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2012 Conference Program

UPDATE: walk-in lab demonstrations will be offered by several MTS faculty during Friday evening’s reception and dinner. Please see the program below for the demo time-slots.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Unless otherwise noted, all conference proceedings will be held in Annie May Swift Hall, room 102, 1920 Campus Drive  Evanston, IL 60208.

12:30 – 1:00. Registration Check-In

1:00 – 1:15. Welcoming Remarks

Rick Morris, Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, School of Communication, Northwestern University

Courtney Blackwell, Media, Technology, & Society student.

1:15 – 2:45. Panel I: ICTs as the Means and Target of Collective Dissent

Discussant: Prof. Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Crowdsourcing in investigative journalism
Tanja Aitamurto, Stanford University

Honor online: A comparative study of U.S. and Brazilian defamation law and the challenges posed to each by Internet communications
Brett Johnson, University of Minnesota

Using the crowd to mine the crowd: An exploration into researcher-defined keyword sampling from Twitter during disasters
Kenneth Joseph, Carnegie Mellon University

Network visibility and the writers’ strike against the Huffington Post
Tai Neilson, George Mason University

2:45 – 3:00. Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:30. Panel II: Business or Pleasure? Work and Friendship on Social Networking Sites

Discussant: Prof. Catalina Toma, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Online social networking skills: The social affordances of social media for interaction
Yuli Patrick Hsieh, Northwestern University

The social influences of Facebook friends
Jin Huang, University of Southern California

The lack of a social network
Jennifer Ihm, Northwestern University

Online social interaction and content analysis: Studying Conversations on Facebook
Jennifer Young, Georgetown University

4:30 – 4:45. Coffee Break

4:45 – 6:00. Keynote Presentation

Personal Influence in Social Networks
Ronald S. Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, University of Chicago

6:00 – 8:00. Reception and Dinner

Location: Frances Searle Building, second floor atrium.
2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

In addition to dinner, lab demos are being offered by MTS faculty (look for lab direction signs in the 2nd floor atrium):

6:30-7:00PM – Lab Demos Part I

Web Use Project (Eden Litt and Erin Klawitter on behalf of Eszter Hargittai)
Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) (Noshir Contractor)

7:00-7:30PM – Lab Demos Part II

Center on Media and Human Development (Ellen Wartella)
CollabLab (Darren Gergle)
Social Media Lab (Jeremy Birnholtz)
Prof. Anne Marie Piper’s Lab

Saturday, October 13, 2012

8:30 – 9:00. Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15. Opening Remarks

Tracy Davis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The Graduate School, Northwestern University

9:15 – 10:45. Panel III: Shh–Don’t Share! Intimacy, Privacy, and Apps

Discussant: Prof. Christena Nippert-Eng, Illinois Institute of Technology

Contextual Intimacy : Understanding privacy on social network sites
Mary Jane Kwok Choon, Université du Québec à Montréal

A Right to Pry: Justifying the Use of Private Student Data in Learning Analytics
Kyle M. L. Jones, University of Wisconsin-Madison

I know he doesn’t tell me everything, so I go on Facebook: How parents use Facebook to seek information about their child who is away at college
David J. Roaché, Kimberly Pusateri, Liesel Sharabi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:45 – 11:00. Coffee Break.

11:00 – 12:30. Panel IV: Health, Media and Technology

Discussant: Prof. Amy Gonzales, Indiana University

Pharmaceutical friends: Social media, pharmaceutical-consumer relations, and affect
Sonia Rab Alam, University of California-San Francisco

Starting states matter: Experiences with a persuasive health system
Lindsay ReynoldsVictoria Schwanda Sosik, Cornell University

Leveraging technology for technology studies: Text mining and online patent databases
Darren M. Stevenson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:30 – 1:30. Lunch

Frances Searle Building, second floor atrium.
2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

1:30 – 3:00. Poster Sessions (see end of document for poster titles and presenters)

Frances Searle Building, second floor atrium.
2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

3:15 – 4:45. Panel V: Participation, Socialization, and Memory Online

Discussant: Prof. Kevin Barnhurst, University of Illinois at Chicago

Fostering Participatory Research and Pedagogy in Proprietary Educational Environments
Gregory Donovan and Kiersten Greene, CUNY Graduate Center

Trace literacy: a framework for holistically conceptualizing newcomer socialization in socio-technical systems
R. Stuart Geiger and Heather Ford, University of California-Berkeley

No copyright infringement intended: Emergent sociotechnical behaviors in networked media sharing
Alex Leavitt, University of Southern California

Material forces, immaterial objects: The role of digital archives in the preservation of geocities
Caitlin Reynolds, Kansas State University

4:45 – 5:00. Coffee Break

5:00 – 6:30. Panel VI: The Coordinates of Identity in Multiple Worlds

Discussant: Pablo Boczkowski, Northwestern University

Locating love: The Internet‚ articulation of romantic identity, body and control
Maxwell Foxman, New York University

Digital frontier/physical frontier: Blake Hausman’s Riding the Trail of Tears and the myth of digital dualism 
Blake (Megan) Hallinan, Indiana University

Being the present rather than the future: Rural girls’ social media use within marginality 
Aimee Rickman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

6:30 – 6:45. Closing Remarks

Eden Litt – Media, Technology, & Society graduate student

7:00 – 9:30. Reception and Dinner

Prairie Moon Restaurant
502 Sherman Avenue  Evanston, IL 60201

Poster Titles and Presenters

Communication Perspectives in Behavioral Acculturation and Quality of Life of International Graduate Students in the United States
Komathi Ale, University of Southern California

“Hoverboard” Parenting in The Diamond Age: Reading Science Fiction as Children’s Media Theory
Meryl Alper, University of Southern California

Everyman’s author
Joshua Altman, Georgetown University

Overcoming the methodological muddle of task-technology fit research
Alan Clark, Northwestern University

To RT or not to RT: Alignment and participation structures on Twitter
Fawn Draucker and Lauren Collister, University of Pittsburgh

Breaking the top-down trend: Charting the course of subcultural innovations
Lindsay Ems, Indiana University

Older adolescents’ perceptions of personal Internet use
Rosalind Koff, Georgetown University

An experimental study on the relationships between negative tweets, perceptions of athletes, and perceptions of the university
Martha Denise Mata, Amanda Pulido, University of Texas at El Paso

Three of a kind: How young adults engage with print, online and mobile platforms
Dustin Renwick, University of Missouri

Users, data, and theory: Creating a model of user behavior on social media and social networking sites
Andrew Roback, Illinois Institute of Technology

Communication in the cloud: Histories, platforms, and mobilities
Andrew Schrock, University of Southern California

Metaphorical indexicality: Perspective and subjectivity in the work of databases
Monika Sengul Jones, University of California, San Diego

Non-adversarial media strategy in Chinese social networks
Huan Sun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Carnivalistic political participation via Twitter: An analysis of the effects of Twitter messages on the 2011 Seoul mayoral election
Chang Sup Park, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

The visual language of difference in ragecomics
Kathryn Thompson, Indiana University

Does age matter?: A study of females’ self-description on Chinese online dating websites
Zihan Wang, Florida State University