Creating Inclusive Communitie
Supporting the needs and preferences of a diversity of users online is dependent on communities of production, crowd sourcing and social networks. The tools, architectures, practices and conventions of online networks help to determine the functioning and accessibility of these communities. A major challenge is to invite and nurture diversity while at the same time supporting community cohesion. In this online seminar and workshop students will critically examine social networks and how they support or undermine inclusion and diversity. Students will examine phenomena such as the popularity echo-chamber and explore the impact of specific actions and technical tools or metrics on online social networks and design and develop social networks that are supportive of diversity while sustaining a sense of community and cohesion.