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> From: Larry Johnson <johnson@NMC.ORG>
> Date: October 3, 2006 11:18:38 AM GMT-04:00
> To: NMCAnnounce@Princeton.EDU
> Subject: Call for Proposals ends Friday! NMC Online Conference on
> the Impact of Digital Media
> Reply-To: Larry Johnson <johnson@NMC.ORG>
> Call for Proposals ends Friday, October 6
> NMC Online Conference on the Impact of Digital Media
> Proposals for presentations for the NMC Online Conference on the
> Impact of Digital Media, a special 2-day, live online event to be
> held October 24-25, 2006 entirely via the Internet, are being
> solicited through Friday, October 6, 2006.
> See http://www.nmc.org/events/2006fall_online_conf/ for full details.
> Join keynoters Howard Rheingold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
> Howard_Rheingold), author of SmartMobs (http://www.smartmobs.com/
> book/index.html), among many other books and articles, and danah
> boyd, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danah_Boyd), noted researcher
> and speaker on social networking, for this 2-day examination of the
> impact of digital media on all aspects of our daily lives.
> Digital media, for this event, is interpreted broadly as anything
> from the traditional uses of the medium for creating and sharing
> rich content to the explosion of blogs for self expression, and
> increasingly, real time interpretation of news and breaking
> events. Also included is the notion of shared content via sites
> like Flickr, YouTube, and blip.tv, social sites like FaceBook and
> MySpace, and more powerful content and media search tools.
> This online conference is informed by the MacArthur Foundation
> Series on Digital Media and Learning, a two-year project in which
> the NMC is helping to explore the impact of digital media on our
> lives in a variety of ways, and encouraging dialog among experts,
> visionaries, and thought leaders from around the globe. This
> unique event brings that dialog to the members of the New Media
> Consortium as well as an international audience.
> Members of the NMC are no strangers to the wonders of digital
> media, and its member institutions are world-renowned leaders in
> the applications of digital media. The singular focus of the
> Online Conference on the Impact of Digital Media, part of the NMC's
> Series of Online Conferences, is to consider how these applications
> are changing our lives, and how they have impacted they ways we
> work, learn, collaborate, and even socialize.
> The conference is designed to extend the examination of this
> phenomenon now underway among leading writers and researchers in
> the MacArthur-sponsored project to a broader audience, and further
> explore both the positive and negative aspects of technology on
> learning, social interaction, self-expression, and more.
> The conference will be conducted entirely online. Sessions, which
> will be conducted live, can incorporate a variety of visuals and
> rich media, and are generally about 45 minutes in length, with
> about half that time devoted to dialog with participants using
> voice over IP.
> Proposals are encouraged on the impact of digital media in any of
> the following areas, but this list is not exhaustive and selections
> will not be limited to these categories:
> Identity and self-image
> Credibility and the reliability of Information
> Civic and social involvement
> The arts, creativity, and design
> Social networking
> Pedagogical potentials and implications
> Proposals may be submitted online at http://www.nmc.org/events/
> This event is the eighth in the ongoing series of specially focused
> online gatherings that explore new ideas and issues related to
> technology and learning. The NMC Series of Online Conferences is
> itself an exploration of emerging forms of collaboration and tools,
> and this particular conference will focus on ways in which the
> conference sessions can each be highly interactive, in real time.
> Additional information about the conference can be found at http://
> Posts will be made here when the registration period opens on
> October 9, 2006.
> Please circulate this announcement to any and all areas on campus
> that may be interested in participating.
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