Lunedì 25 ottobre 2010, 18.00-19.30
Sala Lauree - Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione
via Comelico 39, Milano
presenta il suo libro
Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution
ed il workshop Patterns of Engagement – Designing for Creative Intervention
che si terrà sabato 30 ottobre 2010, 9.30–12.30
presso il Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione
In recent decades we have witnessed the creation of a communication system that promises unparalleled connectedness. And yet the optimistic dreams of Internet-enabled engagement and empowerment have faded in the face of widespread Internet commercialization. In “Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution” (MIT Press, 2008), Douglas Schuler urges us to unleash our collective creativity—social as well as technological—and develop the communication systems that are truly needed.
The book, a collaborative effort involving 85 authors, contains the first version of a “pattern language” containing a collection of 136 “patterns” that are designed to help support citizen engagement and positive social change. Using this approach, Schuler proposes a new model of social change that integrates theory and practice by showing how information and communication (whether face-to-face, broadcast, or Internet-based) can be used to address urgent social and environmental problems collaboratively thus providing an intriguing and informative catalog of contemporary intellectual, social, and technological innovations, a practical manual for citizen activism, and a compelling manifesto for creating a more intelligent, sustainable, and equitable world.