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Workshop hosted for the Doctor of Management Fall Symposium on October 10, 2009. Scenes include excerpts from poignant moments in sustainability, social issues, and an overview of technologies, tools, …

Workshop hosted for the Doctor of Management Fall Symposium on October 10, 2009. Scenes include excerpts from poignant moments in sustainability, social issues, and an overview of technologies, tools, courses and research links.

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  • 1. as a mind amplifier The influence of social media on our changing world Dr. Cynthia Calongne,The Institute for Advanced Studies Emerging Media
  • 2. What is Emerging Media?  Social networks – global, people communicating  Social media – broadcasting ideas using media rich tools that are easy to use and often free: podcasts, videos  Virtual worlds – places to interact & share experiences & 3D content with a sense of presence via your avatar  Technologies: cloud computing, semantic web, mobile computing, accessibility tools, info accountability  Tools:Twitter,YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, & many more! 1/30/2015Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University 2
  • 3. 1/30/2015 3Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University William Kamkwamba’s windmill –TedTalks [1] At age 14, W. Kamkwamba built a windmill from a library book, increasing it to 4 blades It powers 4 bulbs and 2 radios with 12 watts Next step: to build a 20-watt irrigation system
  • 4. 1/30/2015Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University 4 Social Media Sustainability Stewart Brand on the 4 environmental heresies [2]
  • 5. 1/30/2015 5Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University Bangkok train – co-existing with the marketplace [2] 1) A train approaches and 2)Travels through the city 3) As the train passes , the marketplace 4) Unfolds over the tracks 5)To resume business Cities are green Stewart Brand on TedTalks [2] Before After
  • 6. 1/30/2015Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University 6 Social Media VirtualWorlds &Twitter The back channel view of aTCC conference 2008 reception in Second Life using two monitors [3]
  • 7. 1/30/2015Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University 7 News in China June 2009 earthquake - Many school buildings collapsed Buildings not built to code [4] Twitter and Flickr The loss of a single child
  • 8. 1/30/2015 8Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University The Great Firewall of China – successful censorship of social media [4] Media is global, social, ubiquitous & cheap Most of the media is no longer produced by professionals [4] -Twitter,YouTube, Flickr, Facebook -The influence of social media Photos andTwitter’s micro blogging news broadcast real-time information on the aftermath of China’s earthquakes June 2, 2009 - China blocked access to Twitter, Flickr, and Hotmail two days before the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests “The tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” [4] Consumers become producers The same tools support them. People listening all over the world Twitter announced the quake first During the previous quake, China announced it 3 months after it happened. Clay Shirky – How social media can make history
  • 9. 1/30/2015 9Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University This is not your grandmother’s internet Scene from the GLF tour in Second Life Researchers and game designers - Explore the potential - Imagine breakthrough ideas - Create transformations New horizons in game simulation and virtual world research Blending social media and virtual worlds Research consortium Global Learning Forum
  • 10. 1/30/2015 10Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University ColoradoTechnical University students study futuring and innovation in Second Life [6] Social communities in virtual worlds Discussion Presence Engagement Exploration Collaboration Content Creation Ownership Culture
  • 11. 1/30/2015 11Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University Meeting minds - the value of social media, futuring and innovation in a virtual world
  • 12. Web Science Initiative  Multidisciplinary approach to emerging media  Brings together scholars, researchers, scientists, and professionals from everywhere  Focuses on technology, tools, behavior andWeb engineering  For more information, visit:  What is theWeb Science Initiative  http://webscience.org/  Proposed curriculum and courses offered around the world  http://webscience.org/wiki/Curriculum  TheTetherlessWorld &TW Research Constellation  http://tw.rpi.edu/wiki/Main_Page  http://tw.rpi.edu/launch/ 1/30/2015Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University 12
  • 13. 1/30/2015 13Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
  • 14. Emerging Media in Business 1. Business Strategies for Social Media 2. Strategic Use ofVirtualWorlds (business use) 1. Virtual Economy and Business 2. Information Accountability and Web Privacy Strategies 1. Leveraging the power of global broadcasting & social networks 2. New horizons for eCommerce, training, meetings, simulation 3. Global economy & marketplace 4. The new face of security with data centralization on the Web Focus Areas Benefits 1/30/2015 14Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
  • 15. 1/30/2015 15Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
  • 16. Resources  Teaching using emerging media  http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/  Visual tour of social media & virtual worlds  http://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo/presentations  Animoto videos fromCTU classes & research  http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2009/09/game-simulation-tour-in-second-life.html  http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2009/09/animoto-video-second-life-summer-09.html  http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2009/09/global-learning-forum-event-tour.html  http://animoto.com/play/giF9IkshVTXZ3bewYUsXnA?from=player  http://animoto.com/play/z2TLLCwEoOt2qonSa5S5Gw?from=player  Questions? Contact  Cynthia Calongne on Facebook & at 719-337-1526 (cell); email calongne@pcisys.net  Lyr Lobo in Second Life;Twitter: lyrlobo; Skype: Lyr Lobo; Slideshare: lyrlobo 1/30/2015 16Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University The author in Second Life
  • 17.  [1] William Kamkwamba on building a windmill  http://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_on_building_a_windmill.html  [2] Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental ‘heresies’  http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/stewart_brand_proclaims_4_environmental_heresies.html  1.3 million people around the world – move to town each week!  [3] Cynthia Calongne on Beyond the Backchannel  http://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo/beyond-the-backchannel-by-cynthia-calongne-presentation  [4] Clay Shirky how social media can make history  http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cellphones_twitter_facebook_can_make_history.html  [5] Cynthia Calongne on evaluating a Game Simulation Kit in Second Life  http://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo/evaluating-a-game-simulation-kit-in-second-life  [6] Cynthia Calongne on futuring and innovation in a virtual world  http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2009/09/animoto-video-second-life-summer-09.html 1/30/2015Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University 17 References