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2013 Program

Please note that this a tentative schedule that is subject to change.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Annie May Swift Hall
Peggy Dow Helmerich Auditorium
1920 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

4:30-5pm: Registration / Check-in

5pm: Welcoming Remarks

Barbara O’Keefe, Professor of Communication Studies, Annenberg University Professor, and Dean of the School of Communication at Northwestern University

Cindy Weng, MTS Doctoral Student

5:15-6:15pm: Keynote Presentation

Introduction: Alan Clark, MTS Doctoral Candidate

Keynote Address: Sara Kiesler, Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction, Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University


Frances Searle Building
Second Floor Atrium
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

7:00: Reception and Dinner

Walk-in lab tours will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30pm.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Norris University Center
Wildcat Room
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

9-9:30am: Breakfast and Opening Remarks

9:30-11am: Panel I: Literacy, Discourse, and Rhetoric

Discussant: Robert Hariman, Northwestern University

Prescribing action or complacency: A model of cyberchondria as rhetorical action

Andrew Cole, Thomas Salek, & Jansen Werner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“Use your skills to solve this challenge”: Discourse of online micro-action

Carla Ilten, University of Illinois at Chicago

Moving online blogs into the classroom: Capturing the dynamics of affinity spaces for use in high school

Grace Pigozzi, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Twitter, the most brilliant tough love editor you’ll ever have”: Literary literacies, social reading and the Twitter fiction festival (#TFF)

Joachim Vlieghe, Ghent University

11-11:15am: Coffee Break

11:15-12:45: Panel II: Identity, Impression Formation, and Social Networking Sites

Discussant: Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois, Chicago

Can you speak up? Examining social influence and opinion expression in social media

Soo Young Bae, University of Michigan

Pinning down pinterest: A platform’s unfinished identity crisis

Tricia England, Northwestern University

Code switching for politeness and identity construction on Facebook

Jody Garcia, University of Pittsburg

Impression formation across multiple SNSs: An extension of warranting theory

Aditi Paul, Michigan State University

12:45-2:15pm: Lunch and Poster Session

Metropolis: The cyborg and the power of ambiguity

Christine Bachman-Sanders, New York University

Impacts of new media and family communication on young adults’ engagement in the democratic process

Chang Sup Park, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Death and rebirth of a salesman: How e-commerce is forcing brick & mortar book stores into a Renaissance

Phillip Foeckler & Dhawal Mujumdar, UC Berkeley

What predicts online health information seeking? Expectancy-value theory

Chih-Wei Hu, University of Southern California

Youth on Youtube: Older Adolescents and User-Generated Substance Use Information Online

Rosalind Koff, Megan Pumper & Megan Moreno, Georgetown University

So, what are you going to do?: Systematic silencing of abortion options in MTV’s 16 & pregnant

Bailey Kelley, University of Illinois at Chicago

Be kind to one another: An historical content analysis of verbal interactions in children’s television

Colleen Russo, Vanderbilt University

Self-regulation behaviors in young children’s use of touch screen apps

Colleen Russo, Charlotte Duncan & Georgene Troseth, Vanderbilt University

Mindfulness in the video game

Carli Vierke, New York University

Exploring the effects of social influence on successive or sequential information communication technology usage for mobile workers

Eric Waters, UT – Austin

Know your network: Learning social networks analysis through meaningful manipulation

David Weintrop, Arthur Hjorth & Uri Wilensky, Northwestern University

2:30-4pm: Panel III: Institutions and Law

Discussant: Christian Sandvig, University of Michigan

Cookies: How a small piece of technology shapes both user privacy and the future of web

Benjamin Hoste, University of Missouri

Legal risk and journalism in the age of cloud computing

Jonathan Peters, University of Missouri

A tale of two cities: A comparative study of government use of social media

Hong Shen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Switzerland of bits: Iceland and radical transparency

A.Jay Wagner, Indiana University

4-4:15pm: Coffee Break

4:15-5:45: Panel IV: Organizations and Technology

Discussant: Jeffrey Treem, The University of Texas at Austin

More than tools: ICTs as structures of opportunity for social movements

Fatima Espinoza Vasquez, Syracuse University

Social media(ted) managers: Social network sites and the identity of professionals

Giulia Ranzini, Universität St Gallen

The use of new media technologies in corporate communication with internal stakeholders

Nur Uysal, Marquette University

Going small: The commodification of personal digital information and the rise of ‘small data’

Nora Draper, University of Pennsylvania

5:50pm: Closing Remarks

Cindy Weng, MTS Doctoral Student


Mt Everest Restaurant
630 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201

6:30-9pm: Reception and Dinner