Shaping the Network Society:

Patterns for Participation Action and Change


Proceedings from CPSR's DIAC-02 symposium, convened May 16-19, 2002 in Seattle.

An exciting resource for activists, practitioners, researchers, students and citizens!

Jam-packed (332 pages!) with compelling and provocative theoretical and practical excursions into the realm of cyberspace and civil society.


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A Politics of Places on Global Networks, Saskia Sassen

Literacy in the Digital Age, Nancy Kranich

"Make Things Visible": Finding Effective Ways to Work with Internet Beginners, Dena Attar

Creating e-quality: Learning Networks in Africa, Maria A. Beebe

VIRTUOSE: a Virtual Community Open Source Engine, M. Benini, F. De Cindio, L. Sonnante

The Information Main Street, Lon Berquist

Living in the Panopticon: The Illusion of Privacy, Chris Birchak, Frank Birchak and Jean DeWitt,

Citizenship, Communication Rights, and Libraries, William F. Birdsall

Situations in Life, Wolf-Gideon Bleek

Patterns for Civic Action: C4i-Pattern Language for WWW Groups, Jim Brazell

Street-Level Community Strengthening by Large Corporations, JJ Cadiz

Dimensions of Participation -- Elaborating Herbert Simon's "Science of Design", John M. Carroll

Improving Community Networking Practice Through Community-based Research, Richard Civille

Recommendations for Uses of E-mail Lists by Activists, Katja Cronauer

From Public/Private to Public Privacy -- A Critical Perspective on the Infosphere, Bernhard Debatin

Barriers That Must Be Overcome for Effective Use of Digital Community Information: Preliminary Patterns, Joan C. Durrance, Karen Pettigrew and Kent Unruh

Computer Learning Centers in Public Housing Complexes, Gerald S. Eisman

Roles in Media, Davis Foulger

Value Sensitive Design as a Pattern: Examples from Informed Consent in Web Browsers and from Urban Simulation, Batya Friedman and Alan Borning

The Challenges of Global Learning in the New Digital Age, Clark Germann and Karen Krupar

Using Technology for Social Engagement of the Aged, Pamela Gibbons, Susan Crichton and Kathryn Crawford

Starting the Town Meeting Early: The Potential of Digital, Technologies to Augment Town Meetings, Ari Goelman

Mobile ICT Learning Facilities for 3rd World Communities: Helping Bridge the Digital Divide, Grant Hearn

Online communities become collaborators in research, Daniel B. Hoch, Stephanie Prady, John E. Lester and Deirdre Norris

Access to Justice Technology Bill of Rights ("ATJ-TBoR"), Donald J Horowitz

Understanding online victimization: victim motives and trust, Laura Huey and Richard S. Rosenberg

Restoring Balance to Intellectual Property Rules , Paul Hyland

International Networks of Alternative Media, Dorothy Kidd

Synergies of Fusion: Social Integration of Voice Video Data, Dirk Koning

Same Language Subtitling: Watch TV "and" Read, Brij Kothari

Enhancing Access to Relevant Health Information, Gary L. Kreps

What Color is My Internet?: Culture, Access and Cyberspace, Susan B. Kretchmer and Rod Carveth

Mastery Online: Systematizing the Training of Faculty, Karen Krupar and Allen Rowe

Sustainable Arenas for Weedy Sociality | Distributed Wilderness, Maja Kuzmanovic and Sha Xin Wei

Reproduction of Inequality through Information Technology, Lynette Kvasny and Steve Sawyer

TechSmart: A Catalytic Approach to Digital Development, Greg Laudeman

Education In Formation: Enabling Technology, Open Source Learning, Robert Luke

OpenCritic: an Open Source Cultural Database (, Tim McCormick

Communication Rights: Patterns for Cyber Activism on Issues of Incarceration and the Incarcerated, William J. McIver, Jr. and Joy James

The Dialectics of Ambivalence: Helping People Cope With Complexity When Assessing The Impact of ICT, Michel J. Menou and Christina Courtright

Organizational Characteristics for Effectively Addressing Change, Karen L. Michaelson and Judith Sparrow

Sustainability Strategies for Community Technology Centers, Gabrielle O’Malley, Edward Liebow, Emily Bancroft and David Keyes

Integrating Community Technology and Community Building, Randal D. Pinkett

Structured Local Information Exchange, Mike Powell

Effective Mutual-Help Medical Websites, Patricia Radin

Community Networks Working With Groups, Peter Royce and Am Johal

Artificial Dialectics, Warren Sack

Civic Intelligence: A New Paradigm for Orienting our Work?, Doug Schuler

Pattern Language for Living Communication Systems, Doug Schuler

Reducing Barriers to Access via Public Information Infrastructure: The LaGrange Public Internet Initiative, Philip Shapira, Jan Youtie and Greg Laudeman

A patched quilt: Teaching, learning and technology in Appalachian Ohio, Leslie Farley Sheets and Thomas McCain

Cyberculture Studies, Merging Disciplines, Research Activism, David Silver

Catalyzing Collective Action in Social Cyberspaces, Marc Smith

Community Access Centres in Russian Schools: On Road to Community Networks, Sergei Stafeev

Unintended Use: The "Public Sphere" Designed by the Public, Erik Stolterman

Kickin’ Up a Fuss: Race and Gender in Cyberspace, Kalí Tal and Beatrice Brown

Who Speaks for WOLF? , John C. Thomas, Catalina Danis and Alison Lee

Reality Check, John C. Thomas, Alison Lee, and Catalina Danis

User-driven software quality labeling, Åke Walldius and Yngve Sundblad

After-school programs and the Network Society, Scott Webber

Designing a Collaborative Community Information System, James P. Zappen, Teresa M. Harrison, Victoria Moore and Ashley Williams

Digital Divide in a High Tech City, Ilya Zaslavsky, Laura Stanley and Meredith Dowling


Plus a variety of posters on learning environments, Community Networks , Service Learning, online movement in anti-poverty communities, Information Ecology, Interdisciplinary usability research centers, The Network Society, Social Capital and Ethnography, and Digital Cities