Today, such terms as virtual community, blogging, podcasting, and smart mobs have become commonplace, yet each represents a complex system of hardware, software, and people, shaped by perceptions, norms, rules, and habits, and occurring within varied social and cultural settings.
The Communities and Technologies biennial international conference serves as a forum for stimulating and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities — both physical and virtual — and information and communication technologies. Researchers studying aspects of this interaction between communities and technologies, regardless of disciplinary background, are invited to submit original contributions to the Third International Conference on Communities and Technologies.
C&T 2007 speakers will include:
- Judith Donath, Director of the Sociable Media Group, MIT Media Lab
- Rob Malda and Jeff Bates, creators of Slashdot
- Marc Smith, Director of the Community Technologies Group, Microsoft Research
Official Website: https://ebusiness.tc.msu.edu/cct2007/index.html
Added by willow on April 5, 2007