The Syracuse School of Information Studies (iSchool) is hosting a one-day, face-to-face meeting for the Syracuse University community to discuss research on building a healthier information ecosystem for the future. The event has three goals:
- To build connections and help foster collaboration among members of the Syracuse University community interested in research supporting the design of healthier information ecosystems.
- To illuminate existing research at Syracuse University and identify promising future directions for the study and design of healthier information ecosystems.
- To strategize about how to help Syracuse University become a recognized leader in the study of healthy information ecosystems, and in particular, to gauge interest for establishing a cross-disciplinary research center focused on the topic.
The event will include brief presentations from faculty and other community members, breakout discussions around existing and emerging topic areas, and joint sense-making activities to reify collective understanding. Discussion topics will emerge during the meeting, but might include:
- Media fragmentation and trust
- Social media, partisanship and ideology in political behavior
- The modern information consumer, affective polarization and psychological bias
- Media literacy and civic engagement in the internet age
- Regulation, big business, and the attention economy
- Emergent and threatened epistemologies
- Online toxicity and harassment
- Diversity, power structures and marginalization
- Inequalities and accessibility in digital media
- Extremism and radicalization online
- Cybersecurity, privacy, self-determination and individual freedom
- Network dynamics, algorithmic filtering and fairness
- Collective intelligence and collective stupidity
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided, and a limited number of parking passes will be made available to those traveling from off campus. Space is limited, so please register in advance!
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event was first published on July 1, 2021 and last updated on July 15, 2021.
- Information and Library Science
- Open to
- Faculty & Staff,
- Graduate & Professional Students
- Joshua Introne
- Contact Joshua Introne to request accommodations
- Limited parking passes will be made available