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World of Warcraft-Playing Professors
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World of Warcraft-Playing Professors

Are academics taking serious games too seriously?

Social Media and the Twitter Backchannel at CHI2010
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Social Media and the Twitter Backchannel at CHI2010

A marked difference at CHI 2010 compared to last year is the amount of research around social media and the use of social media during the conference.  These practices...

CHI 2010: ­User Interfaces Learn a Thing or Two
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CHI 2010: ­User Interfaces Learn a Thing or Two

The 2010 conference in Human Factors in Computing Systems has seen a noticeable uptick in projects on and engagement with machine learning.

CHI 2010 Opening Plenary: Thinking About Messy Futures
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CHI 2010 Opening Plenary: Thinking About Messy Futures

"Messy Futures: Culture, Technology and Research" was the title of Genevieve Bell’s opening plenary speech at CHI 2010, and it gave attendees a plethora of facts...

Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (part 2): Programmable Bracelets
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Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (part 2): Programmable Bracelets

Some thoughts about novel ways to attract girls to study computing: e-textiles and computational crafts.

Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (Part 1): Emotionally Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (Part 1): Emotionally Intelligent Tutoring Systems

The first in a couple of articles in which I look at some ways of encouraging girls to engage with technical subjects; this focuses on an emotionally sensitive...

Electronic Voting Systems
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Electronic Voting Systems

 What are the implications of electronic voting? Which countries are using this system? What are the advantages of using such systems? And what are the problems...

Time to Rethink Computer Science Education: The (Social) Web Changes Everything!
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Time to Rethink Computer Science Education: The (Social) Web Changes Everything!

Let's rethink computer science education in face of Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and beyond. The Internet have changed everything we know about how computing is done.  It's...

A Personal View of the Future of Personal Computing
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A Personal View of the Future of Personal Computing

The future of computers will be created by a conjunction of several key aspects of technology.

Mimi Ito on Amateur Media: Incremental, Experimental
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Mimi Ito on Amateur Media: Incremental, Experimental

When late night comedy can't retain an audience but a man lipsynching in his chair nets more than 700 million views, we know that something is up. What makes...

CSCW Day 3: Homelessness & Technology
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CSCW Day 3: Homelessness & Technology

 As I looked out the window of my plane at the sun setting on the horizon, turning the clouds a deep red, I began piecing my thoughts together for this final blog...

Thinking Globally, Thinking Locally: Infrastructures For Collaboration
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Thinking Globally, Thinking Locally: Infrastructures For Collaboration

What does it take for people to collaborate in spite of geographical, disciplinary and cultural differences?  This article looks at the work of two researchers...

Investigating Old Problems in a New Light at CSCW, Day 2
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Investigating Old Problems in a New Light at CSCW, Day 2

This post will give a summary of one paper each from sessions on Groupware Technologies, the experimental CSCW Horizons, and Everyday Healthcare.

Death and the Digital World
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Death and the Digital World

Imagine you’re a parent who has suffered the unthinkable: your child has died. How do you cope with such a traumatic, painful, and disorienting experience? For...

Terms of Service, Ethics and Bias
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Terms of Service, Ethics and Bias

Data mining researchers, application builders, and social scientists want to collect and analyze data about your activities online. But when do we cross the line...

Time Travel Is Now Possible
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Time Travel Is Now Possible

I will be reporting on two of the sessions I attended this afternoon. One session was on analyzing interactions, which dealt primarily with methods for measuring...

Clay Shirky: Doing Work, or Doing Work?
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Clay Shirky: Doing Work, or Doing Work?

In a keynote delivered to this year's ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), author and academic Clay Shirky captured the distinction between...

Paucity to Plethora: Jevons Paradox
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Paucity to Plethora: Jevons Paradox

I suspect much of computing is still socially conditioned by its roots in computational paucity to recognize fully the true opportunity afforded by computational...

WSDM 2010: Day 3
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WSDM 2010: Day 3

Third day of WSDM 2010.

WSDM 2010: Day 2
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WSDM 2010: Day 2

 Report on 2nd day of WSDM 2010.
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