Social Informatics Lecture 3 Selection Salzburg 2008

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  • Synthesis Convergence model reference Circle Model Page 54 and page 211 How many have read the chapters for this lecture?
  • Social Informatics Lecture 3 Selection Salzburg 2008

    1. 1. Social Informatics Lecture 3 <ul><li>ICT and psychosocial communication (e g distributed communication ) (chapt 7) </li></ul><ul><li>ICT and stress and health issues (chapt 8) </li></ul><ul><li>From theory to actions : How to achieve the good ICT society – actions on various levels of analysis (chapt 9) </li></ul>
    2. 2. Human Communication - Functions <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul><ul><li>Expressive </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosocial communication becomes a key issue in N etwork Organization s </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is both deepened and broadened </li></ul>
    3. 3. Main Hypotheses on Communication in the IT Society from mid 1980’s are 2000´s confirmed <ul><li>Our perception - less time and closer in space </li></ul><ul><li>Structure, quantity and quality of contacts change </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic subcultures appear </li></ul><ul><li>New dimensions of quality </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening of traditional family life </li></ul><ul><li>- few narrow contacts </li></ul><ul><li>- increase of remote contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Identity and self perception change </li></ul><ul><li>- electronic loneliness </li></ul><ul><li>- avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Subdivision in work – leisure loses relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Gender structure – new patterns </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Communication Circle (Bradley 1977,1993, 2006)
    5. 5. Mobile Connection <ul><li>Safety and Security </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to security </li></ul><ul><li>The Mobile telephone in extraordinary situations </li></ul><ul><li>Diminution of safety </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of Everyday Life </li></ul><ul><li>Social coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical timekeeping and social coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Micro coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Time base vs. Mobile-based coordination </li></ul><ul><li>New Life style – teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>The role of ICT for promoting social capital or individualism? </li></ul>Source: Ling 2004
    6. 6. Stress – with ICT our Pace is accelerating Overstimulation Balance Understimulation - Too much - Too little Amount of work Communication Information Responsibility Security Demands for training / learning Influence and power Flexibility / change Dependency Mobility Availability
    7. 7. Stress in the Internet World <ul><li>Information overload </li></ul><ul><li>Contact overload </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements on availability </li></ul><ul><li>No organizational “filters” </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to separate essentials from noise </li></ul><ul><li>Increased level of expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Perception of less time and closer in space </li></ul>
    8. 8. From Theory to Action – How to achieve the Good ICT society?
    9. 9. Actions toward the Good ICT Society Actions towards the Good ICT Society (chapter 9)
    10. 10. Focus on some major Psychosocial Processes as Policy Statements (Bradley 2001) <ul><li>Integration or Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy or Control </li></ul><ul><li>Overstimulation or Understimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Synergy or Separation of Selves </li></ul><ul><li>Humanisation or Dehumanisation </li></ul><ul><li>E-cooperation (peace) or E-conflicts (wars) </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability – humane and environmental </li></ul>
    11. 11. e-Society - Visions (WITFOR 2003) <ul><li>Bridging the digital divide </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring the freedom of expression </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating social integration </li></ul><ul><li>Respecting diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Combine ”public domains” and IPR </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting illiteracy </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging e-governance and e-democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Improving quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting local and global environment for future generations </li></ul>

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