Academics and Unseen Publics: Approaches to Putting Yourself and Your Work Online
**Lunch will be provided to Registered attendees. Limited seating.**
Social media offers ways to rapidly communicate ideas and research to peers and broader audiences. The personal investment required to successfully engage in these spaces, however, can compete with attention given to more traditional academic communication. The evolving conventions around engaging in these spaces (e.g., the etiquette of live tweeting), combined with immediate and unexpected challenges from readers, can also make this a difficult activity to accept and incorporate as part of one's academic work. How can one efficiently and effectively use social media? What opportunities does it enable, and what are the potential pitfalls? How do social media interactions influence how we pursue and talk about our academic research?
A panel of Duke faculty, students, and staff will discuss the ways they engage in social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, and offer their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of taking one's research and academic self online. Discussion will be framed and moderated by Duke University Libraries Coordinator of Scholarly Communication Technology, Paolo Mangiafico. This event is co-sponsored by Duke University Libraries, the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, Forum for Scholars and Publics, HASTAC, and the Thompson Writing Program, as part of the Libraries' Managing Your Research workshop series.
Gary Bennett, Associate Professor of Psychology, Global Health, and Medicine
Kieran Healy, Associate Professor in Sociology and the Kenan Institute for Ethics
Caitlin Margaret Kelly, Artist-In-Residence, Ph.D. Lab in Digital Knowledge, Graduate Arts Fellow for the Kenan Institute for Ethics, MFA-EDA student and professional photographer
Robin Kirk, Faculty Co-Chair of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
Ava Lowrey, MFA-EDA student and documentary filmmaker
Anton Zuiker, Director, Communications at Duke Department of Medicine and co-founder of ScienceOnline
Paolo Mangiafico (moderator)
11:30 AM -
||Forum for Scholars & Publics, 011 Old Chem