Emerging Media as a Mind Amplifier

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Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management Fall Symposium Workshop, presented on October 10, 2009.

This presentation discusses the impact of emerging media for social change, global communication and provides an overview to several technologies, tools and the web science research initiative. References are available at the end of the presentation.

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Emerging Media as a Mind Amplifier

  1. 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. 2. What is Emerging Media? <ul><li>Social networks – global, people communicating </li></ul><ul><li>Social media – broadcasting ideas using media rich tools that are easy to use and often free: podcasts, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds – places to interact & share experiences & 3D content with a sense of presence via your avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies: cloud computing, semantic web, mobile computing, accessibility tools, info accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, & many more! </li></ul>10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
  3. 3. 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University William Kamkwamba’s windmill – Ted Talks [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. 4. Social Media 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University Sustainability Stewart Brand on the 4 environmental heresies [2]
  5. 5. 10/12/09 Dr. 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 Ted Talks [2] Before After
  6. 6. Social Media 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University Virtual Worlds & Twitter The back channel view of a TCC conference 2008 reception in Second Life using two monitors [3]
  7. 7. News in China 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University May 2008 earthquake - Many school buildings collapsed Buildings not built to code [4] Twitter and Flickr The loss of a single child
  8. 8. 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University The Great Firewall of China – successful censorship of social media [4] <ul><li>Media is global, social, ubiquitous & cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the media is no longer produced by professionals [4] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>- The influence of social media </li></ul><ul><li>Photos and Twitter’s micro blogging </li></ul><ul><li>news broadcast real-time information on the aftermath of China’s earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>June 2, 2009 - China blocked access to </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter, Flickr, and Hotmail two days </li></ul><ul><li>before the anniversary of the </li></ul><ul><li>Tiananmen Square protests </li></ul>“ 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. 9. 10/12/09 Dr. 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. 10. 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University Colorado Technical 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. 11. 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University Meeting minds - the value of social media, futuring and innovation in a virtual world
  12. 12. Web Science Initiative <ul><li>Multidisciplinary approach to emerging media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings together scholars, researchers, scientists, and professionals from everywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on technology, tools, behavior and Web engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information, visit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the Web Science Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://webscience.org/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed curriculum and courses offered around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://webscience.org/wiki/Curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Tetherless World & TW Research Constellation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://tw.rpi.edu/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://tw.rpi.edu/launch/ </li></ul></ul></ul>10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
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  14. 14. Emerging Media in Business <ul><ul><li>Business Strategies for Social Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Use of Virtual Worlds (business use) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Economy and Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Accountability and Web Privacy Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging the power of global broadcasting & social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New horizons for eCommerce, training, meetings, simulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global economy & marketplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The new face of security with data centralization on the Web </li></ul></ul>Focus Areas Benefits 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
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  16. 16. Resources <ul><li>Teaching using emerging media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visual tour of social media & virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo/presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animoto videos from CTU classes & research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2009/09/game-simulation-tour-in-second-life.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2009/09/animoto-video-second-life-summer-09.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2009/09/global-learning-forum-event-tour.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://animoto.com/play/giF9IkshVTXZ3bewYUsXnA?from=player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://animoto.com/play/z2TLLCwEoOt2qonSa5S5Gw?from=player </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions? Contact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cynthia Calongne on Facebook & at 719-337-1526 (cell); email [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lyr Lobo in Second Life; Twitter: lyrlobo; Skype: Lyr Lobo; Slideshare: lyrlobo </li></ul></ul>10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University The author in Second Life
  17. 17. <ul><li>[1] William Kamkwamba on building a windmill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_on_building_a_windmill.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[2] Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental ‘heresies’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/stewart_brand_proclaims_4_environmental_heresies.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.3 million people around the world – move to town each week! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[3] Cynthia Calongne on Beyond the Backchannel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo/beyond-the-backchannel-by-cynthia-calongne-presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[4] Clay Shirky how social media can make history </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cellphones_twitter_facebook_can_make_history.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[5] Cynthia Calongne on evaluating a Game Simulation Kit in Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo/evaluating-a-game-simulation-kit-in-second-life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[6] Cynthia Calongne on futuring and innovation in a virtual world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2009/09/animoto-video-second-life-summer-09.html </li></ul></ul>References 10/12/09 Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University

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