The University of California Transliteracies Project and UC Santa Barbara Social Computing Group announce the "Social Computing in 2020" Bluesky Innovation Competition. This competition asks: What will social computing technologies and practices be like in the year 2020? Submissions Due: Jan. 30, 2009.
"SOCIAL COMPUTING IN 2020" BLUESKY INNOVATION COMPETITION
The University of California Transliteracies Project and UC Santa Barbara Social Computing Group announce the "Social Computing in 2020" Bluesky Innovation Competition." What will social computing technologies and practices be like in the year 2020?
* ELIGIBLE: Undergraduate or graduate students anywhere in the world.
* AWARDS: 1st prize, $3000 USD; 2nd prize, $1000, 3rd prize, $500.
* SUBMISSION FORMAT: Description of an idea + Imaginative realization, embodiment, or illustration of the idea in a variety of possible formats (e.g., an essay, story, script, application sketch, fictional business plan, etc.).
* DEADLINE: January 30, 2009.
* FULL COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidelines & Submission Details
Students from any discipline--humanities, arts, social sciences, computer science, engineering, etc.--are encouraged to apply. The competition emphasizes visionary, thoughtful, or critical concepts rather than technical
knowledge as such.
For more information, see the full competition announcement
Inquiries may be directed by email to email@example.com
UCSB Social Computing Group (http://socialcomputing.ucsb.edu) (A working
group in the UC Transliteracies Project:
* Kevin Almeroth - Department of Computer Science; Associate Dean for
Advancement and Planning, College of Engineering.
* Jennifer Earl - Department of Sociology; Director, Center for Information
Technology & Society.
* Andrew Flanagin - Department of Communication; Co-director, Credibility
and Digital Media@UCSB Project.
* James Frew - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
* Alan Liu - Chair, Department of English; Director, UC Transliteracies
* Miriam Metzger - Department of Communication; Co-director, Credibility and
Digital Media@UCSB Project.
(With assistance from the UCSB Graduate Student Social Computing "Bluesky"