Moss Arts Center - Sandbox (8:30-9:30am)
Join us as we hear from Michael Horning about his research exploring the the ways in which information and communications technologies (ICT's) can be used to improve communities. Design research, often in the area of human-computer interaction (HCI) has examined how ICT’s, particularly mobile and web-based ICT’s be used to support the economic and civic goals of place-based communities through leveraging more effectively social media interactions and location awareness. More traditional media research has explored how reporters working in hyperlocal online newsrooms are leveraging new media technologies for expanding democratic opportunities for citizens.
"Playdates" are open discussions of topics and ideas from ICAT, CHCI, Virginia Tech, and the community. We welcome any interested students, faculty, and community members to join these discussions, and enjoy coffee/pastries from the Next Door Bake Shop!