Social Technology. Marti A. Hearst UC Berkeley. Social Technology: Technology used by groups of people. How society is being changed by technology-mediated interactions. Talk Structure. Examples of social (uses of) technology. Consequences. What makes social systems work?
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Marti A. Hearst
Technology used by groups of people.
How society is being changed by technology-mediated interactions.
Early experiment, in 2001
Mars images from Viking Orbiter
Citizen Science in action
Inspiring People to Create
Collaborative Patent Review
KittenWarMany People, Don’t See Others’ Activities / Data
Reviews, comments, tags …
Social networks, votingMany People, Shared Data, but Not Working Together
Scientific ResearchMany People, Shared Data, and Working Together
Well, some thoughts anyhow
We have lots of words for them:
clique, cabal, club, crowd
Much of the structure of social institutions is a response to the difficulty of managing groups.
(The organizational tools we use are those that are the least bad.)
In changing the way groups form, communication is key.
We now have tools that are flexible enough to match our in-built social capabilities.Shirky on Groups
Defining by Example, Brainstorming Starting Point, Tim O’Reilly & others
FooCamp, Aug 2005
“Fast, cheap, & somewhat in control”
Sense.us (Heer): collaborative analysis around viz
Manyeyes (Wattenberg & Viegas)
shared data, shared viz, but individual work
Make your own social network: