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Title:Learning with polyphony: AmpDamp
Author(s):Acker, Amelia; Chalmers, Melissa; Burton, Matt; Wythoff, Grant; Lodato, Thomas
Subject(s):polyphony
design
value
education
human-computer interaction
social computing
Abstract:With exponential increases of information flows on social media platforms, user experiences have become fragmented, cacophonous, and often overwhelming. Such “noise” makes learning on these platforms difficult. By contrast, the principle of polyphony frames learning with social media as a graceful, intentional threading together of multiple voices. In this paper we describe AmpDamp, a design concept for orchestrating polyphony in social media environments. Connecting a physical knob to a browser extension, AmpDamp translates the gestures of turning up (amplifying) and turning down (dampening) into a dynamic orchestration of the “volume” of a user’s social media feed. By focusing on issues of granularity and temporality, we position polyphony as an entry point into incorporating the values of control and curation into learning experiences using social media.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Acker, A., Chalmers, M., Burton, M., Wythoff, G., & Lodato, T.. (2013). Learning with polyphony: AmpDamp. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 1090-1094). doi:10.9776/13525
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Video
Type:Text
Video
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42533
DOI:10.9776/13525
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-04


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