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Placeworlds: Using Virtual Worlds to Foster Civic Engagement

Eric Gordon, Gene Koo
2008 Space and Culture  
About the author Meyrowitz, 1985 , p. 39. 2. Berners-Lee, 1999, p. 4. 3. Castells, 1996  ...  Anderson looks specifically at how mass mediated forms of communication, specifically editorials within newspapers, help construct a collective horizon of place and identity.  ...  factors -context and media are persistently altering the boundaries of normativity and acceptability.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1206331208319743 fatcat:nikfcewtdreohho7pspu6vkc34

Virtual Worlds to Enhance Student Engagement

Janette Grenfell, Ian Warren
2010 International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society  
Both the School of Education and the discipline of Criminology at Deakin University have been using the 3-dimensional virtual environment Second Life to deliver curriculum content and to engage students  ...  In this paper, we provide some examples of how we are using Second Life in our curriculum offerings in Education and Criminology as a tool to promote greater engagement, particularly for students undertaking  ...  capital and the way in which people establish networks, participate and make contributions to the common good of a community.  ... 
doi:10.18848/1832-3669/cgp/v06i01/56066 fatcat:trhut4t74bfnzoep2qiwbltym4

Always on: Libraries in a world of permanent connectivity

Lorcan Dempsey
2008 First Monday  
Diffuse networking changes how we co-ordinate our resources to achieve goals; for example, our use of time and space changes.  ...  Timeshifting is routine, as students are able to listen or watch lectures in the gym or on the train. The use of space to support ad hoc rendezvous and social learning is more important.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to my colleagues Lynne Silipigni Connaway and Brian Lavoie who commented on this piece while it was in draft, and to Gill Needham for her patience and encouragement!  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v14i1.2291 fatcat:uilkasrf3zevllvphjna72i76e

The Museum of All: Institutional Communication Practices in a Participatory Networked World

Daniel Brandão, Nuno Martins, Heitor Alvelos
2012 The Design Journal  
Given the increasing availability of tools for audiovisual production as well as the diversity of networked communication contexts, the roles of the user and the audience have come to assume a participatory  ...  In this paper we will maintain that cultural institutions are increasingly facing the inevitability of a profound revision in their traditional parameters of unidirectional communication.  ...  Acknowledgements The project presented in this paper is being developed as part of the PhD in Digital Media of the Universidade do Porto and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with the support of UT Austin  ... 
doi:10.2752/175630612x13258652805130 fatcat:72gwmoobxjadpgql7sd4aj4d7a

RESLVE

Elizabeth L. Murnane, Bernhard Haslhofer, Carl Lagoze
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13 Companion  
In such settings, the lack of linguistic features and sparse lexical context result in a high degree of ambiguity and sharp performance drops of nearly 50% in the accuracy of conventional NED systems.  ...  We conduct systematic evaluations using individuals' posts from Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr and demonstrate that our novel technique is able to achieve substantial performance gains beyond state-of-the-art  ...  DGE 1144153, and this work is also supported by a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (PIOF-GA-2009-252206).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2487788.2487823 dblp:conf/www/MurnaneHL13 fatcat:3h4drygadrf5nd4xpknl64voau

RESLVE

Elizabeth L. Murnane, Bernhard Haslhofer, Carl Lagoze
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13 Companion  
In such settings, the lack of linguistic features and sparse lexical context result in a high degree of ambiguity and sharp performance drops of nearly 50% in the accuracy of conventional NED systems.  ...  We conduct systematic evaluations using individuals' posts from Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr and demonstrate that our novel technique is able to achieve substantial performance gains beyond state-of-the-art  ...  DGE 1144153, and this work is also supported by a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (PIOF-GA-2009-252206).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2487788.2488162 dblp:conf/www/MurnaneHL13a fatcat:ejghrqkqlrerba4pamp22xbjmm

Crowdsourcing systems on the World-Wide Web

Anhai Doan, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Alon Y. Halevy
2011 Communications of the ACM  
The topic has been discussed extensively in books, popular press, and academia. 1, 5, 15, 23, 29, 35 But this body of work has considered mostly efforts in the physical world. 23, 29, 30 ome do consider  ...  articles social systems, social search, social media, collective intelligence, wikinomics, crowd wisdom, smart mobs, mass collaboration, and human computation.  ...  Examples are reviewing books and aggregating user bets to make predictions. 29 Content providers: humans contribute self-generated content (for example, videos on YouTube, images on Flickr).  ... 
doi:10.1145/1924421.1924442 fatcat:mat7zrvur5crfh4kfxffcwqooq

Exhibiting library collections online: Omeka in context

Juliet L. Hardesty
2014 New Library World  
How can we reveal the significance and context of individual items and provide access to them in a way that makes them more collectively available?  ...  In the opposite direction, online access can come in the form of web sites focused solely on a format resulting in the loss of context and significance.  ...  Acknowledgements I would like to thank the following colleagues at Indiana University for their time and willingness to share their experiences about using Omeka: Will Cowan, Michelle Dalmau, Erika Dowell  ... 
doi:10.1108/nlw-01-2014-0013 fatcat:c4cn4xylkbc2tgemurwuozgykq

Augmenting User Models with Real World Experiences to Enhance Personalization and Adaptation [chapter]

Fabian Abel, Vania Dimitrova, Eelco Herder, Geert-Jan Houben
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
aggregation and retrieval, make it now possible to automate the processing of digital traces to enrich system's understanding about users' experiences in the physical world.  ...  conventional user modeling paradigm), but also relevant experience (of this user or of similar users) in the physical world.  ...  We thank the members of the Program Committee of AUM 2011 for their support and reviews.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28509-7_4 fatcat:ogz2gojyszffvdtq6fy4itvite

GLOBAL CITIZENS AND WORLD HERITAGE: SOCIAL INCLUSION OF ONLINE COMMUNITIES IN HERITAGE PLANNING

N. Bai, P. Nourian, A. Pereira Roders
2021 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
the structure of communication networks underpinning the spread of information on social media.  ...  This framework is the first step on future research to investigate the different focal attention points, mechanisms, and patterns of social inclusion of online communities in heritage planning, towards  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The presented study is within the framework of the Heriland-Consortium.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlvi-m-1-2021-23-2021 fatcat:srkyzbe6evgv3ebmgcxuhivuse

DIY media architecture

Glenda Amayo Caldwell, Marcus Foth
2014 Proceedings of the 2nd Media Architecture Biennale Conference on World Cities - MAB '14  
In this paper, we examine how to bring about and foster more open and participatory approaches to engage communities through media architecture by identifying novel ways to put some of the creative process  ...  We synthesise our findings and ask if and how media architects as a community of practice can encourage the 'opensourcing' of information and tools allowing laypeople to not only participate but become  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank the peer reviewers for their constructive feedback. REFERENCES  ... 
doi:10.1145/2682884.2682893 dblp:conf/mab/CaldwellF14 fatcat:dd3d5i5mwbckjpnq2rzmtampli

Rethinking the web as a personal archive

Siân E. Lindley, Catherine C. Marshall, Richard Banks, Abigail Sellen, Tim Regan
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13  
In the study reported here, we follow up on research that suggests a sense of ownership and control can be reinforced by federating online content as a virtual, single store; we do this by conducting interviews  ...  Our analysis leads us to reject the concept of a single archive.  ...  While social media can become a component of curated collections, it was generally seen as a means of communicating, enacting social responsibilities, and presenting one's face to the world.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2488388.2488454 dblp:conf/www/LindleyMBSR13 fatcat:svw6xvk5ofhjng3hrndhkhnawi

Building сommunity and constructing identity on WhatsApp: A netnographic approach

Silas Udenze, Bibian Ugoala
2019 World of Media Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies  
The study investigates the motivation behind Nigerians living in the United States (diasporas) use of WhatsApp platform for building community and constructing identity online, and how they perceive the  ...  The social media serve as a means of expediently connecting people across the world, fostering new connections and friendships among people living abroad.  ...  Conclusion The main objective of the study investigates the motivation behind Nigerians living in the US (diasporas) use of WhatsApp for building community and constructing identity online and how they  ... 
doi:10.30547/worldofmedia.4.2019.3 doaj:c0dbb26c6137412db5446eb82cd6034e fatcat:ocyveduemvbk5btxvmmtdkyd3u

Experiencing the Digital World: The Cultural Value of Digital Engagement with Heritage

Laura King, James F. Stark, Paul Cooke
2016 Heritage & Society  
Questions have also been raised about how to measure the value of this activity and what we mean by value in this context.  ...  a range of phenomena (e.g. user-generated content, online communities, crowdsourcing projects).  ...  Acknowledgments This research has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council  ... 
doi:10.1080/2159032x.2016.1246156 fatcat:j4lpczsho5fyrfokcf3navm5sa

The Digital Wunderkammer: Flickr as a Platform for Amateur Cultural and Heritage Content

Melissa Terras
2011 Library Trends  
institutions in how to make their collections useful, interesting, and used by online communities.  ...  Furthermore, the adoption of Flickr by libraries and archives can extend the use of collections and the interaction that this affords both the institution and the individual.  ...  collections (Stvilia & Jörgensen, 2007; Stvilia & Jörgensen, 2009 ); how users are interacting with media in the changing information environment; and how digital media and online content is changing  ... 
doi:10.1353/lib.2011.0022 fatcat:xtojvqnqfjflhdk2id2krywjrq
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