Activities

CO-ORGANISATION OF ACADEMIC EVENTS

CulTech. Cultural diversity and technology design, Workshop at Communities & Technologies Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 27 June 2015 (Co-chaired with H. Ai He, N. Memarovic, A. de Moor)

Digital Echoes Symposium, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, 13 February 2015 (Convened with S. Whatley, R. Cisneros)

Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) Conference, conference administrator, 2012-2014 editions. Lead organisers: The Centre for Community Networking Research (Monash University, Australia), the Community Informatics Research Network & (for 2013 edition) the Center for Information as Evidence (University of California at Los Angeles – UCLA).

ICTD: Intercultural Communication Technologies for Development, open session at the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD ‘13). Cape Town, South Africa, 7-10 Dec. 2013. Organised with L. Cantoni, P. Brunello, S. David, & S. Vannini.

Methodologies for Sense-making in Community-based Research, panel at CIRN 2013 Community Informatics Conference: ‘Nexus, Confluence, and Difference: Community Archives meets Community Informatics’, Prato, Italy, 28-30 Oct. 2013. Organised with S. Vannini, S. David, L. Cantoni & A. Halabi.

Digital Platforms for Minority Voices, panel at CIRN 2012 Community Informatics Conference: ‘Ideals meet Reality’, Prato, Italy, 7-9 Nov. 2012. Organised with P. Paolini.

Interactive Storytelling for Children, workshop at the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 June 2010. Organised with P. Paolini & F. Garzotto.

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SELECT PRESENTATIONS (CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS)

Designing Intergenerational Learning Environments for Community Settings: Tales from the Field. Invited keynote address at the International Conference ‘Transforming the Educational Relationship: Intergenerational and Family Learning for the Lifelong Learning Society’. Bucharest, Romania, 24-25 Oct. 2013.

Digital Storytelling as Rich Data Generation Method, presented in the panel ‘Methodologies for Sense-making in Community-based Research’, at CIRN 2013 Community Informatics Conference. Prato, Italy, 28-30 Oct. 2013.

(Re)Defining the Role of the Teacher in Networked Learning. The Technology-for-Education Experience in South African Primary Schools, at the Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE): Integrating formal and informal learning. Co-prepared with I. Van Zyl & M. Pucciarelli. Lugano, Switzerland, 21-23 Aug. 2013.

Learning as Motivation to Participate in Wireless Communities, at the Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE): Integrating formal and informal learning. Co-prepared with A. Picco-Schwendener. Lugano, Switzerland, 21-23 August 2013.

Employing Grounded Theory Methodology in Action Research Projects, seminar for the Human-Computer Interaction Interest Group, Faculty of Informatics, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, 15 May 2013.

Designing with/for the Voiceless, seminar for the Department of Information Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 20 March 2013.

Participatory, Visible and Sustainable. Designing a Community Website for a Minority Group, at the 8th International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication. Co-prepared with M. Agosti & P. Paolini. Aarhus, Denmark, 18-20 June 2012.

Participation, Voice and Visibility, presented in the panel ‘Digital Platforms for Minority Voices’, at CIRN 2012 Community Informatics Conference. Prato, Italy, 7-9 Nov. 2012.

Context-responsiveness in Community-based Open Content Creation Initiatives. Implications for Evaluation, at CIRN 2011 Community Informatics Conference: “To measure or not to measure: that is the question”. Prato, Italy, 9-11 Nov. 2011.

The Issue of Collective Agency in Community-based Open Content Creation. The International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) Conference. Lima, Peru, 26-28 Oct. 2011.

Context-Responsive Action. A Methodological Framework for the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Participatory Content Production Initiatives, at The Annual Conference of the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the Area of ICT4D (IPID). Lugano, Switzerland, 12-13 Sept. 2011.

Thinking from the Inside: Participatory Action Research as a Bridge to the Locale in Community Informatics. CIRN 2010 Community Informatics Conference: ‘Tales of the Unexpected: Vision and Reality in Community Informatics’. Prato, Italy, 27-29 Oct. 2010.

Collaborative Digital Storytelling as an Intergenerational Hub for Cultural Representation in Traditional Communities, presented in the PhD Colloquium, CIRN 2009 Community Informatics Conference: ‘Empowering Communities: Learning from Community Informatics Practice’. Prato, Italy, 27-30 Oct. 2009.

Collaborative Digital Storytelling as Tool for Self-representation in Ethnic Communities, at the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate Network Annual Conference (MeCCSA-PGN). Bangor, UK, 8 July 2009.

 

PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Do it yourself networking: an interdisciplinary approach, Dagstuhl seminar organized by P. Antoniadis, J. Ott, & A. Passarella. Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Center for Informatics, 19-22 Jan. 2014.

Building Community Collaboration, workshop at INTERACT 2013, 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, organised by A. Peters, D. van Greunen, H. Winschiers-Theophilus, S. Chivuno-Kuria, K. Awori and A. Joshi. Cape Town, South Africa, 2-6 Sept. 2013.

Authoring Methods and Conception in Interactive Storytelling, workshop at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, organized by U. Spierling, I. Iurgel, U. Richle, N. Szilas. Guimarães, Portugal, 09 – 11 Dec. 2009.

Digital Technologies and Marginalized Youth: Reducing the Gap, workshop at the International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, organized by E. K. Ackermann, F. Decortis, J. P. Hourcade, H. Schelhowe. Como, Italy, 3-5 June 2009.

 

SERVICES TO SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES

2012 – 2014 Community Informatics Research Network Conference, conference administrator and peer reviewer

2012 – 2014 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, reviewer, Works in Progress stream

2013-14 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD), member of the program committee for notes

2011, 2012, 2014 International Development Informatics Association Conference (IDIA), member of the program committee and reviewer