archive 2006 March

International Conference on Complex Systems 2006 (ICCS2006)

Posted on Saturday 25 March 2006

Conference Aims: To investigate those properties or characteristics common to complex systems, and to encourage cross fertilization among the many disciplines involved

International Conference on Complex Systems 2006 (ICCS2006)




The Age of Networks: Social, Cultural, and Technological Connections

Posted on Friday 24 March 2006

The Center for Advanced Study’s (CAS) interdisciplinary initiative for academic year 2005-06 will examine the workings of networks across the sciences, arts, and humanities. This project draws on scholarship in computer science, humanities, engineering, life sciences, law, organizational sciences, and social sciences in order to take an in-depth look at socio-technical networks and theories for self-generating, self-organizing networks. It will undoubtedly reveal many ironies, ambiguities, and contradictions — precisely those shifting areas where we are likely to discover basic human and societal values.

During the spring 2006 semester, CAS, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will co-sponsor a series of speakers on a wide range of network topics. Programming of this series was led by CAS Resident Associate Noshir Contractor, leader of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group at NCSA and a professor in the Department of Speech Communication.

Click here for a list of speakers and links to video streaming of their presentations




SB Forum on Digital Transitions

Posted on Friday 24 March 2006

SB Digital Forum

The 2006 Santa Barbara Forum on Digital Transitions: Social Collaboration and Dynamic Communities is the first in a series of annual meetings exploring cutting-edge trends and long-term social transformations resulting from people?s use of information technologies… The Forum brings together leading thinkers from universities, industry, media, foundations, and the not-for-profit world to exchange ideas about the dynamic interplay among information technology, social activity, and human psychological processes.

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3rd International Conference on Communities and Technologies – June 28-30, 2007, Michigan State University

Posted on Friday 24 March 2006


The Communities and Technologies biennial international conference serves as a forum for stimulating and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies. Researchers studying aspects of this interaction between communities and technologies, regardless of disciplinary background, are invited to submit original contributions to the Third International Conference on Communities and Technologies.

Click here for more details about schedule, call for papers, participation and sponsorship of the 3rd International Conference on Communities and Technologies – home




Hyperlinked Society Conference: June 9, 2006 Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Posted on Friday 24 March 2006

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The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania invites you to join the best minds from a variety of fields to explore the effects of digital links on people’s ability to understand and care about their larger society.

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NUMB3RS & Social Network Analysis

Posted on Sunday 12 March 2006

NUMB3RS Activity: A Party of Six
Episode: “Protest”
Topic: Graph Theory and Ramsey Numbers Grade Level: 8 – 12
Objective: To see how a complete graph with edges of two colors can be used to model acquaintances and non-acquaintances at a party.
Time: About 30 minutes
Materials: Red and blue pencils or markers, paper

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Is Social Software Bad for the Dean Campaign?. Many-to-Many:

Posted on Friday 10 March 2006

What I wonder is whether Dean has accidentally created a movement (where what counts is believing) instead of a campaign (where what counts is voting.)

Is Social Software Bad for the Dean Campaign?. Many-to-Many:




Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Posted on Friday 10 March 2006

Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy




Shirky: Grid Supercomputing: The Next Push

Posted on Friday 10 March 2006

Shirky: Grid Supercomputing: The Next Push




Shirky: Social Software and the Politics of Groups

Posted on Friday 10 March 2006

Shirky: Social Software and the Politics of Groups