines know about the mind? This dissertation seeks to understand people’s beliefs about this question: how these beliefs affect and arise from interactions with digital sensors, from prior beliefs about the mind and the body; and how these beliefs may shape the design of technical systems in the future.

The purpose of this dissertation is twofold. First, it surfaces that the boundary between sensing bodies and sensing minds is unstable, deeply entangled with social context and beliefs about the body and mind. Second, it proposes the porousness of this boundary as a site for studying the role that biosensing devices will play in near future. As biosensors creep into smart watches, bands, and ingestibles, their ability to divine not just what these bodies do, but what they think and feel, presents an under-explored avenue for understanding and imagining how thesetechnologies will come to matter in the course of life.

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An increasing number of apps let users share their heartrate with friends. Now a pair of researchers are exploring how sharing your biosignals can affect your interpersonal interactions.

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School of Information faculty and students are presenting their research on human-computer interaction in Toronto this week at the annual CHI conference.
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Elisa Oreglia honored for the best graduate student paper on China and inner Asia at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference.
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How can students work together in the new generation of online courses? And how can online systems support and encourage peer learning? A new School of Information research project aims to answer these questions and more.
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Research on Sharetribe, a community sharing site, found that users fear owing each other a debt of gratitude and are reluctant to ask for help.
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New research reveals how information systems can replace person-to-person service encounters by substituting information for interaction.
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Adjunct professor Xiao Qiang documents the spread of subversive online wordplay and its implications for China’s sense of national identity and political future.
Coye Cheshire <br />(Photo by <a href="http://bit.ly/GOgROu">Heather Ford</a>)
Professor Coye Cheshire analyzes how people decide who to trust, and how to design systems to help build trusting communities.
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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.