harnessed for remarkable social benefits. New thrusts in basic research
and engineering are likely to move beyond existing socio-technical
media to produce new participatory systems spanning people,
computation, communication and action.These
safety, disaster response, life-long learning, business innovation,
sustainability, environmental protection, and other spheres of
research opportunities, in the social and
computational fields, and challenging needs for the development of
methods, analysis tools and metrics, are evolving.
To better understand human social interaction,
we need to develop socially intelligent systems in which human
mediated by machines.
The Technology Mediated
workshops are an effort sponsored by the U.S. National Science
Foundation, aiming to draw up a strong scientific research agenda and
recommendations for creating a cohesive community that generates the
foundational science, engineering, and graduate training necessary for
era of social participation technologies.
The workshops were held
on the west and east coasts, and discussed theoretical and
practical issues. Workshop themes include: Theoretical integration;
Infrastructure, ethics, and protections; Social capital, social
and effective action; Design to motivate participation; Graduate
- Unique challenges for government use of social media.