[Chicago] Several items that may be of interest to group members

Jonathan Tonkin tonkinjs at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 15 23:22:28 CET 2011


While this may not be directly related to group topics, here are several items that may be of interest to group members.

1.) (shortest first) The Chicago Chapter of the ACM is now on Facebook and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=59120137059) or follow us on Twitter (username:  chicagoacm).

2.)  Next ACM Meeting: March 16, 2011 

A joint meeting with the Loyola University Computer Science Department

Panel: Steve Jones, Peter Schraeder, Peter Dordal 

Topic: "Social Networks and Political Revolution - Fact or Fiction?"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 6:30 pm
5:30 pm -6:30 pm (Social Hour)

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area) 820 N Michigan, Chicago IL 60611 Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers)

Campus map: http://www.luc.edu/about/pdfs/wtc_may09.pdf 

Admission: Free (General Admission, No Reserved Seats)

To make a reservation, use this form:
or send an e-mail to greg at neumarke.net. 

About the Topic: 

Media accounts of recent events in Egypt and Tunisia cite bloggers, anonymous or otherwise, as key catalysts. Do these social networking "players" actually affect social change or are they just casually and vicariously involved spectators to greater events?

In addition to the question of effectiveness, who really controls these networks and what is their agenda - if any?

About the Panel: 

Steve Jones of UIC's Department of Communication, a noted contributor to WBEZ.

Peter Schraeder of Loyola's Political Science Department, who was in Tunisia at the time of its revolution.

Peter Dordal of Loyola's Computer Science Department, a networks specialist who has an interest in social, ethical, and legal issues in computing.


Jonathan Tonkin 

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