It’s been a while since I’ve featured the work of FUSE Labs and Lili Cheng here on NEXT so I’m pleased to have Lili bring this guest post to the site that showcases the recent Social Computing Symposium that was held in New York City.
– by Lili Cheng
Last week we held our ninth annual Social Computing Symposium on the topic: “Off the Radar.” Inspired by Clive Thompson’s closing talk from 2012, we focused on populations and topics we forget to discuss, often hiding in plain sight. Our goal with the event is to bring together a small group of diverse people to help inspire and shed light on novel ideas and trends in the area of social.
Thanks to the stellar folks who made this all happen: danah Boyd, Liz Lawley, Clay Shirky, Brady Forrest, Clive Thompson, Tom Coates, Anil Dash, Gabriella Coleman, John Borthwick, Baratunde Thurston, Tricia Wang and NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Department.
We only wish we could include more people, so sharing out the recorded videos of many of the presentations. All of the talks are online and there are some really amazing ones – click on through the agenda below. Enjoy!
- Stories and insights from around the world, organized by Tricia Wang
- People who *aren’t* using socially enabled tools, and why organized by Liz Lawley
- Slightly Belated Opening Talk, by Clay Shirky
- “Innovation in Unexpected Places”, organized by Baratunde Thurston
- Evening: Audience Choice Talks & PowerPoint Karaoke, organized by Brady Forrest
- “The Human Microphone: Amplification of Political Dissent”, organized by Biella Coleman
- “Food, Government, Surfing and Thrifting”, organized by Brady Forrest