Networked Norms: How Tech Startups and Teen Practices Challenge Organizational Boundaries

At the ASTD TechKnowledge conference, I was asked to reflect on networked learning and how tomorrow's workers will challenge today's organizations. I did some reflecting on this topic and decided to draw on two strands of my research over the last decade - startup culture and youth culture - to talk about how those outside of traditional …

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Panel discussion on the #YoSoy132: Mexico’s Networked Social Movement – Sep 20, 5pm at the NERD Center

In collaboration with the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, Microsoft Research New England is hosting a discussion about the #YoSoy132 activist movement. Open to the public. What: #YoSoy132: Mexico's Networked Social Movement When: Thursday September 20 at 5:00 PM Where: Microsoft Conference Center (Barton Room) located at One Memorial Drive, First Floor, Cambridge, MA …

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Video: TL Taylor on Pro Gaming, Live Streaming & Spectatorship

  Current and future visitor TL Taylor spoke last week at the Berkman Luncheon series on "Live Streaming, Computer Games, and the Future of Spectatorship." Computer gaming has long been a social activity, complete with forms of spectatorship. With the growth of live-streaming the boundaries of audience are shifting. Professional e-sports players and amateurs alike …

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Audiences Affect Artists Too: Rethinking “Participation”

Over the last twenty years we've seen a boom in research about "participatory culture" that tries, in part, to make sense of the many ways audiences engage popular culture. This work tends to start from the points of view of audience members. Recently (sometimes during my visits at MSR), I've been coming at this from …

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You’re the Manager but I’m the Mayor: Understanding Foursquare Check-ins in Claimed Venues

This talk is by Germaine Halegoua, one of our fantastic interns this summer and a brand-new Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas. She outlines her findings from her summer research project, about the location-based mobile service Foursquare. The presentation includes preliminary findings and analysis from an ethnographic study of Foursquare users in the Boston …

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“Teen Sexting and Its Impact on the Tech Industry” (danah’s talk for the RWW Conference)

In a cultural context where Congressman Anthony Weiner foolishly published salacious content on Twitter, it's hard to ignore sexting as a cultural phenomenon. Countless adults send sexually explicit content to one another, either as acts of flirtation or more explicit sex acts. And yet, when teenagers do so, new issues emerge. Teen sexting gets complicated, …

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“Networked Privacy” (danah’s PDF talk)

Our contemporary ideas about privacy are often shaped by legal discourse that emphasizes the notion of "individual harm." Furthermore, when we think about privacy in online contexts, the American neoliberal frame and the techno-libertarian frame once again force us to really think about the individual. In my talk at Personal Democracy Forum this year, I …

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