The UCSB Social Computing Group hosted a workshop Friday May 30, 2008 on the present and future of social computing with guests Joan DiMicco (IBM Collaborative User Experience Group), Tad Hirsch (MIT Media Lab), Peter Kollock (Sociology Dept., UCLA), Larry Sanger (a founder of Wikipedia, Editor-in-Chief of the Citizendium), and Nancy Van House (School of Information, UC Berkeley).  The workshop was a small-scale, by-invitation-only event designed to facilitate brainstorming and discussion.


The UCSB Social Computing Group includes faculty and graduate students from several UCSB centers, programs, and initiatives—including the Center for Information Technology & Society, the Transliteracies Project, the Credibility & Digital Media @ UCSB Project, the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, Computer Science, Education,Media Arts & Technology, and Sociology. 


 Workshop Schedule: Location: UCSB's Bren School, room 1424.  Also see detailed schedule with links to slides

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Introduction (Alan Liu)
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Conversation Roundtable 1 (Co-leads: Joan DiMicco and Alan Liu)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bluesky Group Presentation & Discussion (Co-leads: Pablo Colapinto, Darren Hardy, Rama Hoetzlein)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Conversation Roundtable 2 (Co-leads: Peter Kollock and Tad Hirsch)
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Conversation Roundtable 3 (Co-leads: Nancy Van House and Larry Sanger)
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Critique Session (Led by Kevin Almeroth)