Talks

 

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At Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for MAGIC, November 19, 2015

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On this page, I list of some of my lectures, presentations and talks, going back to about 2005.

But first, if you’re interested, some video of me delivering the keynote address “Time, Space, Technology and Togetherness” at the 2012 Media and History conference at St. Peter’s University:

Part 1, looking at today’s technology use in historical context, and the sociological importance of “hanging out” online:

 

 

Part 2, on the emotionality, intimacy and humanity of the online experience and the “rush” of social connectedness

 

 

Part 3, concluding remarks and questions and answers:

 

 

 

Here I present a lecture on my research at the College of Saint Elizabeth for a Sociology and Communication research colloquium in 2006.

 

Part 1:

 

Part 2:


 

Selected talks, 2005-present

“No Hate Town Hall.” Panelist, Kean University, January 12, 2016

“Hybrid and Online Approaches to Teaching Communication Courses in a Civic-Minded Academy: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.” Panelist in session on online and hybrid learning at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 12, 2016.

“When the Story Doesn’t Fit: The Negotiation and Impact of Narrative in Digital Social Movements.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association), Atlantic City, N.J., November 5, 2016 (with Victoria Gonzolez).

“Communication Technology, Relationships, and Water by the Spoonful.” Invited talk and discussion leader following the play “Water By the Spoonful, “Kean University, July 30, 2016.

“Developing an Online Presence: Websites, Blogging, and Social Media for Academics.” Co-organizer and panelist, Rutgers Public Engagement Project (PEP), Rutgers University, April 15, 2016.

“How do changes in the contemporary workplace environment impact college education? Case study of hybrid teaching/learning in Digital Communication, Information, and Media Minor.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the New Jersey Communication Association annual meeting, Caldwell College, April 8, 2016 (with Maggie Boyraz, Maria Dwyer, Christine Goldthwaite, Katie Kang, and Surabhi Sahay).

“Disruptive Course Design: Integrating Social Technologies and Quality Matters (QM) Best Practices in Hybrid/Online Courses.” Presentation at the NJEdge 2016 Faculty Showcase Conference, Stevens Institute of Technology, March 23, 2016.

“Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life.” Presentation at New Books Session at the annual conference of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA, March 18, 2016.

“Reimagining the Interview: Adapting Qualitative Methods to the Digital Realm.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA, March 17, 2016.

“Disruptive Course Design: Collaboration and Quality Matters (QM) Best Practices in Hybrid/Online Courses.” Presentation, Rutgers Mid-Atlantic Online Learning Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, January 12, 2016.

“Digital Connectedness and Techno-Social Life.” Invited talk for the Rochester Institute of Technology Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity (MAGIC), Rochester, NY, November 19, 2015.

“Teaching With Twitter.” Speaker for School of Communication and Information (SC&I) Instructional Technology and Design Services Webinar, November, 11, 2015. Can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1iWWFPo

“Techno-Social Life: The Internet, Digital Technology, and Social Connectedness.” Featured address based on the ASIS7t 2015 Social Informatics Best Paper for the symposium “The Impacts of Social Informatics Research” at the ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology) annual meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 7, 2015.

“Critical Reflections on Humanist Sociology and Social Change.” Panelist, annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Portland, OR, October 24, 2015.

“Disrupting the Conference: Using Technology to Re-think Modern Academic Conferencing.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Portland, OR, October 24, 2015.

“Becoming a Digital Leader.” Panelist for Rutgers University Digital Leadership Week. April 14, 2015.

“Getting in Sync with Superconnected Students.” Keynote address for Annual Conference of New Jersey College English Association, Seton Hall University, March 28, 2015.

“How Can Educators Improve Course Quality and Learner Outcomes? It’s in the Design Starting With Course Alignment.” Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Quality Matters Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 24, 2015 (with Denise Kreiger)

“Thinking in Tandem: Cognitive Communication, Digital Media, and the Sociomental Bond.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY, February 27, 2015.

“Academic Twitter and Student Engagement.” Invited talk for the Rutgers University Office of Instructional and Research Technology  Annual “Teaching and Learning with Technology” Showcase. December 11, 2014.

“Digital Community and Techno-Social Life.” Invited talk for the Hunter College “Digital Media, Digital Communities” seminar series. October 29, 2014.

“The Hashtagged Classroom.” Presention for the Rutgers New Brunswick Faculty Council Conference “Teaching With Technology: Going Digital?” October 15 2014, New Brunswick, NJ.

“Using Twitter to Build a Social Justice Network.” Workshop developed and presented for the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Cleveland, OH, October 14, 2014.

“Portable Communities: The Experience of Online Connectedness.” Invited talk for Department of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, October 9, 2014.

“Digital Connectedness: Emotionality, Intimacy, Community.” Talk for School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. September 10, 2014.

“Portable Community and the Electronic Interview.” Invited talk for the colloquium on Culture, Cognition and the Media. Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 15, 2014.

“Portable Communities: The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness.” Presentation at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, April 10, 2014.

“Social Media, Twitter Chats and Community.” Presentation at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 20, 2014.

“Reinventing the Interview: Using Digital Media in Qualitative Research.” Invited talk for the Department of Arts and Sciences, University of Indianapolis, March 20, 2014.

“Digital Journeys: Creating Communities (and Selves) in Digital Communication and Media Use.” Invited talk for the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Colloquium, March 12, 2014.

“Learning in Public: Protecting Students’ Privacy in Classroom Social Media Use.” Presentation for Rutgers Online and Hybrid Conference. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, January 16, 2014.

“Students, Social Media, and Surveillance.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Washington, DC, October 12, 2013.

Standards for Promotion and Tenure in Light of New Forms of Scholarly Work. August 11, 013. Presenter and panelist, annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY.

The Rush of Mediated Play. April 19, 2013. Presentation for Rutgers Media Studies Extending Play Conference (“MediaCon13”). Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.

Portable Community and the Superconnected Student. February 28, 2013. Invited talk for School of Communication and Information. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Learning While Tweeting: Using Twitter Effectively in the Classroom. January 17, 2013. Presentation for Rutgers Online and Hybrid Conference. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Time, Space, Technology and Togetherness. April 12, 2012. Keynote address for Conference on Media and History, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ.

Gateways to Girls from the Hood:  Linking Sociology and Writing Communities. March 23, 2010. Presentation at Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MA.

Mission-based, Outcome-based, Service Learning. February 23, 2012. Presentation (with Anne Langan) for the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY.

Pioneers of Public Sociology: Discussion with the Author. February 28, 2011. “New books” session at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Sociological Approaches to Understanding Media Use. February 27, 2011. Invited talk, Department of Sociology, Villanova University.

Creating Community 24/7.” November 11, 2010. Invited Talk, Department of Sociology and the Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto.

Pioneers of Public Sociology: Thirty Years of Humanity and Society. November 4, 2010. Presentation (with Corey Dolgon) at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Santa Fe, NM.

Constant Contact: Life in the Portable Community. April 10, 2010. Keynote address for annual meeting of the New Jersey Communication Association, Morristown, NJ.

“Portable Communities: Source of Solidarity or Commodified Fad?” November 14, 2009. Presentation (with Rick Eckstein) at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, New Orleans, LA.

The EOF Impact. April 2009. Keynote address at Educational Opportunity Fund annual banquet, College of Saint Elizabeth.

Portable Communities: Discussion with the Author. March 21, 2009. “New books” session at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, MD.

Cognition, Emotion, and Intimacy in Portable Communities. March 5, 2009. Invited talk, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC.

You can watch a small portion of this talk (featuring sociologist Kimberly J. Cook with a question on my use of sociological theory in my work):

Work, Play, and Love Online: How The Internet and Cell Phones Have Transformed Everyday Social Life. February 19, 2009. Invited talk, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.

“Solidarity, Community, and Power in Sports.” November 7, 2008. Presentation (with Rick Eckstein) at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Boston, MA.

Work, Play, and Love Online: Social Networking onMobile Phones and the Internet. February 28, 2008. Invited talk as part of series, “The Business of Pop Culture,” Drew University, Madison, NJ.

Electronic Activism: The Benefits and Limits of Organizing Online. February 22, 2008. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY.

Is Distance Learning PedagogicallyInnovative or Morally Bankrupt? A Humanist Disagreement. October 26, 2007.  Presentation (with Rick Eckstein) at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Henderson, NV.

The Nature of Online and Mobile Community. February 9, 2007. Invited talk, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. Bloomsburg University.

The Cultural Transmission of Scientific Information. February 8, 2007. Invited talk, Department of Biology and Allied Health Sciences. Bloomsburg University.

We Have Become Unexpectedly Radicalized: The Internet as Facilitator of Social Movements. November 1, 2006. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology. St. Louis, MO.

The Portable Community: A Conceptual and Empirical Examination of Mobile Social Connectedness. August 11, 2006. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Montreal,Canada.

The Properties of Online Connections and Communities. April 6, 2006. Invited talk, Rutgers University School of Information and Library Science. New Brunswick, NJ.

What’s New in Conceptualizing Cyberspace. February 25, 2006. Paper presented at the Culture and Cognition Mini-conference at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Boston, MA.

Portable Communities: Defining and Envisioning Mobile Cyber-Places. February 24, 2006.  Invited talk for conference thematic session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Boston, MA.

Connecting: How We Form Social Bonds and Communities in the Internet Age. February 23, 2006. Presentation at annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Boston, MA.

I’ll Take My Community “To Go”: The Social Dynamics and Implications of Online and Mobile Connection. January 30, 2006. Invited talk, University of Indianapolis. Indianapolis, IN.

Karibu, mgeni:  Faith, Hope, and Joy Amidst Poverty inTanzania.” October 29, 2005. Presentation (with Catherine A. Chayko) at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology. Tampa, FL.

Teaching Online Courses. August 13, 2005. Workshop presented (with Beth Tracton-Bishop) at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Harnessing Social Interaction: How We Use the Internet to Shape and Control Interpersonal Contact.”  March 20, 2005. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Washington,D.C.

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