An article in Boston Globe magazine charts the curious trend away from real human interaction towards entirely digitally mediated ones and notes the importance of being “un reachable” at times which is becoming increasingly difficult, and of being able to tolerate being alone. In particular the article cites research by an NYU social scientist and a U Toronto information scientist that show the effects of widespread usage of mobile comms on our culture.
Similar to NYU’s interactive media program, it also has what looks to be a very nice IS program which is well described on their site, unlike others which look like a Best Buy Geek Squad counter. Might be worth giving some examples to other sites using the course descriptions, student highlights etc. and what can be done with CIS.