The Age of Networks: Social, Cultural and Technological Connections Fall 2005


The Center for Advanced Study’s interdisciplinary initiative for academic year 2005-06 examines the workings of networks across the sciences, arts, and humanities. This project draws on scholarship in computer science, humanities, engineering, life sciences, law, organizational sciences and social sciences in order to take an in-depth look at socio-technical networks and theories for self-generating, self-organizing networks. It will undoubtedly reveal many ironies, ambiguities, and contradictions — precisely those shifting areas where we are likely to discover basic human and societal values.

CAS Resident Associates Noshir Contractor (Speech Communication) and Dan Schiller (Library and Information Science) coordinate this initiative.

This initiative is supported by: Beckman Institute; Center for Advanced Study; College of Business; College of Law; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Medicine; Department of Anthropology; Department of Sociology; Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; Neuroscience Program; Office of the Chancellor; Program in Science, Technology, Information and Medicine; Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program

SPRING 2005 event

Thursday, February 17, 2005
CAS Special Presentation
Origins of a Networked World: From World War II to the Internet
3:00pm
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Monday, August 29, 2005
Duncan Watts
Social Networks and Social Dynamics in a Small World
4:00 pm
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Monday, October 24, 2005
Kathleen Carley
Dynamic Network Analysis Applied to Counter Terrorism
4:00 pm
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Monday, October 31, 2005
David Stark
Assembling Publics: New Technologies of Deliberation and Demonstration in Rebuildling Lower Manhattan
4:00 pm
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Monday, November 14, 2005
Allen Ezell
Degree Mills–Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
4:00 pm
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