RIT Holds Conference About Cyber Communities, April 15




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Rochester Institute of Technology will hold the daylong conference, Cyber Communities: Uniting Us or Dividing Us?, on Thursday, April 15.

The event—free and open to the public—will begin at 10 a.m. in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium, building 76, room 1125. The conference will feature presentations and discussions on topics such as:

  • “Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Gender, Race and Class Identities Online,” by Lori Kendall, professor at the State University of New York at Purchase, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Carlson auditorium.

  • “Women and Girls: The Right Fit for Technology” panel discussion from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Clark B and C in the Student Alumni Union.

  • “Community On and Offline: Connecting in the Network Society” by Keith Hampton, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

    The evening presentation will be held in conjunction with RIT’s Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture Series presentation by author Howard Rheingold, “Mobile communication, pervasive computing and collective action,” at 7:30 p.m. in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building.

    For more information, call 475-6701.