Internet Research 1.0:The State of the Interdiscipline
The First Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers
September 14-17, 2000
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

This is the final schedule for the AoIR Conference. It is currently listed by Day and Room, soon there will be one by Day and Time. There may be errors in places, and there is information missing in places, and if you find an error or have the information please send it to me at Thank You.



8:00-9:20 Internet and the Law
Moderator: Tim Buzzel, Baker University

  • Freedom of Speech and the Internet - A Comparative Approach Between France and the United States
    Estelle Wurtzbacher, Department of Law, European University Institute, Florence
  • Reviewing the Law - Assessing Australia's On-line Content Regulations
    Sherman Young, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland

9:30-11:00 When Voters are Users

  • The Internet and Campaign 2000: The Structure and Function of Political Web Space
    Steve Schneider, University of Pennsylvania
  • How Eligible Voters "See" Political Internet Sites: The Dimensional Structure of Political Internet Site Perceptions
    R. Kirkland Ahern, W. Russell Neuman, and Jennifer Stromer-Galley, University of Pennsylvania
  • Comparison Shopping for Candidates Online: The Internet's Role in Constructing Citizenship as Consumption
    Kirsten Foot and Ilyse Stempler, University of Pennsylvania
  • Voting Over the Internet: Cultural Implications of New Technology
    Jennifer Stromer-Galley, University of Pennsylvania

12:30-1:50 Women on the Internet
Moderator: Anne Daugherty, University of Kansas

  • M or F? Some Methodological Notes on Studying Gender in Cyberspace
    Jennifer Trias, Temple University
  • Female Cyberbodies: Imaging on the Web
    Kate O'Riordan, University of Brighton
  • "The Woman Question": Addressing Female Net Users
    Susanna Paasonen, Cinema and TV Studies, University of Turku
  • Selling the Internet to Women: The Early Years
    Mia Consalvo, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

2:00-3:20 I've Got a Little List

  • Joan Korenman, Center for Women and Information Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Patrick Leary
  • Michéle Ollivier , Département de sociologie, Université d'Ottawa
  • Wendy Robbins, Department of English, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Gilbert B. Rodman, Department of Communication, University of South Florida


8:00-9:20 Media Convergences

  • An Examination of Textual Relations on Television and the Internet: Defining New Ground for Mass Media Theory
    Elisia Cohen, Annenberg School for Communication, Univerity of Southern California
  • Converging Cultures: Television, the Internet and the Fans of Lois and Clark
    Amy Lauters, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • The Internet Music Revolution: Addressing Technological and Structural Change in the Music Economy
    Mark Latonero, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California
  • Broadcasters and the Internet: The Early Years
    Margot Emery, University of Tennessee

9:30-11:00 Ethics and Internet Research
Moderator: Charles Ess, Philosophy and Religion Department, Drury University

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Cyberspace: Obtaining Consent for Online Qualitative Research in the Absence of an Established Operational Framework
    Caroline Bennett, Department of Humanities & International Studies, University of Southern Queensland
  • Ethical Issues in the Use of Internet Posts
    Craig Murray, Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University

12:30-1:50 Writing on the Web, Electronic literature, and Linguistics
Moderator: Len Hatfield, Virginia Tech

  • When Literature Meets the Web: German Examples of Netliterature
    Roberto Simanowski, University of Göttingen
  • Learning to Write at a Distance: Lessons from the Past for the Future of Email
    Naomi Baron, Department of Language and Foreign Studies, American University
  • Women's Websites: Confessions of Non-Normative Heterosexual Practices
    Elissa Fineman, University of Texas at Austin
  • Management of Virtual Interactions: Packaging Messages for Transmission
    Sherri Condon, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

2:00-3:20 Digital Resistances
Moderator: Lauren Langman, Loyola University of Chicago

  • "Sites" of Resistance: Charting the Alternative and Marginal Websites in Singapore
    K.C. Ho and Zaheer Baber, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
  • Zapatistmo: The Electronic Web of Third World Solidarity
    Fredi Avalos-C'deBaca, California State University, San Marcos
  • Arenas of Innovation: Fringe Groups and the Discovery of New Liberties of Action
    S. Lee & H. Sawhney, Indiana University
  • Sleepless in Belgrade: Virtual Community During the War
    Smiljana Antonijevic, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade


8:00-9:20 Pedagogy
Moderator: Gretchen Schoel, Reves Center for International Studies, College of William and Mary, Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University.

  • Teaching Spatial Rhetoric
    Eric Gardner. Saginaw Valley State College
  • Communication in an E-learning Environment: Frequent, Honest, and Open
    Anne Daugherty, University of Kansas
  • Integrating Diverse Learning Environments
    Len Hatfield, Virginia Tech

9:30-11:00 Economics
Moderator: Suraj Commuri, University of Nebraska

  • The Dangerous Web: Economic Consequences
    George Ure, ISA
  • The Emerging Duality of Social vs Economic Uses of the Internet: Evidence from User Surveys
    Naomi Sunderland, Queensland University of Technology and Greg Hearn, Queensland University of Technology
  • Virtual Consumption: The Commercial Discourse of The Web
    Karen Gustafson, Department of Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas, Austin
  • Rhetorical Features of Website Communication
    Anne Ellerup Nielsen, The Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

12:30-1:50 Global Internet Initatives: Case Studies
Moderator: Bram Dov Abramson, Telegeography

  • An Australian Case Study of a Rural Community in Transition: the Influence of an Outback Internet Cafe
    Lyn Simpson, Communication Center, Queensland University of Technology
  • Civic Networks, a comparative view
    Mattia Miani, University of Bologna
  • Integration of Adaptive Technologies in Building Information Infrastructure for Rural Based Communities in Coastal Belt of Bangladesh.
    Hakikur Rahman, SDNP Bangladesh

2:00-3:20 Internet Research Ethics Roundtable

  • Philip Howard, Northwestern University and Pew Internet and American Life Research Fellow
  • David Snowball, Augustana College
  • Storm King, International Society for Mental Health Online
  • Sarina Chen, University of Northern Iowa
  • Sanyin Siang, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Steve Jones, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Rob Kling, Indiana University


8:30-10:30 Psychology and Relationships
Moderator: Nils Zurawski, Institute for Sociology, University of Muenster

  • Internet Enabled Pathology
    Storm King, International Society for Mental Health Online
  • Cyber-love. Creating Romantic Relationships on the Net
    Malin Sveningsson, Linkoping University
  • The Quality of Electronically Maintained Relationships
    Diana Odom Gunn and Christopher W. Gunn, McNeese State University
  • Attraction of the Pink Internet: Do On-Line Personals Facilitate Succesful Mate Selection Based On "Inner" Qualities?
    Charlie Breindahl, University of Copenhagen
  • Computer-Mediated Communication Effects on Self-Disclosure and Questions in Impression Development
    Joseph B. Walther, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lisa C. Tidwell, Telecheck Services


Keynote: The Rise of Networked Individualism
Barry Wellman, Department of Sociology and Centre for Urban & Community Studies, University of Toronto

1:00-3:10 Families and Children Online: Perils and Possibilities
Moderator: Diana Odom Gunn, McNeese State University

  • The CyberChild
    Angela Thomas, University of Western Sydney
  • An Investigation of Internet Content and On-line Safety Issues in Canada
    Leslie Regan Shade, Department of Communications, University of Ottawa
  • Families Courting the Web: The Internet in the Everyday Life of Household Families
    Vivienne Waller, Sociology Program, Australian National University
  • Surfing the Family@home
    Sue Cranmer, Institute of Education, University of London
  • Outlook and Insight: Young Danes' Uses of the Internet, Navigating Global Seas and Local Waters
    Gitte Stald, Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen


Keynote:Systematic Studies of Social Behavior that Involve the Internet: A Social Informatics Perspective
Rob Kling, Center for Social Informatics, Indiana University




9:30-11:00 Empirical Approaches to Research
Moderator: Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Department of Film & Media Studies, University of Copenhagen

  • Online Survey Research Methods and Data Collection
    Ryan Burns, University of Oklahoma
  • What's Wrong with the Internet: Consumer Views of Internet policy Issues
    Josephine Ferringo, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Increasing the validity and representativeness of on-line surveys by the "closed pool"-method: Evidence from On-Line Replications of Questionnaire-Based Evolutionary Psychological Findings
    Martin Voracek, University of Vienna
  • Cybersex: Pornography, Games or Just Safe Sex?
    Franc Trcek Centre for Spatial Sociology, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

12:30-1:50 Pew Internet and American Life Project

2:00-3:20 Internet and Science
Moderator: Wesley Shrum, Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University

  • Scientists Users of the Internet in Brazil: the Geneticist Biologists
    Christiana Freitas
  • The Uses of Networking for Sociological Research
    Ran Chermesh, Behavioral s Department, Ben-Gurion University
  • The Informational Turn in Science
    Paul Wouters, NIWI, Royal Netheraland Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • The Internet as a New Medium for the Sciences? Effects of the Internet Use on the Use of Traditional Media of Scientific Communication
    Martin Eisend, Science Center Berlin for Social Research


Big 12

8:00-5:00 The 12hr ISBN-JPEG Project
Brad Brace


8:00-9:20 Pedagogy -- In Practice
Moderator: Shawn Wahl, University of Nebraska

  • Grading Listserv Participation in Large Classes
    Philip Thompsen, West Chester Univeristy
  • Raising my Virtual Hand: Student Tactics to Establish Presence in Online Classes
    Tracy Russo, Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas
  • Voices Heard: An Ethnography of the Discussion Areas of an On-Line Course
    Scott Campbell, Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas

9:30-11:00 Internet and Democratization
Moderator: Jeremy Hunsinger, Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Virginia Tech

  • The Internet and Democratization
    Doug Kellner, UCLA
  • Digital Democratization : Who, Whom and the "Demos" Online?
    Timothy W. Luke, Virginia Tech
  • Digital Citizenship and Democratic Accountability: a Comparative Perspective
    Liza Tsaliki, Department of Communications, Univ. of Nijmegen

12:30-1:50 Mediating New Media

  • Cyberspace and Social Space: Re-mapping Remediation and the Limits of Technoculture
    James Hay, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The Reality of New Media
    Jonathan Sterne, University of Pittsburgh
  • The Limits of Dataveillance
    Greg Elmer, Boston College

2:00-3:20 Methods: Gaining Inside Perspectives

Moderator: Ken Harwood, School of Communication, University of Houston

  • Nurture the Hurt, Dude! An Ethnographic Portrait of an Internet Software Development Firm
    Daniel Marschall, CCT, Georgetown University
  • Virtual Ethnography: a Media Event on the Internet
    Christine Hine, CRICT, Brunel University
  • Finding the Pulse of the Organization: Anonymous and Confidential Web Sampling of Communication Satisfaction Factors
    Russell Clark, GE Corporate Research and Development and Joe Downing, Western Kentucky University
  • Social Research Through the Unobtrusive Observation of Network Data: Methodological and Ethical Challenges
    Christian Sandvig, Stanford University and Emily Murase, Stanford Univeristy


8:00-9:20 Design
Moderator: Jean Trumbo, Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • "There's More to Life Than Times New Roman!" Font Frenzy
    Brenda Danet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Bodies of Code: Software and Design in Virtual Environments
    T.L. Taylor, Department of Communication, NCSU Raleigh
  • Beyond Use and Design
    Mikael Jakobsson, Department of Informatics, Umea University
  • Taxonomies of Interactivity
    Kumiko Aoki, Boston University

9:30-11:00 Advertising, Media, and Marketing
Moderator: Sally J. McMillan, University of Tennessee

  • Immersed In Shopping Online: Lessons From The Screen.
    Bruce D. Weinberg, Bentley College
  • Measuring Internet Advertising Effectiveness
    Lars Bergkvist, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Advertising's Influence on Web Site Content Credibility
    Dale Brill, Florida State University

12:30-1:50 Theory and Philosophy of E-commerce
Moderator: Catherine Curran, Creighton University

  • E-commerce as a Confining Model
    Eric Fay and Thomas de Charentenay
  • The Coming of Post-Reflexive Society: A Critique of the Political Economy of Digital Capitalism
    Greg Hearn, Queensland University of Technology
  • Anchor in Wonderland: Reality, Hyperreality, and Surreality of E-commerce
    Suraj Commuri, University of Nebraska
  • Corporate Social Capital and the Internet: The Impact of a Constructed Web Site on Share Value of a Firm 

  • Daphna Shwarts Asher , 
  • Website Quality Assessment, Adrian Mihalache and Arthur Helweg, Western Michigan University 


9:30-10:50 Chat and Presence in Electronic Environments
Moderator: Andrea Baker, Ohio University

  • Gossip and Social Status in a Chat Community
    Lynn Cherny
  • How are Emotions Expressed in Chats? A Cognitive Approach to Interjections in Catalan Chats
    Marta Torres, Dept. of Catalan Philology, University of Barcelona
  • Presence Revisited
    David Jacobson, Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University
  • Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: A Case Study of Online Friendships
    Lori Kendall, Social Science Division, SUNY-Purchase


Keynote:Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis: The State of the Art
Susan Herring, Center for Social Informatics, Indiana University

1:00-3:10 Marketing on the Internet
Moderator: Kissan Joseph, School of Business, University of Kansas

  • Online Consumer Behavior
  • First to the Web, First to Ebb? Quality, Speed, and Network Effects in Internet Markets.
    Gerard Tellis, Nancy Neely Professor of Marketing, University of Southern California
  • From Landscape to CyperSpace: Measuring Perceptual Antecedents of Preference for Web Pages
    Surendra N. Singh, SouthWestern Bell Professor, Univ. of Kansas, Nikunj Dalal, Oklahoma State, and Nancy Spears, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Interaction of Banner Ads and Web Site Message: Implications for Site Design
    Xiang Fang and Dennis Rosen, Univ. of Kansas


Keynote: Internet and the Network Society
Manuel Castells, Department of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley


8:00-9:20 Virtual Communities, Construction and Reality

Moderator: Caroline Bennett, Department of Humanities & International Studies, University of Southern Queensland
  • Virtual Communities as Information Environments
    Gary Burnett, Florida State University
  • Newsgroup Interaction as Urban Life
    Stine Gotved, University of Copenhagen
  • Revisiting Discussions of Virtual Community-Building: Insights from Study of a Multidimensional Site
    K. Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College
  • Nation and Simulation: The Rhetoric of Virtuality in Online Community Discourse
    Espen Aarseth, Department of Humanistic Informatics and Center for European Cultural Studies, University of Bergen

9:30-11:00 The Virtual

  • We Have Always Been Virtual
    Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Department of Film & Media Studies, Univeristy of Copenhagen
  • The Rise of Virtuality and the Decline of Community
    Matt Hern
  • Mapping the Virtual in Social Sciences : The Notion of Virtual Community
    Serge Proulx and Guillaume Latzko-Toth, Communication Departement, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
  • Because It is Important and Out There-- from Real Life Identity to Virtual Ethnicities
    Nils Zurawski, Institute of Sociology, University of Muenster

12:30-1:50 open

2:00-3:20 Open Source

  • Markets and Anti-Markets: Open Source Software and the Software Industry
    Jeremy Hunsinger, Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Virginia Tech
  • The Politics of Linux
    Ted Friedman, Georgia State University
  • Internet, Innovation, and Open Source: Actors in the Network
    Ilkka Tuomi, University of California, Berkeley


Spencer Art Museum Auditorium

10:30-12:30 Website and Art Presentations

  • Environmental Action Website
    Omer Chouinard, Environmental Studies, Université de Moncton, Diane Pruneau, Education Science and Evironmental Education, Université de Moncton, Claire Isabelle. Pedagogical Aspects of the Tools of Multimedia Université de Moncton, Roger N'kambou, Computer Science, Universté de Sherbrooke
  • The Kwanzaa Playground Website
    Alison Colman, Ohio State University

12:40-3:30 The Rogue and The Rogued: Amongst the Web Tacticians
Greg Elmer and Richard Roger

Computing Center(Shuttle Provided)
ACCESS GRID Presentations

8:30-11:00 Investigating Community Networks

Moderator: Nick Jankowski, Dept. of Communication, University of Nijmegen, NL
  • Transforming New Communication Technologies into Community Media
    Teresa M. Harrison, James P. Zappen, and Christina Prell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • What Impacts Community Network Services?
    Lawrence Hecht, Internet Public Policy Network
  • On Crafting a Study of Community Networks: Considerations and Reflections
    Nick Jankowski, Martine van Selm, and Ed Hollander, University of Nijmegen
  • A Discursive Approach to Health Communities
    Joyce Lamerichs, Communication and Innovative Studies, Wageningen University and Research Center
  • City of Bits or City of Quartz? Towards a Qualitative Methodology for Studying Online Environments
    David Silver, University of Maryland, Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies

11:10-12:30 Ambient Computing Environments
Presentation of the Information Technology and Telecommunication Center, University of Kansas


8:00-9:20 Theories of Globalization
Moderator: Liza Tsaliki, Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen, NL

  • Globalize or not?: The Internet and the Social Factors Shaping Globalization
    Joo-Young Jung, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California
  • Culture/Technology/Communication - Towards an Intercultural Global Village
    Charles Ess, Drury University
  • Electronic Commerce in Developing Nations
    Larry Press, California State University at Domingez Hills
  • Globilization, Domination and Cyberactivism
    Lauren Langman, Doug Morris, Jackie Zalewski, Emily Ignacio and Carl Davidson, Loyola University

9:30-10:50 Global Politics
Moderator: Christiana Frietas

  • The Political Net in Japan
    Leslie Tkach, Graduate School of International Political Economy, University of Tsukuba
  • Whose site am I? Serbian and Albanian Kosovar's Governmental Internet-strategies compared
    Milos Milenkovic

11:00-12:20 Interfaces and Communication Strategies
Moderator: Harmeet Sawheny, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University

  • The Role of Communication Practices in the Technical Evolution of the Internet Relay Chat
    Guillaume Latzko-Toth, Communication Departement, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
  • The Construction of a Communication Space Through Social Interaction on the Internet
    Valérie Beaudouin - France Telecom R&D Julia Velkovska - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and France Telecom R&D
  • Breaking Through the Interface: Impact of Visual Metaphors in the Popularization of the Internet
    Tapio Mäkelä, Media Studies, Univeristy of Turku

12:30-1:50 Communication at the End of the Line

  • Homestead Acts: GeoCities and the Vicissitudes of Virtual Property
    John Logie, University of Minnesota
  • The United States and the EU Data Privacy Directive: The Medium is the Mandate
    Kirk St.Amant, University of Minnesota
  • Think globally, eat locally: rhetorics of physicality in cyberspace.
    Laura J. Gurak, University of Minnesota

2:00-3:20 Subjectivity, Cyberspace and the Social
Moderator: Timothy W. Luke, Virginia Tech

  • Internet Practice and the Production of Cyber-Subjectivity
    Amanda Little, University of Western Sydney, Nepean
  • Internet and Culture
    Mark Poster, Department of History, University of California, Irvine
  • Internet Censorship - Who is Caught in the Act?
    Jerry Everard


8:00-9:20 Libraries, Museums, and Archives
Moderator: Keith Russell, KU Libraries, University of Kansas

  • Who Should be Responsible for EDA?
    Susan Lazinger, SLAIS, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • A Longitudinal Study of Web Page Life Cycles: "Stability" After a While?
    Wallace Koehler and Joanna Wall, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma
  • A Didactic Approach of Virtual Museums. Does Art Knowledge Really Matter?
    Roxane Bernier, Département de Sociologie Universitéde Montréal

9:30-11:00 Metaphors for the Internet
Moderator: Elissa Fineman, University of Texas at Austin

  • Code, Coded and Coding Perspectives
    L. Jean Camp, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Metaphors of the Physical: Why the Internet Coheres
    Niel Randall and Isabel Pederson, University of Waterloo
  • Building Communication-Based Perspectives of Internet-Based Technologies
    Michele Jackson, Department of Communication, University of Colorado

12:30-1:50 Discussion about Social Networks

  • Featured Discussant: Manuel Castells

2:00-3:20 Online Relationships, Personal and Professional

Moderator: Andrea Baker, Ohio University
  • Psychotherapy Relationships Online
    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
  • Online Relationships via Text Talk
    John Suler, Rider College
  • What Makes an Online Relationship Successful?:
    Clues from Couples Who Met in Cyberspace
    Andrea Baker, Ohio University


8:30-9:20 Identity and the Dynamics of Interaction within Online Media

  • I, Avatar
    Hannes Hogni Vilhjalmsson, MIT Media Lab
  • The Turing Game: A Participatory Exploration of Identity in Online Environments
    Amy Bruckman and Joshua Berman, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • The Rhetoric of Race within Online Environments
    Beth Kolko, University of Texas at Arlington

9:30-11:00 Community On and Offline
Moderator:Caroline Haythornthwaite, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • The Rise and Fall of Internet Use: Social Networks and Community Involvement
    Andrea L. Kavanaugh, Virginia Tech
  • Social Interaction Across the Digital Divide
    Ann Peterson Bishop, Bharat Mehra, Imani Bazzell, and Cynthia Smith, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Managing Multiple Social Worlds: Distance Students On and Offline
    Michelle M. Kazmer & Caroline Haythornthwaite, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Virtual Communities: What's New?
    Karina Tracey, Perception and Cognition Lab, British Telecommunications
  • Does the Internet Destroy, Replace or Increase Community? The Evidence from the _National Geographic_ Web Survey
    Barry Wellman, Keith Hampton, James Witte and Anabel Quan-Haase

11:10-12:30 Constructing and Using Social Networks in Cyberspace
Moderator: Barry Wellman, University of Toronto

  • Commerce and Community: Walking the Line between Quality and Sustainability at a Virtual Education Center
    Wesley Shumar, Drexel University & K. Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College
  • Social Affordances: Understanding Technology-Mediated Social Networks at Work
    Erin Bradner, Department of Information & Computer Science, UC Irvine
  • Mediated Networks - Technology and the Reorganization of Work
    Heinrich Schwarz, MIT
  • Constructionist Online Communities: Theory and Practice
    Amy Bruckman, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Usenet News: A Small World?
    John Paolillo, University of Texas at Arlington

12:30-1:50 Pedagogy -- Philosophy

Moderator: Susan Lazinger, SLAIS, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Pedagogy in and the Institutionalization of Web-based Courses
    Thomas Swiss and Dan Alexander, Drake University
  • Interaction in Web-Based Learning
    Kathleen Burnett, Florida State University
  • Using an Internet-Based Learning Environment for College Student Learning Research, Literacy, and Self-Directed Learning Skills
    Christine Ching-Chiu Chao, Pennsylvania State University


Keynote: Securing Trust Online
Helen Nissenbaum, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University


8:00-9:20 Community
Moderator: Serge Proulx, Communication Departement, Universite du Quebec a Montreal

  • Community building using the net: Perceptions of Organizers, Info Providers and Internet Users
    Karen Pettigrew, School of Library and Information Science, University of Washington
  • Communities Virtuelle
    Pascal Nivesse
  • Social and Cultural Predictors of Internet Integration in Community Life
    Sorin Matei, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California
  • Musical Taste, Political Participation, Community Values, and the Internet
    James Witte and John Ryan , Clemson University

9:30-11:00 Privacy and Data Collection
Moderator: Greg Elmer, Boston College

  • Provision of Anonymity Security Services to Accomplish Privacy in the Internet
    Justo Carracedo, Telematic Engineering Department, Technical University of Madrid and Jose-David Carracedo, School of Political Science and Sociology. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Privacy Issues in Internet Marketing: Internet Users' Attitudes Toward Exposure of Personal Data
    Chia- Hao Chang, Studies for Information Society, Yuan-Ze University
  • E-Mail Privacy in the Workplace: Emerging Legal Issues
    Kim Dayton, School of Law, University of Kansas
  • 12:30-1:50 Reconfiguring the World: Digital Technologies and the Negotiation of Social Change

    • The Internet as Emblem: New Information Technologies and the Depiction of Class
      Fred Turner, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Authorship Amidst the Detritus
      Tarleton Gillespie, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego
    • Materializing Change: Linux as Artifact, Community, and Conversation
      Matt Ratto, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego




    8:00-9:20 American Communication Journal

    • Ted Coopman
    • Andrew F. Wood
    • Stephanie J. Coopman
    • Norman Clark

    9:30-11:00 Web Interactive Fiction
    Moderator: Len Hatfield, Virginia Tech

    • What's There: An Analytical Review
      Haskell Springer, University of Kansas
    • How Web-Based Literature Challenges the Way We Read.
      Kirby Fields, University of Kansas
    • Web Fiction and Post-Modern Ideology
      Aimee Vassar, University of Kansas


    8:00-9:20 Coping with Illness

    Moderator: Willadene Walker Schmucker
    • Bibliotherapy: Providing Social Support by Posting Contributed Narratives on a Homepage
      Dee Vernberg, University of Kansas
    • Positive Both Virally and Mentally: The Support Process in an On-Line Support Group for Men with HIV/AIDs
      Jennifer Peterson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • If You Are Us, Welcome Aboard!: How Group Ideology and Personal Narrative Function in an Internet Support Group
      Stewart C. Alexander, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Brett Maddux, University of Colorado

    9:30-11:00 Space

    • Common Interpretative Spaces. How Common Interpretative Spaces Constitute Virtual Organizations and Communities
      Daniel Diemers, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    • "^-Where you mooing from?^" Textual Architecture and the Construction of Cyberplace(s)
      Jenny Sunden, Department of Communication Studies, Linkoping University
    • Chatting About Faith: Sacred Space in Cyberspace
      Cheryl Casey, New York University



    9:00-11:00 Internet History

    • The Digital Dark Ages: A Retro-Speculative History of Possible Futures
      Philip Graham, Department of Management, University of Queensland
    • The Internet and the Rise of the New Network Cities, 1969-1999
      Anthony Townsend, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Some Theses about The Reformation of Knowledge
      Laszlo Ropolyi, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Eotvos University
    • Birth of a Skill: Web Site Design from 1993 to 1998
      Nalini P. Kotamraju, Department of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley


    8:30-10:30 Journal Editor's Roundtable

    • Sarin Chen, Iowa Journal of Communications
    • Teri Harrison, SUNY book series
    • Nick Jankowski and Steve Jones, New Media and Society
    • Storm King
    • Rob Kling, The Information Society
    • Tim Luke, New Political Science
    • Helen Nissenbaum, Ethics and Information Technology
    • David Silver, Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
    • Joseph Walther, Journal of Online Behavior
    • Barry Wellman, City and Community

    11:00-12:00 Concluding discussion




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