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Citizen Interaction Design and Its Implications for HCI – a talk by Cliff Lampe, UM

Room 191 404 Wilson Rd, Room 191, East Lansing, MI

Friday, September 13, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Room 191 ComArtSci Abstract: In this talk, he will describe the Citizen Interaction Design program, which partners with Michigan cities to conduct user experience research projects, connects students to information problems in civic contexts, and implements civic technology for a broad range of civic problems. Dr. Lampe will discuss the structure of this program, several projects that have been done in cities like Jackson, Detroit and Lansing, as well as the pedagogical outcomes of the work. Finally, he will connect this program to HCI research more broadly, and discuss next stages of this […]

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Quello at the 47th TPRC

American University Washington College of Law 4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, Washington, DC

Quello Researchers will present five papers at the 47th Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy in Washington, DC. Topics include communications policy and political participation, policies to narrow the digital divide in distressed communities, international comparisons of online political expression, 5G policy, and next generation internet innovation.

Where is Digital Technology’s Ralph Nader? A talk by Kentaro Toyama

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt5ItpoG4wk WATCH THE LIVE STREAMUntil the mid-1960s, the automobile industry cared little for safety regulation. That changed in 1966 when the United States passed the National Traffic and Motor Vehicles Safety Act, which then House Speaker John McCormack credited to the "crusading spirit of one individual who believed he could do something... Ralph Nader." Today, we are faced with a digital technology industry that appears to care little for regulation, worrying that any constraints will dampen innovation. Yet, despite mounting concerns about technology's role in destroying privacy, eroding mental health, increasing inequality, and even threatening democracy itself, regulation is slow […]

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Communication Regulatory Science: Optimizing Hookah Tobacco Public Education Messages to Reduce Young Adult Use

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI

A talk by Glenn Leshner, University of Oklahoma Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in CAS 145 Communication regulatory science (CRS) is “communication research that uses validated techniques, tools, and models to inform regulatory actions that promote optimal communication outcomes and benefit the public” (Noar, et al, 2019). An example of CRS research is provided in the context of hookah smoking behavior. Hookah tobacco use is a public health concern because it poses substantial health risks, promotes addiction, and is associated with progression to cigarette smoking. Based on our literature review and pilot testing, we identified message […]

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IMPhD & Quello Center present: Lanier Holt, The Ohio State University

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB7ALdFlaDE&t=1663s Is there anything that can be done? Examining the effect media messages have on race and perception. Very little of what we know about the world today comes from reality. Increasingly what fills the gap between what we know, and come to believe, comes from media messages. Media scholars have long known first-hand experience/reality offset almost all media effects. However, recent research has also shown that racial discussions are rare, and even on social media, people are more likely to self-select themselves into racially homogenous enclaves than to have a diverse network of friends. This presentation discusses the status […]

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Amy Gonzalez, UC Santa Barbara: Importance of Access to Digital Technology for Building and Maintaining Social Capital and Quality of Life

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI

We are reliant on digital technology for nearly every aspect of daily life, including searching for job, completing coursework, and accessing healthcare. In this talk I will present data from two studies demonstrating the essential nature of digital access for the health, quality of life, and social capital of individuals from marginalized communities. First, I will present findings from a diary study in Philadelphia on the use of digital technology to broaden social networks for those constrained by geographic segregation. Second, I will present findings from a 6-month field experiment in Indiana demonstrating that stable access to cell-phones improves health […]

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Amanda Holmstrom: Communicating Social Support to those in Need: What Research Does – and Doesn’t – Tell Us

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI

Friday, January 17, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in CAS 145 We rely on the people around us to help us move through our personal, professional, and relational struggles. Consequently, the provision and reception of high-quality, supportive communication is vital for physical, mental, and relational well-being. However, we sometimes lack the skills to send the most effective messages of support to those in need. In my talk, I’ll discuss my research program that is centered around the communication of social support. In doing so, I’ll focus on key theoretical and pragmatic implications of this body of research. Amanda Holmstrom […]

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Spatial data analytics for 5G assessment By Edward Oughton

Quello Center 404 Wilson Rd, Room 191, East Lansing, MI

Edward Oughton, University of Oxford 5G is now the focus in telecom markets around the world. Hence, decision makers in industry and government require new evidence to help strategically connect both people and things to a faster, more reliable internet. This presentation focuses on the development of new spatial data analytics to support decisions relating to telecommunication technologies, business models and policies, based on engineering-economic assessment of 5G roll-out. Research using four key methods which underpin these analytics will be presented including (i) simulation modeling, (ii) open-source software, (iii) machine learning and (iv) high performance computing. Attention will also be […]

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Virtual Interactions that Impact Physical Behaviors – Virtual Reality’s Promises and Pitfalls in Communication by Sun Joo Grace Ahn, University of Georgia

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI

Friday, February 14, 2020, 11 AM, Room 145 CAS Immersive virtual environments, commonly known as virtual reality, surround users with rich layers of sensory information and allow them to see, hear, and feel as if they are in the physical world. My work has explored the use of virtual experiences to impact how people think and behave in the physical world, particularly in the context of health and risk communication. This talk will introduce studies that span across over a decade of investigating virtual reality’s effect on attitude and behavior change. Findings shed light on when and how these virtual […]

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Colonized by Data: The Costs of Connection, Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Ulises A. Mejias, Oswego State University of New York

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI

ARCHIVED TALK: https://livestream.com/wkar/colonizedbydata This talk will introduce the speakers’ new book, The Costs of Connection: How Data Colonizes Human Life and Appropriates it for Capitalism (Stanford University Press, August 2019). Couldry and Mejias argue that the role of data in society needs to be grasped as not only a development of capitalism, but as the start of a new phase in human history that rivals in importance the emergence of historic colonialism. This new "data colonialism" is based not on the extraction of natural resources or labor, but on the appropriation of human life through data, paving the way for a further […]

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Next Practices Live with Dr. Scott Wallsten and Dr. Johannes Bauer

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A lot of countries are interested in having telecom operators share infrastructure. Some are concerned that capital costs are a barrier to competition. Others believe that sharing might result in lower prices. What are the real effects of sharing? Why is it that some operators willingly share infrastructure, but others do not? Please join Next Practices Live as Mark Jamison talks with Dr. Scott Wallsten and Dr. Johannes Bauer about this very issue. Scott is President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He was the economics director for the FCC's National Broadband Plan, served as […]

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TPRC48 Webinar: Antitrust and Platform Regulation

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TPRC48 Webinar Thursday, August 13, 1 pm ET ANTI-TRUST AND PLATFORM REGULATION Moderator, Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute Panelists: Johannes Bauer, Chairperson, Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University Joe Kennedy, Senior Fellow, ITIF Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the founding director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition. Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute Zoom registration HERE FaceBook Live HERE

Digital Activity and Economic Resilience in Communities

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Please RSVP for this talk using the following Google form here or email quello@msu.edu ________________________________________ We have lacked good data to understand how people use technology across communities and what impact this has on local outcomes. The need has been especially critical during the pandemic when so much of life shifted online. With access to de-identified data on GoDaddy’s 20 million “ventures” (or domain name websites) since 2018, we explore over time how this digital activity matters for economic opportunity and resilience in communities. Over 75% of these ventures are commercial, and this new data captures online activity of micro- […]

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Digital Futures Workshop: Digital Media & Human Capital in Rural America with Keith N. Hampton

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Compared with their urban and suburban peers, rural students in the United States are less likely to complete higher education. Thus, they forego one of the main paths to the development of human capital and its associated benefits. Some have pointed to divides in Internet access, due to concentrated socioeconomic inequalities and gaps in the infrastructure for fixed home broadband, as a contributor to rural students’ reduced ability to acquire human capital. Overcoming the “homework gap” between students who can and cannot use the Internet from home, possibly through wireless Internet access, has been suggested as one solution to bridging […]

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International Impact of AI on Economy and Society Webinar

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This webinar examines the current and potential impact of artificial intelligence on the economy and society. Artificial intelligence (AI) is already a widespread technology, affecting every aspect of our daily life. Even though it is, as yet, no more than a machine or program performing a narrow range of tasks efficiently, it already does so as well as or even better than humans. Some experts are hailing this spectacular improvement in AI capacity, but others are concerned. AI is a double-edged sword: it can either protect or damage people depending on how it is used. Technologies, including AI, are intrinsically […]

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Prototype Nation: China & the Contested Promise of Innovation by Silvia M. Lindtner

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How did China’s mass manufacturing and “copycat” production become transformed, in the global tech imagination, from something holding the nation back to one of its key assets? Prototype Nation offers a transnational analysis of how the promise of democratized innovation and entrepreneurial life has shaped China’s governance and global image. Lindtner reveals how a growing distrust in Western models of progress and development, including Silicon Valley and the tech industry after the financial crisis of 2007–8, shaped the rise of the global maker movement and the vision of China as a “new frontier” of innovation. Lindtner’s investigations draw on more […]

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