Law, Science and Technology Proposal

From The Theme ONLINE MEDIA CONTENT
 WHAT IF What if we could facilitate consumer publication and use of online content by creating a more defined legal environment in which creative expression and use of content are encouraged, while the rights of creators of digital content are protected? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set […]

Interacting with Integrated Information

From The Theme ONLINE MEDIA CONTENT WHAT IF What if we could determine the requirements to support user interaction with systems that integrate information from multiple sources? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to investigate user responses to content that filters, summarizes or synthesizes information from disparate sources. Our exploration included the […]

Trust, Reputation, and Anonymity in Peer to Peer Publishing and Content

From The Theme ONLINE MEDIA CONTENT WHAT IF What if we could develop a truly fair, comprehensive and anonymous mechanism for assigning reputation ratings to self-published work online? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to explore reputation systems, with a focus on the feasibility of algorithmic techniques that address the issues of […]

Transparent Social Footprints

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if we could help media companies increase revenue by tracking the “social footprints” of their audiences? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We wanted to examine the requirements needed to develop prototypes for metrics and tools to support media organizations in the shift from print to […]

Recasting the Textbook

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if active engagement in building stories of history helped students evaluate the sources of information and better understand the perspectives from which history is written? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We recast the history textbook as an edited on- demand, collaborative collection of historical narratives. […]