September 18, 2007

SCS2007 5-minute Blitz Talks (Day Two)

Filed under: precat — tsladmin @ 5:41 pm

Martin Wattenberg – ManyEyes
part of the goal was to democratize visualization
saw a lot of political usage
saw citizen activism
also saw play
eg, tag cloud of Shakespeare’s favorite words was used to highlight specific words to create poetic phrases
blogs as a social “petri dish”
maybe the goal is connectivity, placed on blog where conversation can be pushed
there’s some competitive uploading now that is political
have a very conservative person on the site right now who is challenging them with what could be considered a rant in a different format about how you interact with data
you are a blogger – Anil Dash
we don’t get far outside of our world, and as a result, we don’t create tools outside of it
blogging is hip-hop
hip hop is currently driving our culture
links are beats
the core of the behavior we have is sampling; is still considered subversive
both are still seen as not being a legitimate art form
Apple – rip | mix | burn
turntables outsell guitars
we’re also not buying printing presses a lot
the reaction when hip hop came out is “that’s not music”
we had the same reaction to blogs – it’s not media
what we can learn is that we can see where the threats are going to come from
we link to content that eventually gets pulled down
the companies frown on the fact that you are the vehicle of distribution
they will railroad us if we let them
hip hop is more than just rap – it’s freestyling
graffiti is OpenID
the ability to be entrepreneurial
outsiders don’t get it – we have to pay attention
violence and misogyny are what rappers were knwon for
we’re seen as medium, not manners, by outsiders
have to think about the implications of tools
“conscious” is a genre
Justin Kan –
started out as a 24/7 broadcast of his life to the internet
at first, walked around trying to entertain people 24/7
was like a roller coaster ride to internet fame
first lesson he learned is that there are a lot of assholes on the internet when they had the police bust in on him at home
building a platform to let anyone do this online – almost ready to open it up to anyone to live broadcast
thinks we’ll see a huge number of video broadcasts that will violate copyright
Teen Second Life at a Glance (Don’t touch mah bukkit) – Lane Lawley
showed his house in TSL
reason #1 he can’t live on the ground in TSL
1 – public school; thinks schools should provide better technological education; he still hasn’t been taught Powerpoint in school yet, maybe it will happen when he’s 18
2 – lack of advertisements; HTML is making a comeback in his world because of MySpace
communities in TSL
– scripting; very few good scripters in TSL
– building; slightly larger community because easier to learn; get a sense of creation without having to learn as much
– social: on TSL to do things they do in RL (shop, be with friends, etc.)
– educational: usually owned by adults; teens in social communities have no interest in the educational one
– scripting + building
judgment day – the day Teen Second Life residents turn 18, and are transferred to main SL
the system is supposed to do it, but it doesn’t happen “overnight”
teens look forward to getting on the main grid because it’s so much larger
Liz: her big frustration is that she can’t play SL with her son; no socialization into the bigger world
“it takes a guild to raise a child” – how important it is that her son can learn from adults, mentors, peers in one place
so she doesn’t play in SL because she can’t be in either world with her son
Ben Gross – How Many
How many?
– email addresses do you have?
– IM networks are you on?
– phone numbers do you have?
– logins to websites do you have?
why do people have multiple identifiers?
it’s commonplace and mundane to have all of these things now
separation of personal and professional, separating out social groups
a category of “that’s my spam account,” which is really trusted and known versus not trusted or not known
focusing attention or limiting interruption for your work
permanence and continuity – your college account is likely to outlive any ISP account
“the odds”
“I got my name”
people are more likely to remember their passwords because they use the same one on each service, whereas they’re unlikely to remember their usernames/logins because they’re different on each one
– usability
– workarounds
– side effects
– security implications
Elizabeth Churchill
interested in cultures of privacy and how we come to know what we’re allowed to share and what we’re not
me putting up my friend’s picture is different than her putting it up
how people manage what they share with others
did some interviews with people asking if they understand privacy settings in Flickr
chart of Flickr sharing by age
60% of the people didn’t change the defaults at all (which means 40% do)
1 in 12 doesn’t share pictures at all
younger people share more
chart of photo sharing by connectedness – the more you put in your profile, the more you tend to share your pictures
map visualizing sharing across the world
interested in volatility – what makes you take something down
can you retract things?
how do our literacies develop around privacy, sharing, etc.
Flickr is about:
– documenting (personal and collective memory)
– competition (status)
– affiliation (group membership)
– learning (emulating)
– curiosity/voyeurism
– awareness (near and far)

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