Digital Estate and Identity in the New Landscape of Work

From The Theme
MEMORY, ESTATE AND LEGACIES IN A DIGITAL WORLD

WHAT IF
What if we could track and understand the variety of factors influencing the ways that digital media might enable and constrain identity during a person’s entire work life?



WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO
Our goal is to develop the first comprehensive map of the rapidly changing scholarly and commercial landscape of digitized labor. This will involve investigating work related digital and organizational records and systems, and considering theories about work, as well implications for employers and workers. It will also include creating a research agenda that can guide new scholarship and organize research.

LEARN MORE
Jeff Hancock Presentation: Affect, Affordances and the Psychology of Social Media

Byron Reeves Presentation: Constructing a Personal Media Day:Switching Between Work and Play on a Laptop Computer

PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT
Jeff Hancock is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Professor Hancock and his group work on understanding psychological and interpersonal processes in social media. The team specializes in using computational linguistics and experiments to understand how the words we use can reveal psychological and social dynamics, such as deception and trust, emotional dynamics, intimacy and relationships, and social support.

Byron Reeves is The Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communication at Stanford University. He teaches courses in mass communication theory and research, with particular emphasis on psychological processing of interactive media. His research has been the basis for a number of new media products for companies such as Microsoft, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard, in the areas of voice interfaces, automated dialogue systems and conversational agents.

Fred Turner is Harry and Norman Chandler Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Turner’s research and writing explore media, technology and American cultural history. He is especially interested in how emerging media have shaped American life since World War II. Before joining the faculty at Stanford, Turner taught Communication at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

TAGS
Communication, Computation, Data Science, Digital Estate, Identity, Informatics, Multi-Media, Productivity, Technology