INFO THEORY: I just received an email about an upcoming talk by Bonnie Nardi. I wasn't familiar with her previously, but a quick look at her webpage piqued my interest.
I am an anthropologist specializing in the study of technology. My theoretical orientation is activity theory, a philosophical framework developed by the Russian psychologists Vygotsky, Luria, Leontiev, and their students. My interests are user interface design, collaborative work, computer-mediated communication, e-democracy, and theoretical approaches to technology design and evaluation.
Here are the details on the lecture:
6/11/2004 Lecture: Bonnie Nardi (School of Information & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine), "Blogging for the Rest of Us"
Location: 12:30 pm, Communications 321
Digital Media Working Group Lecture Series
Nardi will discuss why people blog, why she believes blogging is like having a private radio station, and how democracy will be impacted by blogs and related Internet tools. The research was conducted in two milieux: blogging in and around Stanford University, and Burlington, Vermont where one of her students studied the use of blogs and other Internet tools in the Howard Dean campaign. For more information, call 206-543-3920.