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Colloquium - Fischer

DLC 170

Transcending the Unaided, Individual Human Mind: Understanding, Fostering, and Supporting Cultures of Participation
Department of Computer Science
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The from an industrialized information economy (specialized in producing finished goods to be consumed passively) to a networked information economy (in which all people are provided with the means to participate actively in personally meaningful activities) represents unique and fundamental opportunities and challenges for innovative HCI research.

Our research is exploring theoretical foundations by designing and assessing socio-technical environments for cultures of participation. The approach is grounded in the basic assumption that innovative technological developments are necessary for participation cultures, but they are not sufficient. Socio-technical systems are needed because the deep and enduring changes are not just technological but social and cultural as well. Participation cultures are not dictated by technology: they are the result of incremental shifts in human behavior and social organization including innovative adoption, appropriation, and adaptation of technologies to their needs.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

See also:
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
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