Topic:Understanding social media and how it can enhance/simplify?
Humanity's short history has been punctuated by radical technology improvements that have never had accompanying them foresight into the concomitant radical social changes. Chief among these has been computer science that has allowed us to reckon problems untenable even a decade or so ago, but has also brought a new kind of social culture where gregariousness is measured through network connectivity rather than physical contact. The differences between the children of today and children of any other time is a paradox of more "networked" association, but significantly less physical association. Social pressure - likely attributable to how we deal with our children - has moved across demographics and begun changing how we conduct our lives - talk to friends - pay bills - book trips - acquire a book - to such an extent that a so-called "digital-divide" has been observed. Nowhere is this more apparent than between those born before 1980s. The divide is so great that what appears common to one age group - online banking - dating - shopping - is foreign to another.
We will discuss how to span the divide and seek the best elements of this new connectivity and networked culture. We will also discuss the worst elements of the divide and provide a kind of map of usefulness and safety, uselessness and danger.
"Memo," as he likes to be called, was born and raised in Austin, Texas. As a primary instructor for I101 Introduction to Informatics Dr. Dalkilic meets many of Informatics' newest students. He attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in chemistry.
He continued at Indiana University's School of Medicine, beginning work on an M.D./Ph.D. in biochemistry, but discovered after a couple of years that his interests were better served in computer science. He graduated from Indiana University with a Ph.D. in computer science in June 2000. His primary research interest includes data mining - searching for hidden information in large amounts of data and has begun working in bioinformatics. He has authored several articles and a book chapter. He has recently been awarded an NSF grant. He consults part-time, is an avid reader and pianist, and enjoys a tussle with his 140 lb. Alaskan malamute, Kan.
(left to right): Michael Molenda, Mehmet Dalkilic, Phil Carspecken, Irene Vlachos-Weber.
Five IU Bloomington faculty members were awarded Student Choice Awards for Outstanding Faculty at IU Bloomington's annual Spring Recognition Banquet on April 17, 2005. The awards are given based on the recommendations of IU Bloomington students.
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