Mark Riley Aardvark, Masters postgraduate Student, Institute of
Hi, I am interested in the differences between US Internet business models
and British/European ones. For example, are there instances of US Web
sites having to be radically altered to reflect the different culture in
Europe. (Apart from the language obviously) Are there US business models
which have worked well in the US but completely failed in Europe?
Therefore are there business models which would work well in Europe but
not the US? How universal is the appeal of the Internet to business then?
Thanks for your thoughts, Mark. <email@example.com>
Michael Abrams, Author and Software Developer.
I am interested in the development of a science of Informatics,
concerned with the formulation of general theories of the ways in which
information (and information technologies) can empower individuals
(politically, economically, socially, culturally...) To this end, I
am interested in understanding society as a cybernetic system.
Mary Ann Allmendinger, Doctoral Student, Educational Leadership Policy
Studies, Temple University.
I am currently writing my dissertation proposal which focuses on the
introduction of the Internet to college campuses. In particular, I am
planning to look at 5 major uiversities to determine how they proceeded in
making the Internet available to their faculties and their student bodies.
I am also interested in discovering the problems which they encountered in
the process and how they handled them. I hope to finish my proposal by the
end of the summer and to defend by May
2000. I am interested in hearing from anyone who may have some
suggestions regarding my study. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mark Andrejevic, Doctoral Candidate, School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder.
My interests include digital aesthetics, new media, and critical theory.
My most recent work involves an attempt to draw on aspects of Adorno's
aesthetic theory to outline a critique of the "aesthetic" of digital
John Armitage, Principal Lecturer in Department of Politics, University of
My interests include: Postmodern Cutural and Political Theory; New
Information and Communications Technologies; and Politics. <John.Armitage@unn.ac.uk>
Dena Attar, DPhil Student, Graduate Centre in Culture and Communications,
University of Sussex.
I am researching webpages as texts, how people read webpages and learn to
become readers of webpages within various social contexts. My interest is
in electronic literacies as new forms of literacy, how these are being
gendered, and what it means for people (particularly but not exclusively
adult women) to acquire this new form of literacy at different stages of
their lives. <email@example.com>
Patricia Aufderheide, Associate Professor, School of Communication,
I am interested in the relationship between cultural expression
and social power, and in the potential of networking technologies to
foster and inhibit public life. I am particularly interested in the
project of the self and questions of cultural identity in a networked
Paul M.A. Baker,
Research Assistant Professor and Director of Student Affairs, The
Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University; Adjunct Faculty,
Public and International Affairs, GMU.
I am intrigued by the concept of community, and the mapping of virtual
community on geographical space. While community in geographical space is
frequently defined by location, or as Manual Castells calls it, a "space
of places," virtual space, or cyber communities, can be thought of as a
"space of flows." Here the nexus of community can be thought of as
intensity of interest, with the outliers of community being individuals
with "less" interest than those in core. Community in virtual space, then,
rather than being held together by the friction of geography, are held
together by congruence of interest, a more ephemeral link. Tying this to
my field of policy, access to these communities of interest represents a
new type of outreach for local governments, or the potential extension of
"government" into the virtual world. Barring this effort, cyberspace
analogues of government may develop, what have been called "external
public organizations." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
English Department and American Studies, Director, Center
for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies (CEPACS), Georgetown
I am interested in the intersection between knowledge and media,
especially as it applies to the study of American culture and history.
I teach courses on text, knowledge, and pedagogy in the electronic
Sally Bates, Information Manager, Unidata Program
I am interested in using computing technologies to foster the sense and
feel of community among scientists; other means of interactions are
necessary here, but networking technologies are certainly at the
foundation. I work for a small program that has built a community among
meteorologists and I'm trying to document what we've done, decipher what
elements are applicable in other disciplines, and incorporate into our
program technologies that will promote this sense of community even
Hillary Bays, Department of Science of Language & Linguistics, Ecole des
Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
Mediated discourse changes the dynamic of an interaction, which
has been described by Goffman as an encounter which takes place during the
continual co-presence of interlocutors, that is face to face. In a
forthcoming PhD, I am examining the strategies of interaction in Internet
Relay Chat, as a forum for discussion and exchange which is stripped of
its physcial parameters while retaining many traits found in synchronic
conversation. I would like to be able to exchange ideas and data, as well
as keep up to date on related conferences, collaborative research projects
and other academic exchanges. <email@example.com>
Stephen Beat, School of Education, University College Scarborough.
I am currently formulating research on how exactly "groups" are formed in
cyberspace, particularly regarding how status is negotiated/achieved
within online "communities." I am interested in academic work done so far
on the psychology of human relations online, but with an emphasis on how
these groups organize leadership and roles. In effect my work is a
cyber-anthropology mapping the evolution of cyber-community "clans." I
would appreciate developing correspondence with any others interested in
this field, with a view to sharing ideas and possibly negotiating
Lecturer, Deptartment of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tunghai
University, Taichung, Taiwan.
I am interested in how the Internet can be (and is being) used
in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language, and how the use of
English as an international language affects and is affected by the
Caroline M. Bennett, PhD Student, Department of Humanities & International
Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
I am studying the ability of CMC to facilitate male self-disclosure and
its benefits to men who may have no other recourse to assistance in times
of need, or who may veer away from conventinal face to face interactions
with welfare agencies for example. My topic/focus here is on relationship
breakdowns and men's emotional needs. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David W. Benoun, Department of Sociology, University of Paris IX
I am studying sociology in the University of Paris IX Nanterre and
am writing a paper called "Genesis of cybersociety." I am very glad that
the RCCS exists, and would be pleased to discuss any sort of topic
concerning the Internet and sociology (despite my poor english).
Arthur Asa Berger,
Professor, Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts, San
Francisco State University.
My interests include popular culture, media, narratives, and humor. I've
been asked to give a paper on children's literature and the change from
print to electonic narratives and have just started investigating
interactive fiction. I'm looking for articles and books to read, websites
to investigate, interactive games/stories to investigate, etc. I'd
appreciate any suggestions anyone might have to offer. <email@example.com>
Eric Berthelette, Doctoral Candidate, Media Studies, University of
I am interested in new communication practices and technologies within
contemporary conditions of capitalism, particularly as such practices
affect labor relations and the production of value. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maria Boariu, Student, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.
My interests include comparative pedagogy, Japanese preschool systems, and
young teenagers' developement. <email@example.com>
Mike Boland, Independent Scholar/Activist/Master's Candidate, Brock
I am very keen to "uncover" the counter-cultural elements/potentialities
of the virtual spaces that are the Web. In particular, I am interested in
the "heritage" aspect of counter-culture (as distinct from "sub-culture"),
and what it means to have such. Also, what are the implications for
society as a whole, if only a tiny minority of people have access to such
a powerful tool as is provided via the Web. Lastly, my interests also rest
in determining where the split between "popular" culture and
"counter" culture occurs, and what this means for the communities that
congregate around the norms of each. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Instructional
Computing College of Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences,
University of Minnesota.
I am interested in the use of the Internet to develop flexible
learning/communication environments. I have been teaching a course on
Internet Skills (totally via 'Net) since 1994. I currently help faculty
develop resources for local and distance learning environments using the
José A. Bragança
de Miranda, Associate Professor, New University of Lisbon.
My interests include: cultural theory; cyberculture; political
theory; philosophy of technics; aesthetics. <email@example.com>
Caroline Brassard, Doctoral Student, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi.
I'm a graduate student really interested by the sharing (of ressources,
knowledges, ideas, etc.) between professor to plan their courses or make
an instructional design. It's in the field of the community of
practice. My thesis is titled "Sharing of virtual environment in College
teaching: Factors and Principles." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dr. Jamie Brassett, Senior Lecturer, Contextual Studies and Coordinator
for BA (Honors) in Product Design Central St. Martins College of Art &
Currently working on a book for IBTauris called Assemblages of
Desire; & on two research projects (based at CSM) that chart the
philosophical effects of the interface between bodies & cultural
artefacts; these are "Wearable Electronics" & "Fashion & Modernity." All
of these projects deal with the relation between subjectification, bodies
& designed objects. My PhD (Philosophy, Warwick 1993) looked at the
symbiotic & material relationship between subjectivites & spaces; these
issues I still pursue into the digital realm. I have spoken at many
national & international conferences, mostly on themes that relate themes
of art, technology & philosophy. I am also a student of capoeira
(brazilian martial art/dance) & dj (drum+bass, uk/2-step garage) which
form some of my other leisure & research interests. <email@example.com>
Marcus Breen, Department of Communication Studies, University of North
Carolia at Chapel Hill.
My interests include cultural studies approaches to the changing
nature of entertainment, especially popular music in the new digital
age. Cultural policy studies and new technologies are also major
-- present: Director of Networking Initiatives, Southeastern Universities
Research Assoc. -- past: many lives.
I work in the trenches with higher education and networked information
technologies. However, my interests are more closely related to my fine
arts and design background -- you might say it's the aethetics of problem
solving. In other words, how can we gracefully fit technology to meet the
needs, requirements, or wishes of people. As tidbits and teasers check
out some of my ideas . And BTW I've been spinning webs of many media for a
quarter century.  <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brooke, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Old Dominion
Broadly speaking, my work falls under the category of rhetoric and
technology. I'm particularly interested in the ways that material
changes in technology affect (and are affected by) language practices. I
also dabble in the rhetoric of science, interface design, and virtual
communities. Right now, I'm working primarily with hypertext theory and
Luis Carmelo L.
Buenaventura, Director for Research, Office of the Chief Operating
Officer, Net Curricula, Inc (NCI).
My interests include Sociology and Anthropology of cyberspace; community
building and generating in cyberspace; virtual communities; online/offline
relationships; computer-mediated-communication (CMC); community and
communication; and CMC and education.<email@example.com>
Mark Collins Bunyan, Information Systems Assistant and
I am interested in discussing how models of society taken from virtual
worlds reflect individual identity through the constructed avatar. This
constitutes the self as cyborgian, and gives rise to my theory of the
soci-neuro intralinguistic bubble as an ideological space... You can
contribute research on my webpage. <M.C.Bunyan@mmu.ac.uk>
PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
My research combines studies in Computer-Mediated Communication
with Practical Theology. I am interested in Online Communities and how
relationships and communication patters online effect offline behaviour
and engagement with face-to-face communities. My work also looks at the
formation of spiritual networks, how people use the Internet in their
spiritual pilgrimages. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Steve Cannaday, Graduate School Applicant.
My primary interest has to do with the influences that make us as
individuals and as a society who and what we are. I'm also keenly
interested in the part that technology has played historically, as well as
from a predictive vantage. What kind of people will we be and what are
the ways in which we will interact, particularly in the
"cybertechnological age," as I refer to our present and at least our
immediate future. <email@example.com>
A. Casilli, Doctoral Student, Editor, & Essayist, Ecole des Hautes
Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
My focus is on the cultural history of the body: its practice and
perception, and the shifts from one "body protocol" to another. My
publications include two Italian books: La Fabbrica Libertina ('The
libertine factory,' 1997) about the birth of the body machine in the 18th
century; and Stop Mobbing ('Stop mobbing,' 2000) about the body &
the globalization. I am currently working on a French project called: 'New
technologies/new body: the discourse of the regeneration of the body
protocol (1992-2000). Don't hesitate to contact me for information +
Barbara Cavanagh, Department of Performance Excellence, LifeCoach
What are the conditions and assumptions that enhance creative
collaboration via internet connections (bulletin boards, commercial
forums, e-mail, intranets, etc.)? Also, what aspects of verbal language
carry the most emotional and cognitive impact in these media, absent
face-to-face cues? <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lynn Schofield Clark, Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for Mass Media
Research, University of Colorado.
I'm a critical/cultural studies ethnographer conducting research on the
"at-risk" side of the Digital Divide: specifically, how young people,
particularly those w/no access to computers in their homes, view and
use new technologies in light of the public rhetoric celebrating the
Internet as a social good. <Lynn.Clark@Colorado.EDU>
Rita Chen, Ph.D., Senior Software Engineer.
I am interested in the decentralized Internet and its future application
to the community. <email@example.com>
Senior Lecturer, University of Rijeka.
My interest is in Electronic commerce and especialy its consequences to
logistics and transport. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lin Collette, graduate student at Union Institute and administrator at
I'm interested in a lot of things but this is what I'm working on now:
a) media coverage of fringe religious/political groups (esp. far right);
b) use of media, especially Internet, by far right political groups; c)
ethics of conducting research online (i.e. participant observation).
B. C. Cortelazzo, Doctoral Student, Teacher College, Universidade
de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo.
My interests include Cyberculture and Education; Teacher Development and
Higher Education; & Communication, Teaching and Learning. <email@example.com>
Alan Davies, Futures Designer, UWCN, Newport, South Wales.
I am presently studying how living spaces will change in the
21st century, in particular how personal space will be designed and
managed. I am interested in living, natural systems and incorporating
reality and virtual reality in a healthy symbiosis. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wan-Wen Day, Institute of Telecommunications, National Chung-Cheng
My interests include: Virtual Community and Marketing; and Intellectual
Bernhard Debatin (German version here),
Professor of Theory and Sociology of Public Communication/Media Ethics,
Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Leipzig /
My research focuses on three aspects: (1) Internet as a new public
sphere, its difference to 'older' public spheres, and the idea of a
democratic potential of the internet. (2) Internet and communicative
intimacy; based on my online-interviews, I'm exploring how people in
chat rooms conceptualize and understand their online contacts and their
communicative behaviour.(3) Internet as myth and metaphor;
differentiating between structural and functional metaphors of the
internet, I analyze the internet as a great virtual myth and new
rhizomatic narrative at the turn of the century. <email@example.com>
Wade W. Deisman, Department of Sociology, Carleton University.
My work combines the governmentality approach to neo-liberalism
advanced by Foucault to analyze the vicissitudes of current regulatory
initiatives with respect to cyberspace and combines this conceptual
framework with the normative commitments outlined by Habermas in his
discussions of the importance of the public sphere in securing discursive
forms of democracy. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eduardo Duarte, Ph.D. Student, Department of Social Science, Catholic
University of Sao Paulo.
I am researching virtual communities in Brazil, with a special interest in
relations between real and virtual communities. I would like to know
others' references and kinds of virtual groups, and others' interactions
between societies and cyberworlds. <email@example.com>
Ann Hill Duin, Vice
Provost and Professor, University of Minnesota.
A colleague and I are working to identify "readiness criteria" that need
to be in place for inter-institutional "e"-partnerships. Specifically,
Linda Baer (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) and I have co-lead
the development and implementation of Minnesota Virtual University. Those
interested in studying virtual universities -- please contact me. Thanks!
Christopher Dum, Student, Syracuse University.
I'm writing a research paper on cyberstudies as a critical theory
movement. I would like to find out as much as I can about how the
interest and movement toward cyberspace began. Over the past year I have
been reading works by Lacan, Barry, Eagleton and others and I would like
to write an essay like those on cyberculture. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marie Edmond, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, Murdoch
My research interests include: cyberculture & adults with learning
disorders, cyberculture & on line university learning, and social research
of cyberculture. <email@example.com>
Edmonds, Web Developer.
I am interested in increasing the informational productivity of web
browsers, effecting a more powerful experience of cyberspace. To this
end, I am developing technology using frontier and common lisp on a
Mac. The plan is a follow along spider, with stored time on page
matched to lexical coocurrence and link topography. The user gets a map
of their travels and I get useful data I can do language generation
Everett, Faculty of General Studies, Adelphi University.
My interests include technoculture's impact on the human: ways that the
human is being redefined by digital technology, particularly things
Florentino Atilano Fajardo, Doctorate Student, Pontifical Gregorian
My interests include evangelization online, questions regarding how to use
the Internet for the poor and how can it be pro-poor? <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Henry Fletcher, Undergraduate Student, Department of Sociology, Queen's
I am particularly interested in the rising concern that the
Internet is a powerful form of organization. At the moment I am doing
research concerning Heaven's Gate, the California cult that performed a
group suicide, specifically focusing on the claims that their webpage was
used as a tool to spread their philosophy.
Wendy Foster, Graduate Student, English Literature, University of
I am interested in the performance of gender and sexuality in online
literatures, particular slash literatures and related late
twentieth-century literatures of transgression. I am also interested in
the ways in which electronic media can be utilized in the
"formal" creation of textuality -- that is multiple or layered text, nodal
reading etc. <email@example.com>
Ph.D. Candidate, Literature Program, Duke University.
I'm writing my disseration on the cultural history of personal
computers. Contesting the presumptions of technological determinists, I
argue that the meanings, uses, and values associated today with the PC
are the contingent results of struggles among distinct groups of
enterpreneurs, executives, programmers, authors and users. These
struggles have not simply been over the face of a specific technology,
but fundamentally over the shape of the future. Cyberculture, I argue,
is a utopian discourse, where we can explore alternative visions of the
future freed from the pragmatic everyday constraints of late capitalism.
The struggles over the meanings of computers, then, help determine how
we all imagine the future. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University.
My work is on Virtual Communities. I am currently working on issues
related to Postcoloniality, communities online and the problems of
"cyberethnography". I co-facilitate the postcolonial list and have
founded three other lists. Currently, we are having a discussion related
to "Postcolonialism and Virtuality" at
email@example.com. I invite more people to
Jokin Garatea, Professor of International Commerce, Chamber of Commerce
of Bilbao, Spain.
I am interested in the minoritarian cultures in the digital age and the
promotion of network communities to develop and enhance the local
education, culture, language and democracy among these communities.
Erika Gentry, MFA
Candidate, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester institute of
My interests include cyber identities and photographic representations.
Adjunct Professor of Social Work, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD;
Director of Prof. Development for the Maryland Chapter of the National
Association of Social Workers; & Vice-President of the Maryland Society
for Clinical Social Work.
I am particularly interested in the application of Internet technology in
the human services field and the use of the internet in the practice of
clinical and community social work (cyber-social work). Please see my link
to the CYBER SOCIAL WORK introduction page on my office website. <EGeratyLSW@aol.com>
Tom Gernaey, Graduate Student, Department of English, University of Ghent
I am currently writing a dissertation about the face-strategies
(E. Goffman - The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, 1959) gay
teenagers adopt on Internet Relay Chat Channels (IRC). I hope to work out
a taxonomy of strategies these teenagers adopt. I am very grateful for
every single hint or tip I would receive, as my promotor does not seem to
be very well into it. <Tom.Gernaey@rug.ac.be>
Gilbert, Associate Professor, Department of Applied
Health Science, Indiana University.
I am interested in cyberspace as a medium for the delivery of academic
courses, across all types of boundaries and borders. I am also
interested in the impact of the medium on the interaction and building
of community among students. Currently, I teach one course,
Grief in a
Family Context, which uses the Web as the primary delivery medium and
have been impressed and amazed by the level of connection that takes place
among class members. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tamara Goldberg, Student, Department of Women's Studies, Wesleyan
I am currently exploring how cybernetic technologies are
transforming the limits and boundaries of the human body as we know it.
More specifically, I am interested in the possibilities of cyberspace as
an arena for feminist action. <email@example.com>
Guardado, Teacher, University Del Valle de Guatemala.
I am interested in teaching mathematics and developing comprehensive
material to share with students through the Web. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tim 'Mata' Haggis, Research Student, Cultural Studies King
Alfred's College of HE, Winchester, UK.
I am developing avatar theory from a bisexual perspective,
focusing upon their usage for interpretation of literature.
My study is based upon the works of William Gibson, although
it also covers other cyberpunk works. <email@example.com>
Orit Halpern, Project Director, Department of Population
and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health.
My research interests include reproductive technologies and the
intersection of information and biotechnologies as represented in the
discourse of reproductive health/international "development." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Department of Information, Sustainable Development Networking
My interests include issues of online identity and communication. I am
currently working on a project to see how the Internet can be used to
generate and disseminate knowledge in Pakistan specifically and in
developing countries in general. <email@example.com>
Robin Hamman, Graduate
Student, Hypermedia Research Centre, University of Westminster.
A sociologist and web design consultant by trade, I'm currently
studying the offline effects of online communication. I'm looking at both
individuals and communities, many of them "grassroots activists" or
marginalised communities who use the Internet in their everyday work. I
have written a number of papers about life online which are published on
my resource site, Cybersoc (http://www.cybersoc.com). I also edit and
publish an online magazine called Cybersociology
Yi Han Meh, Sociology, Korea.
My interest is in general sociology. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jan Harris, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Social Research, University
My research involves an attempt to articulate a reading of cyborg body
through the thought of Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, and Kittler. I am
interested in the way in which bio-technology in particular reconfigures
our conception of the subject. <email@example.com>
Haywood, Wannabe Guerilla.
I am currently a consultant specialising in technology and economic
development, but economics is merely the flip side of culture. I am
interested in the socio-cultural implications of cyberisation,
specifically the role it has struggle for global hegemony. My link will take
you to Virtual Trench Warfare pages, which is an aged (5 years) though
still pertinent look at the role of cyberspace from a wide Gramscian
perspective. I fundamentally believe that we are the point of an epochal
shift in economic and social relations akin to that of the enlightenment
and industrial revolution and I am interested in dialogues that engage
such a thesis. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bhaskar Hazarika, Chief Education Content Developer, Friday
I would be extremely grateful if someone could guide me to resources or
individuals who are working on bringing education on-line by over-riding
concerns of the presence of a "physical person" who tutors a child in
front of him/her. Is it possible to sustain three to four years of
curriculum based education on a chat/BBS model? It will solve a lot of
problems for students in India where good educators are concentrated in
the urban centres only-which means only about 25% of the total student
population has direct physical access to them. <email@example.com>
Bonnie Himsl, Undergraduate Student in Psychology, University of
I am interested in researching the concept of virtual communities,
particularly how we can define them as communities in terms of the
unique language used. Is there an etiquette that must be followed, and if
so, does it vary from community to community? How much emotional
investment do people make in their communitiis, and do they react
negatively to outsiders who do not follow the rules for language and
etiquette? What are the ethics involved in studying this issue? <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Peta Hinton, PhD Candidate, School of Sociology, University of New South
I am currently examining the conceptual foundations informing cyberspace
discourse to date. I am particularly interested in the body/machine split
from which many extrapolate on the ramifications of text-based
computer-mediated communication. Based on an alternative approach to this
body/machine interface, I am researching the 'political' possibilities of
textual interaction in cyberspace communities. <email@example.com>
Hodge, Lecturer, University of Ulster.
My Main interests lie in the role and impact of the Internet on
communication -- not only on a transnational but also on a colloquial
scale. Does it have an affect? There are social consequences on minor
personal scales but outside of this...? <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hood, Freelance Writer/Editor, Pluto Press Australia.
Ulli Hulsmans, Department of Communication, KULeuven (Belgium).
My interests including Cyberculture in general; I shall be using a more
sociological approach to define and contextualize Cyberculture. It is our
aim to investigate whether or not the next century will be cybercultural.
Researcher & Multimedia Designer, IT Research and Development Unit, The
Currently I am preparing an e-paper that will consist of a design proposal
fo and subsequent dialogue about a collaborative environment intended to
support the development of "communities of practise." This will be
presented in a variety of ways: as a narrative and in a more tradition
academic article format, both will be presented as predominantly text and
audio-visual which will hopefully cater for different audiences. Some of
the areas I intend to examine include: presentation of the individual and
resources; use of meta data to dynamically track and identify the
above; the ability to alter your perspective on the data presented (zoom
in and focus); and identifying relationsips (associations, similarities,
affiliations or antagonists). The system is intended to provide support
and present connections between both people and resources. Do let me know
if you have any thoughts on this topic or useful references! <email@example.com>
Jonathan Ilvarez, Director, Radio Station UNAM, Mexico.
We love the digital culture, we are studying about it. We are
from Mexico, and we advocate a Concept of Radio for the "Digital People."
Bob Jacobson, Ph.D., Culture Champion,
My interests include networked society, the gift economy, remote
collaboration and distributed collaborative technology, virtual worlds
technology, and the design of experience. I am currently establishing
experience-design.com website. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Patrick Jacquet, Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, University of
Paris 8 St Denis, France.
My interests include philosophy of knowledge, epistemology, computer-human
interaction, and cultural and social transformation in CMC society. <email@example.com>
Johansson, Assistant Professor/PhD Scholar, Copenhagen IT
University/Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute.
Setting off from semiotic and phenomenological traditions, my
current research concentrates on pictorial representation in and the
epistemology of cybergeography with a special focus on the use of popular
visual computer media -- eg. webcams, QuickTime VR, VRML, AW, RealMedia
-- in the representation of change in landscape and urban space. As a
pespective I also discuss these topics in terms of digital aesthetics,
modernity, subjectivity, and critical theory. My background is an MA in
Film and Media Studies, and an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies in the
Humanities. I am currently affiliated a planning studies department at an
applied research institute. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chris Jones, Research Student in Writing, University of Western Sydney.
My interests include cybernetic fictions and theory fictions. <email@example.com>
April Keith, Student, Tipperary Institute.
I am interested in the interaction between people on IRC (Internet Relay
Chat). I am focusing specifically on the use of the @ command to foster
notions of popularity, and the relationships people form within different
networks and channels. I would appreciate and comments or assistance.
Dominic James Kelly, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology, Durham
I am a 3rd year student at Durham University studying Anthropology and for
my dissertation I have decided to specialize in the concept of
cyberculture. I require some literature which may help me in my plight! My
interest are really how the internet may help in Globalization, and what
the effects are; or may be. If anyone is interested in the same field, or
can recomend any literature please e-mail me and let me know. <D.J.Kelly@Durham.ac.uk>
Linda Larson Kemp, Technology Division, Software Productivity
My interests include knowledge management, systems science, cybernetics,
complex adaptive systems, cognition, and business culture. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
R. Kendrick, Assistant Professor of English, Program in Electronic
Media and Culture, Washington State University, Vancouver.
My interests are visual literacy for New Media, technology and
subjectivity (primarily race, ethnicity, gender and theories of
embodiment), and war/technology studies. <email@example.com>
Mohanmeet Khosla, Department of Mass Communication, Panjab University,
I am currently doing my PhD on the compulsive use of the Internet, taking
the user and gratification theory as a base. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kilger, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Queens College/CUNY.
I am a sociologist/social psychologist by training. My current research
involves the social impact of digital technology. My
interests include the effects of computers on identity (for example see
"The Digital Individual" either on the net or in Information Society) as
well as currently writing a book entitled "The Computer Hacker
Counterculture: A Look Inside the Hacker Community". I draw upon both
quantitative and qualitative methodologies in my research. <email@example.com>
Katie King, Associate Professor,
Women's Studies Department and Program, Affiliate Faculty in Comparative
Literature and American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park.
Feminism and writing technologies investigates specific technologies--such
as, alphabet, moveable type, index, pencil, typewriter, xerox machine,
computer, internet--which are historically and currently enmeshed in
multinational divisions of labor. It places this investigation inside a
critical analysis of the colonial history of descriptions of orality and
literacy, the investments of feminism in specific ethnic, racial, sexual,
national literacies, and the international systems of publication and
copyright which today affect both academic and market values.<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kirschenbaum, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English,
University of Virginia.
My main project at the moment is my hypertext dissertation entitled Lines for a Virtual
T/y/opography. I also maintain a separate Web site devoted to
on-line references and resources for electronic theses and dissertations,
including a directory of other such works currently in progress. My
teaching includes undergraduate courses in cyberculture and
computer-assisted composition. I work
with both the network-wide Romantic Circles project and
the Emily Dickinson Hypermedia Archive. An additional
current interest is using VRML as a tool for mapping
large volumes of textual data in three-dimensional environments.
Robert Kolker, Professor of English, University of
Maryland, College Park.
My interests are in digital cultures, digital visual technologies,
multimedia authoring, especially as applied to cinema studies.
Louis J. Kruger, Associate Professor and Director, School Psychology
Program, Northeastern University.
My colleagues and I have developed a computer-mediated, professional
development community for school psychologists. I am interested in theory
and research pertaining to computer-mediated communities; in particular,
those communites that provide support, promote learning, or help people
solve problems. We use our computer-mediated community as a laboratory for
our research. <email@example.com>
Krute, L.L.M. Candidate, University of London/J.D. Candidate,
University of Texas.
My principle area of research focuses on self-regulation, particularly in
the context of MUDs, MOOs, and MUSHs. I'm exploring the comparisons and
contrasts between "gentlemen's agreements" in virtual communities and the
underlying laws. Among the questions I am asking is, to what extent should
the community agreements be allowed to override national legislation?
Sachin Kumar, Student, Brunel University.
I am currently studying Cybernetics and Media Studies with Computer
Systems. I would like to get into the field of Internet enginnering
and Networking. I am currently finishing my final year project. This
project is on Cyber Culture and Cyber communications. If anybody has any
information that would be helpful to my project please e-mail asap. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joyce Lamerichs, PhD Student, Department of Communication and Innovation
Studies, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands.
I am a PhD student, conducting research into electronic
communities/discussion groups. Specific points of interest include aspects
of online identities, emotional discourse online, learning in online
communities, and online self-help-groups. I am interested in engaging
with others to write an article or be informed about seminars/workshop
that are to be held in the near future. I am also interested in unique
case-studies, since I will conduct a textual analysis of some interesting
cases, with the help of discourse analysis. <joyce.lamerichs@ALG.VLK.WAU.NL>
Student, Sociology Department, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
I'm currently conducting research on how interaction between
people using CMC influences personal identity and how
sex-role socialization is affected in women who are involved
in the computer culture. I am also interested in and would
like to correspond and share information with others in the
following areas: non-"verbal" cues in CMC, female hackers
(both the old-school and new-school senses of the term),
identity formation though role-playing in MUDs and "posing"
in IRC and chatrooms, how computer use affects individuals
daily lives and how it influences how we relate to others in
the real world. <email@example.com>
Jenny Leugers, Student, Ohio State University.
I am interested in finding out how members of virtual communities
communicate. More specifically, I am interested in the role of
communication within virtual communities and cybercultures. Any help would
be great! <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mitchell Lifton, Professor, Comparative Literature,
University of Maryland.
We are in the process of developing a program which explores
the possibilities and difficulties of digital narration, by approaching
subject theoretically as well as practically.
Courses are already being taught, and the advanced course, The Art &
Digital Narration, is involved with the creation of a digital version of a
major motion picture which is in pre-production (as of this writing). We
welcome any collaboration with those whose interest is in the evolution of
narrative into the digital world. <email@example.com>
My interests include Depth Psychology and spirituality on the Net;
Explorations of psyche via the Net; Online interaction and the role of
the host moderator. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Karen Lollar, Human Communication Studies, University of Denver.
My current research project focuses on four Denver neighborhoods
actively involved in using the discussion board on neighborhood websites
created by Neighborhood Link. My study seeks to understand the meaning of
community for the participants in the discussion board and the
contribution of the online interaction to their experience of neighborhood
Svante Loven, PhD, Comparative Literature, Uppsala University.
My interests include science fiction and utopian fiction related to
Virtual Reality and artificial intelligence, with emphasis on how Virtual
Reality and other kinds of technologically-generated artificial realities
have been projected in fiction in pre-computer eras. <email@example.com>
Sangeet Grace Lynis, Travel Journalist, Soul Aesthetics.
I am involved in an arts council "Soul Aesthetics" dedicated to
facilitating global cross cultural exchanges. We are examining website
hosting & the ISP function as a way to promote cross cultural exchanges
vis a vis internet access to local members of a small island community.
We are interested to know if others have developed any research/projects
that are similar.<firstname.lastname@example.org>
School of Consciousness and Transformation, California Institute of
I am interested in the visual epistemology of cyberculture,
particularly the emerging pictographic language of icons and other
semi-linguistic visual aids in navigating the web. By extension, I am
interested in the ways in which the web may either model the process of
human consciousness and cognition or be informing it. My background is in
the arts and in aesthetics and would appreciate being in touch with those
of similar interests.<email@example.com>
Paul M. Malone, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and
Literatures, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.
I am interested in virtual reality technology and its impact on live
performance arts, especially theatre; computer imaging technology and
film; and German cyberculture. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts/New Media, Unversity of
I am interested in the affects of cyberculture on perception. I am a video
artist and 2D animator, with research interests in visual culture, and
surveillance technology (micro technology). <email@example.com>
Manny Manuel III, Assistant Professor, Business Administration, College of
Business Adminstration/University of the Philippines - Diliman.
I am currently looking into possible research in the following areas: 1)
Corporate cyberculture vis-a-vis Educational Institution cyberculture -
are they similar or do they possess many differences?; 2) Impact of
Internet and Intranets on Universities - has being online facilitated the
education process? and 3) Information Ethics and Security in Universities
- does this exist? If not, what are the obstacles/hindrances to it being
in place? I would appreciate any help in these areas. Thanks! <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Windweaver Web Training, Arlington, Cambridge Center Center
for Adult Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts, psychotherapist, and
My interest is understanding email communication and relationships and how
they are similar to and different from face-to-face interactions. Focusing
on: 1) the internal images we create of others online, how we project, and
how we allow people online to become real for us; 2) understanding the
feelings catalyzed by online relationships; 3) examining their
possibilities and limitations; 4) creating guidelines for communicating
effectively online and establishing substantial virtual relationships.
Micheal Martens, Graduate Student, Department of Religion, Culture, and
Ethics, Trinity Western University, British Columbia.
I am studying the relationship between religion and the Internet,
specifically what kind of spirituality/theological visions are
'encouraged' or 'authorized' in a Virtual environment. My interest
extends into what the ethical (social) implications might be of such a
radical change in the widespread use of a technology that affects language
so directly. My thesis will compare and contrast various philosophical
systems with respect to their visions of the future of cyberspace,
including the real affects of changing what it means to be human and
opening up our definition of community will have on both those 'inside' as
well as 'outside' the framework. <email@example.com>
Mark McLelland, Research Assistant, Japanese Studies, Hong Kong
I am currently researching the use of the Internet by Japanese gay men. My
research suggests that in the case of Japan, the 'globalizing' effect of
the Internet is subordinated to what are in fact very 'local' uses:
meeting friends, organizing sexual encounters, and providing easy access
to pornography which can be enjoyed and disposed of quickly (an important
consideration in Japan where marriage and the family are central to many
gay men's lives). I have several publications on Japanese gay men's use of
the Internet currently in press and would be interested in talking with
other researchers who are working on sexualities in Asia or on gay men's
use of the Internet in any society. From April 2000, I will be moving to
the University of Queensland, so contact with Australian researchers would
be very welcome. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
McCormick, Web Developer, Institute for Learning
Technologies, Teachers College Columbia University.
My interest is building a good society through dialog facilitated by
technology. I study communication media innovations past, as well as
present, to diagnose the birth defects of the present age, as an aid to
overcoming its misfortunate aspects without abandoning the humane hopes
implicit in critical reason and material progress. I employ such notions
as Toulmin's alternative path to modernity thru Rabelais et al.,
Habermas's "discourse ethics", Husserl's vision of the human world
becoming accountable to humans, and D.W. Winnicott's "facilitating
Anat Tesler Mesika, Department of Literature, University of Tel Aviv.
My interests revolve around cyborgs, philosophy, technology, gender,
culture, feminism, and literary theory. <email@example.com>
Tim Middleton, Department of Literature Studies, Ripon & York College.
My interests include cyber theory, web design, and cyber subjectivity.
Adrian Mihalache, Fulbright Scholar, Department of
Anthropology, Western Michigan University.
My Fulbright Research project is entitled "Information Quality Assessment
and Cultural Diversity Promotion on the WWW." My work on cyberculture is
based on Anthropologic fieldwork methodology. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mark Miller, MBA Student and Software Developer, Smurfit School of
Business - University College Dublin.
I am interested in the practical ways in which the web can be
used to link 'mortar and brick' communities together more effectively, and
how to get the commercial world to contribute to this
process. Specifically I am interested in the problems of making this type
of web application compliant with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
(COPPA), and how to present a real community online in a manner that keeps
it 'clean' from a parents point of view, without jeopardising the basic
tenets of freedom of speech, and expression. <email@example.com>
Matthew Mitchell, Student, Department of Professional Studies,
My current research interests include the following: The "Digital
Divide"; Social justice in information societies; Diversity and
technology; Futures Research; and Ethnographic research in cybercultures.
I am trying to finish my doctoral dissertation on the digital divide. The
title of my study is "Exploring the future of the digital divide through
Ethnographic Futures Research." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Steve Mizrach, Ph.D Candidate, Department of
Anthropology, University of Florida.
My research interests are: hackers, ravers, modern primitives, and other
technological subcultures; indigenous peoples' use of emerging electronic
media; cybernetic models of consciousness; anthropological futurism;
ethnographic study of virtual communities; the influence of cyberspace on
Yegor Moroz, MA student, Center of Gender Studies, EHU.
I'm interested in shapes & forms of gender identity in cyberspace and
addictive behavior. <email@example.com>
Dr. Perry Morrison, Consultant, Morrison Associates Pty, Ltd.
Currently I am internetting most of the remote Aboriginal communities
of Northern Australia from the central desert to Arnhemland (Yothu Yindi
country). I'll establish a Web page soon to keep the Net informed of the
interesting dynamics of this process. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Margot Moses, Journalism Honours Student in TV, Rhodes University, South
I am currently researching the demographics of the Internet - the profile
of those online and the implication for those who are not connected. I
will be conducting this research from an African perspective. In this
country there is a huge gap between the info-haves and info-have nots, all
of which have an extreme impact on our African cyberculture. When
juxtaposing the USA with Africa, the USA has 74 million Net users compared
to our 1.94 million. My project will aim to create a profile of the
"African Internet user" by looking at factors like race, income, living
conditions etc. I will also be looking at the infrastructure of networking
in Africa. Ten years ago it was not feasible, now it is in a small
percentage of our homes but still not very accessible to the rural
community. Any comments would be appreciated. <email@example.com>
B. Mulrine, Lecturer, Department of Applied & Community Studies, Bradford
My interests include: cyberculture & development; cyberculture & the
media; and cyberculture & identity. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mary M. Munro, Consultant & Masters Student, University of Toronto.
I am interested two main areas: one corporate, one academic - and then how
to merge the two, if possible. 1) I would love to know of a listserve or
virtual community that discusses Web-based instruction for corporate
needs, such as training and development, knowledge management and
organizational development and creating an adoption framework for
organizations moving toward new technologies. Is there a favorite
software being used for online training that has synchronous capabilities?
2) Secondly, I am interested in the development of a social pedagogy for
distance education and how social interactions might help learning. Along
with this, I am interested to know of any on-line decision making tools
and negotiation tools that might be used in collaborative, social
Kym Nuttall, Department of Screen and Media Studies, University of
I am researching fan communities (pro-wrestling) online towards my MA. I
would like to make contact with other students/academics who have
interests in this area, to discuss challenges, and to find out how they
managed the ethical issues surrounding internet research. <email@example.com>
Susan O'Connor, Departments of Sociology, Anthropology & Archaeology, The
University of Queensland.
My research interest focuses on software design as site of cultural
L. Orihuela, DigiLab, University of Navarra.
My interests include: Narrative and New Media, Hyperfiction, Non-linear
writing teaching. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Department of Speech Communication
Colorado State University.
My primary research interests in the area of Computer-Mediated
Communication are (1) the intersection of television and the Internet, (2)
technology and consciousness, and (3) identity politics. <email@example.com>
Anantha Padmanabhan, Senior Consultant, IBM.
Hi, I'm interested in trying to understand the qualitative nature of the
electronic medium. How does it compare/contrast with other media, such as
audio/video etc? I would like to understand how communities evolved when
a new medium is introduced: ie, the effect it has on work, play and
all sorts of things human endeavors. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
willi paul (aka william
george paul), Online Community Consultant.
My interests include: new commuity / knowledge management products; expert
programs; eLearning teams; emerging B2B community models; community group
event design / facilitation; process management; and design
Mike Philson, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan, Center
for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.
I'm primarily interested in the issues concerning faculty collaboration
using the Internet and the Web in an international context. I see the
emerging information technologies as offering tremendous opportunities for
faculty in countries around the world, particularly those in "developing"
regions, but the possibilities for academic collaboration are somewhat
muted by a variety of circumstances. Of particular concern are those
components of the communication/collaboration process that inhibit or
restrict interactions across national borders (economic, political,
cultural, etc.). <email@example.com>
Jeanne Posner, Professor of Communications and Theatre
Arts, Western Connecticut State University.
My interests include the specific ways in which the Internet is
reorganizing the structure and functions of social/face to face
communication settings, especially schools; and the "cyberculture" of
lesbians, with a current focus on intimate and homophobic communication in
lesbian cyber "communities." <Posner@WCSUB.CTSTATEU.EDU>
Ulli Purwin, Student of
Free Arts, Alanus Hochschule Alfter / Germany.
I truly believe that individual art is about to vanish - in our days
artists need to cooperate interactively, including with the socalled
"public," giving everybody a chance to take part in
creation processes. My own contribution to this development: the
introduction of CFML (Cold Fusion Markup Language) - relational
database-orientation as a useful alternative to java-based applications,
which always tend to stay local (on the clients side), neither able to be
indicated, searched, restorable nor printable. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Guadalupe Ramirez, Maestro, Instituto Tecnologico de Sonora, Mexico.
My interests include: Educational On-line models and Distance Education
D. Venkat Rao, School of Critical Humanities, Central Institute of English and
My interests include: new technologies, cyberculture, communications and
image studies, translation studies, and critical Indian studies. <email@example.com>
Darren Reed, Ph.D. Student, Discourse and Rhetoric Group, Department of
Social Science, Loughborough University, England.
As a sociologist, I am particularly interested in the notion of social
order as the product of textual and conversational practices on USENET
newsgroups. I'm looking to develop and apply the insights of
ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to reveal such practices and
their place in the structuring of cyber culture. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Richard Reynolds, Author, New Media Critic for CBC Radio
(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and NPR (National Public Radio).
I am writing a book about how networks will erode the institutions of
government, for good and bad. For instance, how can a government
regulate "broadcasting," when it is delivered over a computer network
and is no longer broadcasting. What happens when online producers begin
to produce their products in Liberia in order to circumvent domestic laws.
Traditional methods of governmental control will become ineffective in
a wired, converged world (just look at how ineffective the
Communications Decency Act has been). I am also very interested in
intellectual property laws as they relate to the Internet.
Ross, Student/Groupware Developer, The Union Institute.
I am currently studying the Open Source movement (hacker tribe) for a
paper that evaluates the hacker community as a Community of Practice. I
work as a Lotus Domino developer and am hoping to become more of a general
collaboration facilitator, regardless of the tools. I am still looking
for someone else who has heard of Pierre Levy, author of "Collective
Intelligence" and "Cyberculture." <email@example.com>
Executive Producer/Independent Scholar.
My interests include participatory culture, media history, orality and
literacy, electronic arts and music, digital media production, information
industry and organizational culture. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Liav Sade-Beck, PhD in Social Psychology, Ben Gurion University -
- My interest is in memorial webs on the Internet -- for example, the
Virtual Wall for the Vietnam War or the Virtual Quilt for AIDS
victims. I'm interested in all the aspects of memorial webs. <email@example.com>
Pamela M. Salela, Academic Resident Librarian, Miami University.
I am interested in Women's Studies (sociological issues, race issues) and
issues in Edcational Policy Studies, including pedagogy, democracy, and
race and gender. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David A. Salomon,
Department of English, Black Hills State University.
Other than my other literary and religious academic interests, I am
interested in the ways technology is changing the world and the way
we look at it. <email@example.com>
John Aaron Sanchez, Student, Anthropology, University of Michigan.
My focus includes the time & space concepts and how they are being
transformed by computers (internet); how artificial lighting, the
facilitation of communications, and the implosion of the individual's
space (due to the enclosing of the person through such activities as
working, shopping, and mingling at home by means of the computer) are
shaping our identities. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Geoffrey Sauer, Faculty,
Techical Communication, University of Washington.
My interests include early history of publishing, intellectual property,
cultural studies, online collaboration as a symptom of publishing market
segmentation and differentiation in late capital. <email@example.com>
Yannis Scarpelos, Lecturer, Department of Communication and Mass Media,
Panteion University, Athens - Greece.
I am working on the social aspects of Cyberculture, and highly
interested in the educational usage of New Technology. I teach a course
on New Media. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jo Seurynck, Student, Department of Communication, Kuleuven (Belgium).
I'm doing research on how the Internet effects real-time cultural
activities and social life. Does it displace them? Or does it have a
positive influence on young people who are short of social or cultural
possibilities in their neighborhood? If anyone can recommend any
literature, please e-mail me and let me know. <Jo.Seurynck@student.kuleuven.ac.be>
Shaw, Doctoral Student, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
University of Texas at Austin.
Research for my dissertation focuses on the intersection of technology and
critical pedagogy. This includes examination of multiple forms of media,
especially the Internet, but also includes other media such as film,
radio, print and television. Among the questions I ask are: What is the
impact of, and what are the possibilities for, the use of the Internet in
the dissemination of information on critical pedagogy? How may
participation in cyberspace influence the role and structure of education,
K-12 and postseconday, in our society? How can activity in cyberspace
influence education in order that schooling in our society -- local,
national and global -- may become an agent for social change leading to a
more just and democratic society? In short, how can media, particularly
the Internet, help schools to be a force in making the world a better
place for everyone? The primary goal of critical pedagogy is social
justice; critical pedagogy seeks to reduce or eliminate social
inequalities and injustice based on membership to marginalized
groups. Members of these groups are marginalized due to their race,
class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, age, ability and
so forth. <email@example.com>
Silver, Adjunct Faculty Member, Master's Program of Communication,
Culture and Technology, Georgetown University.
My interests revolve around issues of participation and play
within virtual communities and community networks. I am also interested
in developing new ways to integrate the Internet into academic settings,
both as online public forums and pedagogical tools. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bart Simon, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Queen's
My interests include sociology of knowledge, science and technology
studies, virtual communities, social movements, and theory. <email@example.com>
Mark Singer, Masters Student / Adjunct Professor,
Parsons School of Design.
I am interested in exploring the convergence of television and
the interactive. I am intrigued by the social aspects and individual
psychology in which we as a society view and interact with TV and the
The possiblity, the dominance, and the ubiquity of television in our
culture (by that I mean western) has changed our lives dramatically in the
past 50 years. Seeing the effects of television (pro and con) and now the
effects of cyber / interaction (pro and con) and the ultimate covergence
of them gives way to a whole new culture of entertainment. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Irina Smirnova, Post-Graduate Student, Saint-Petersburg University of
I am interested in communication subcultures of the Internet.
Martha Nell Smith, Professor, Department of
English, Affiliate Faculty in Women's Studies, American Studies, and
Comparative Literature, University of Maryland, College Park.
As Coordinator of the Dickinson Editing Collective, my primary research
focus these days is producing electronic production performances of the
poet's writings in the form of two CD-ROMs and a Web Site for the
Dickinson Electronic Archives housed at the Institute for Advanced
Technology in the Humanities (IATH), University of Virginia. <email@example.com>
Souza, Teacher, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina.
Please excuse my limited English. I am interested in the interactions on
the Internet. Particularly, I study the process of the emergence of new
subjectivities in cyberspace. Currently, I am preparing a project of
research about temporality and subjectivity, analyzing the way and the
time of construction a virtual group. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Simon Stammers, Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Hi, I'm researching a project and paper discussing the effects of
consumerism on the world and taking into account the rising of the
internet. E-commerce is now the new big thing in commercialism and
consumerism as it has now become one of the easiest ways to shop. What I
would like to discuss is the effect that e-commerce has on the overall
balance of consumerism as we are finding it easier to buy the things we
want and not nessicarily the things that we need. If any one has ideas or
information that could help me in my work I would be very grateful. Thank
Andrew Stein, Professor and Psychotherapist, University of the
I'm currently writing a book that explores the relations
between narcissism, aggression, and postindustrial culture
including cyberspace. I'm especially interested in analyzing cases of
hedonism and the compulsions to repeat in postindustrial society. <email@example.com>
Steve Stewart, Instructor/ Graduate Student, Vermont College of Norwich
I am beginning research on the portrayal of computers in imaginative
literature and film. I want to include research and reading on techno
theory, but I am having difficulty locating information. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stephanie Stier, American Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University,
I am currently working on my M.A. thesis titled "Virtual,
multiple identities? The consequences of virtualisation on the
constitution of the self. The North-American disussion." So far I've done
most of my research based on books (Turkle, Poster, Stone etc.) and just
started my online research. Any interesting and valuable links or comments
would help me a lot! <email@example.com>
Denitsa Stoeva, Theory of Culture, Southwestern University, Bulgaria.
My interests include cybercultures, virtual communities, and
Research Associate, University of Sydney, and PhD Candidate, University of
My research interests are social, cultural and economic aspects of
computer-supported collaborative work; group processes in virtual
communities; and computer mediated communication.<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Timo Suojanen, Student, University of Helsinki, Finland.
I am studying social psychology. My main interests are virtual
communities and identity in cyberspace. <email@example.com>
Emma Sweeney, Department of Dance and Drama Student, King Alfred's
I am researching for my dissertation of which I have to choreograph a
dance. My hypothesis is Dance can be used as a medium for performance to
express western societies dependeny on society? I am particularly focusing
on the technology of communication as this is where my
research has lead me so far. The key question that I am particularly
interested in answering is What are western Societies dependencies?
I would appreciate any information you could provide about western society
and it's social developments especially looking to the next
Bryan C. Taylor, Associate Professor, Department of
Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder.
I am interested in the specific methodological transformations
involved in ethnographies of cyber-space and culture. Beyond the
platitudes that sites are cultures, how should we change our
practices and pedagogy to reflect this shift? I'm also interested in the
consequences of IT and CMC for the culture and structure of modernist
organizational forms. Finally, as a nuclear critic, I'm also focused on
how cyberculture promotes alternative narratives and imagery to contest
official narratives of Cold War culture and history. I'd welcome
conversation about any of these topics.<taylorbc@stripe.Colorado.EDU
Riaz Tejani, Undergraduate Student, Deptartment of
Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego.
My research focuses upon the presence of race in cyberspace,
and the implications of this on race theory in general. I am interested
junction between social theory and technology, as well as in semiology as
tool for reading cyberspace as a text. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Suzanne Theberge, Sarah Lawrence College, New York.
I am studying the effects of email on people of my generation
(teens and early twenties). How does it change our relationships? How
does it change the way we interact with each other? I am more
interested in how it changes the relationships people have with
someone they already know, as opposed to people they meet on-line. How
does email change the way we communicate with each other? Does it vary
significantly when we are emailing peers as opposed to professors,
parents or bosses, or does email break down boundries and put students
on a more even grade with their professors? <email@example.com>
President, The Tonetto Foundation, University of Indonesia.
My Foundation and company (Notus Enterprises Inc.) are exploring
education-delivery models, in particular, ones targeted on the S.E.-Asian
market. We are very interested in paradigm-breaking modalities, and in
researching avenues of increasing global participation in knowledge-driven
Shauna Turnbull, Researcher, Writer, Computer Analyst, and Student of
Social Sciences at Roger Williams University, Providence, RI.
Actively researching the dynamics that exist when
individuals of specific cultures are exposed to and interact with the
Internet. This concentration focuses on issues of orientation and lack of
exposure to the Internet's wide range of resources and focuses on how
independent cultural groups view the Internet from the initial logon of
the pc to the search fields in a variety of browsers. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adam Tyma, Master's Student, Department of Speech Communication,
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.
Hi. I am new to the field, but am quite interested in Technophobia and
discussions of technophobia in Popular Culture. Currently, I am working
with the Wachoski's Brothers "The Matrix" as a text, but am always looking
for ideas or sources. I am also interested in "eXistenz" as a text for
the complete merging, or the full creation of the cyborg. The notion of
biologic machines also fascinates me. <email@example.com>
Joel Vacheron, Assistant Graduate, Sociology Institute of Mass
Communication, University of Lausanne (Switzerland).
My interests include ethnomethodological studies, visual studies and all
problematics linked to sociological and anthropological approaches. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Caspar van Meel, Student, Interdisciplinary Studies of Arts & Culture,
University of Maastricht.
Hello, I am currently doing research for an article on
subcultures and the Internet in the Interdisciplinary Journal for Arts &
Culture called Mosaic. My thesis is that the Internet offer the
opportunity to create more specific subcultures then any medium so
far. Information can be redirected to meet the specific needs of almost
every individual and every individual can find peers on the internet. How
do people build their identity which process enables individuals to
develop their own subculture. If you have any comments or know of papers
which deal with similar subjects please let me know. Thank you. <email@example.com>
Pelt, Professor, New Century College, George Mason University.
I am interested in how people communicate via the Internet as a
means of gaining support and establishing friendships. It fascinates me
that people self-disclose much more online than they do face-to-face and
how they are able to make friends so quickly. It is so wonderful that
people can find almost any kind of support online simply because the
Internet opens boundaries and allows people to find their identity. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Benjie M. Wage, Professor, Department of Philosophy, St. Scholastica's
College -- Manila.
I am writing a paper on the third world perspective of technology and
philosophy. I would really appreciate if you guys out there can help me
find other related studies on the same topic. thank you very much. <email@example.com>
Master's Candidate, University of Northumbria.
I am currently surveying the use of groupware applications in on-line
communities which will result ultimately as a baseline for my PhD on
"Defining and Managing Knowledge in Communities of Practice." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bayu Waspodo, Graduate Student, Curtin Business School, Curtin University
of Technology Perth Western Asutralia.
I am a student in the School of Information System and have an
interest in Decision Support System, Executive Information System,
and Groupware. I'd like to know more about cyberculture in conjuction with
Groupware. I am also working as an consultant in Information System and
develop software in Information System. <email@example.com>
School of Information Systems, Victoria University of Technology.
My interests include the nexus between the social and the technical
particularly in relation to global information systems; the rise of
co-operative Internet communities; computer mediated communications; and
business use of the Internet. <Andrew.Wenn@vu.edu.au>
Sean D. Williams, PhD candidate, Departments of English and Technical
Communication, University of Washington, Seattle.
Presently my work consists of developing a concept I've called "The Theory
of Electronic Argumentation." In a nutshell, I'm attempting to answer the
question "How can one construct arguments in electronic media,
specifically the WWW?" The project, at this point, is focused on
theorizing a "postmodern" version of electronic argumentation that centers
on something I've called "structured dissonance" which involves the
interactions among media and how the web designer structures the resulting
dissonance for a persuasive effect. The second part is seeing how this
works out in the classroom by implementing a syllabus that moves my
students from composing linear print arguments to composing electronic
arguments that allow for dissonance but are still tightly structured.
Leonard Williams, Professor, Department of History & Political Science,
My interests focus on the Net both as a teaching tool and as a social
scientific laboratory. In my teaching, the emphasis is on using the Net
to promote students' engagement with political life, develop their
critical thinking skills, and help them apply social scientific methods to
understanding cyberculture and cyberpolitics. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eduardo Wyllie, Economics Course/Coordinator, Integrated
Faculties of Central Planalt - FIPLAC.
My interests include commercial use of Internet, telecommuting and
E-Commerce. People talk too much about marketing and sales through the
Internet, but I'm much more interested in the many changes that occur when
a firm starts using the Internet. Changes in the culture of the firm, in
the family of the employees and in the local society. I'm also interested
in knowing how Netculture can solve the many problems of cultural
differences when making business to foreigners. Is there a strong
Netculture, already? <email@example.com>
Lisa Yarborough, 1st Year PhD Student, University of Louisiana at
I am a PhD student in the Marriage and Family Therapy field. I
am interested in how the internet is or will change the way of therapy -
from traditional face-to-face to online, chatroom, or e-mail therapy. If
anyone knows of any studies or previous research in this area I would be
very interested. <Yarborla@tribe.nlu.edu>
Alexandra Yatzik, Student, Department of Sociology, Kazan State
My interests include: modern subcultures, cyberculture, cyberpsychology,
and identities in the Internet.<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ahmed Aly Hassan Zahran, Student, The American University in Cairo.
The Student Union of our university is organizing its 6th International
Student Leadership Conference which will be held on March 2001 and one of
the discussed topics is Cyber Culture, if interested, please e-mail us at