2017 Conference Program

InfoSocial 2017 Conference Program
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
April 7-8

Day One – Friday 4/7 – Frances Searle Building

Workshop (2 – 4 pm, Room 3-220, attendance open to participants only)
Discussants: Brent Hecht (Northwestern) and Maria Mastronardi (Northwestern)

  • Lives Lived, Now Live: Identity Performance through Discursive Practice at The Moth
    Heidi Zheng, University of Chicago
  • Community in Cyberspace: Online Iranian NGOs
    Mehrnaz Khanjani, Northern Illinios University
  • Market for Malware: Explaining the Developing Service Sector of Cyber-Crime
    Lucas Rebers, Marquette University
  • The Resonance of Algorithms
    Alex Kennedy-Grant, New York University
  • Question Bridge Black Male, Blackness and Engagement
    Abimola Iyun, Southern Illinois University

Poster Session & Light Refreshments (4 pm – 5:30 pm, Atrium)

  • Talking About Talk: Coordination in Large Online Communities
    Jim Maddock, Northwestern
  • Why robots and vocal fillers? Ummm, because, uhhhh, it increases social presence and communication competence
    Henry Goble, Western Michigan University
  • “It’s All A Patchwork”: Toward Contest-Sensitive Design of Family Memory Technologies
    Jasmine Jones, University of Michigan
  • Follow the Crowds? A Quasi-Experimental Study of “Social Signal” Effects on Online Design Ratings
    Kyosuke Tanaka, Northwestern University

Northwestern MTS/TSB Lab Demos (4 pm – 5:30 pm, Atrium)

Dinner (6:30 pm) – Mt. Everest Restaurant (630 Church Street)

Day Two – Saturday 4/8 – Guild Lounge @ Scott Hall

Breakfast (8:30 am)

Opening Session (9 – 10:30 am)

  • Welcome: Barbara O’Keefe, Dean, Northwestern School of Communication
  • Keynote: Casey Fiesler, CU Boulder
    Internet Rules! What Makes the Internet Great and How Regulation Helps Keep it That Way

Session 1: Behavioral HCI (10:45 – 11:45 am)
Discussant: Casey Fiesler (CU Boulder)

  • Young Children and Online Risk Exposure at Home and School
    Priya Kumar, University of Maryland
  • Data Close and Far: Exploring Human-Data Interaction Through the Case of Mobile Work
    Christine Wolf, UC Irvine
  • Rethinking emotional desensitization to violence: Methodological and theoretical insights from social media data
    Jianing Li, Devin Conathan, and Ceri Hughes, UW Madison
  • The Social Lives of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
    Jes Feuston, Northwestern

Lunch (12 – 1 pm)

Session 2: Design/Technical HCI (1:15 – 2:15 pm)
Discussant: Haoqi Zhang (Northwestern)

  • Eye-tracking Construal Levels: How Temporal Distance Affects Attention
    Minhyand Mia Suh, University of Washington
  • Improving Query Formulation with Topic Pages: A User-Centered Design Case Study
    Florence Lee, JSTOR
  • Online Feedback Exchange: A Framework for Understanding the Socio-Psychological Factors
    Eureka Foong, Northwestern
  • Snitches, Trolls, and Social Norms: Unpacking Perceptions of Social Media Use for Crime Prevention
    Aarti Israni, DePaul

Session 3: The Sociocultural and the Sociotechnical (2:30 – 4:00 pm)
Discussant: Jim Schwoch (Northwestern)

  • Revisiting State Legitimacy: Authoritarian Discourses of China during Social Movements in the 1980s
    Tong Ju & Yuhao Zhuang, University of Chicago
  • Vita Obscura: Obfuscating Biopower
    Emma Stamm, Virginia Tech
  • Social Infrastructures for Civilian Resilience: Evidence from Ukraine
    Olga Boichak, Syracuse
  • The Shifting Landscape of Public Crisis Information Infrastructures
    Dharma Dailey, University Of Washington

Session 4: Mini-Unconference Session and Breakouts (4:15 – 5:15 pm)

To close our conference, we will break into small, participant-directed groups to extend the day’s previous conversations around a key guiding question: How can we encourage multidisciplinary perspectives on puzzles that arise from the intersection of people, information, and technology?

Closing Remarks (5:15 – 5:30 pm)

Dinner (6:30 pm) – Prairie Moon (1502 Sherman Avenue)