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Find the full schedule below, or download a PDF here: InfoSocial 2019 Schedule

Friday, April 12th, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Registration + Lunch Refreshments

Location: Frances Searle Building, 2nd Floor Atrium

2240 Campus Dr # 2-118 Evanston, IL 60208

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Opening Remarks


Location: Seeley G. Mudd Library

2233 Tech Dr, Evanston, IL 60208

CS Seminar room (3514)

*all remaining events on Friday will take place in this location, unless otherwise indicated

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Panel: Communicating for Social Good in the Digital Age

Discussion Panelists:

Dr. Jeremy Birnholtz, Northwestern University

Dr. Aymar Jean Christian, Northwestern University

Dr. Elizabeth Gerber, Northwestern University

Dr. Michelle Shumate, Northwestern University

Moderator: Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM COFFEE BREAK
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Panel: The Ethics of Working with Disenfranchised Communities

Discussion Panelists:

Ashley Walker, Northwestern University

Dr. Marcelo Worsley, Northwestern University

Will Marler, Northwestern University

Dr. Sheena Erete, DePaul University

Moderator: Erique Zhang

2:15 PM – 2:25 PM COFFEE BREAK
2:25 PM – 3:10 PM Panel: Community Organizations Communicating for Social Good

Discussion Panelists:

Alex Aviles & Dixon Irene, Transtech Social

Forest Gregg, DataMade

Jhmira Alexander, President, Public Narrative

D’Ontace Keyes, Digital Communications Specialist, Chicago AIDS Foundations

Moderator: Nick Vincent

3:10 PM – 3:25 PM COFFEE BREAK
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM Panel: Getting Through Graduate School

Discussion Panelists:

Gabe Plummer, Northwestern University

Silvia Lovato, Northwestern University

Jeremy Foote, Northwestern University

Sarah Pila, Northwestern University

Moderator: Daniel Trielli

4:10 PM – 4:20 PM COFFEE BREAK
4:20 PM – 5:20 PM KEYNOTE: Dr. Brooke Duffy, Cornell University
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM DINNER

Location: Mt. Everest Restaurant

630 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration + Breakfast

Location: Swift Hall (Presentation will take place in Rm. 107)

2029 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208

*all remaining events on Saturday will take place in this location, unless otherwise indicated

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Paper Session: The Generative Potential of Humans and Technology

Paper Presentations:

  1. Attention! News Presentation Modalities on Social Media and Learning Outcomes: An Eye-tracking Perspective

Preeti Srinivasan, University of Connecticut

  1. Exploring Typing Behavior as a Communicative Cue

Arielle Elliott, Northwestern University

  1. Automate or Perish: Translators in the Feedback Loop

Yuchen Chen, New York University

Discussant: TBD

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM COFFEE BREAK
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Paper Session: Potentialities For Non-western And Marginalized Communities Through Media

Paper Presentations:

  1. “Considerations for Telehealth and Older Adults: Technostress and Health Self-Efficacy”

Elizabeth Marquis, University of Michigan School of Information

  1. “Lin Ke and the Logics of the Interface ”

Simone Levine, University of Chicago

  1. “Evaluating Online Public Discourse: An Interdisciplinary, Reusable, and Extensible Toolkit”

Tammie Nelson, University of Maryland iSchool

Discussant: Mark Diaz, Northwestern University

12:10 PM – 1:25 PM LUNCH
1:25 PM – 2:55 PM Paper Session: Online Platforms and Social Movements

Paper Presentations:

  1. Social Media, Muslims, and the 2016 U.S Presidential Election

Haleemah Aqel, University of Michigan

  1. Putting a Price on Social Movements: A Case Study of #MeToo on Instagram

Tanisha Afnan, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

  1. Five Dollars to Charity and for Myself: How Games Done Quick Charity Events Embrace Warm-Glow Giving

Stephen Tsung-Han Sher, Indiana University Bloomington

Discussant: Dr. Elaine Yuan, University of Illinois at Chicago

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM COFFEE BREAK
3:10 PM – 4:40 PM Paper Session: New Notions of Self in the Digital Age

Paper Presentations:

  1. The Practice and Consumption of Ordinariness in Microcelebrity

Brian Chan, University of Illinois at Chicago

  1. Understanding Social Media Regrets through Timing and Third-Party Reaction

Anh Nguyen, University of South Florida

  1. Retouched Away: Self-tracking and the Biopolitics of Selfie Software

Yue Zhao, New York University

Discussant: Dr. Brooke Duffy, Cornell University

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM DINNER

Location: Prairie Moon

4407, 1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201