[Air-L] Book Announcement: Social Media in Disaster Response

Liza Potts lpotts at msu.edu
Tue Nov 26 09:19:04 PST 2013


My new book is now available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0415817412. In addition to examining social media and disaster, the book also gives an overview on actor-network theory and concepts of data/information/knowledge with regards to participatory culture. 

Here are the details from Routledge (more info here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415817417/):

In Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation, Liza Potts traces how everyday people communicate online during times of disaster. Looking at experiences across the social web, she examines how we can architect systems that encourage and facilitate participation. Her book provides methods and frameworks for researchers and practitioners in user experience, internet studies, technical communication, and computer science.

Ch. 1  Experience, Disaster, and the Social Web  

Ch. 2  Methods for Researching and Architecting the Social Web

Ch. 3  Locating Data in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Ch. 4  Validating Information during the London Bombings

Ch. 5  Transferring Knowledge during the Mumbai Attacks

Ch. 6  Architecting Systems for Participation

For more information about the book, including an annotated table of contents, visit http://attw.org/publications/book-series/social-media-disaster-response.

For the companion website (with templates for ANT diagrams and more info on actor-network theory, visit http://socialdisasterresponse.org/.
Finally, if you would like to review the book for a journal, please contact my awesome editor Jo Mackiewicz  at mackiewicz at auburn.edu.

Liza Potts, Ph.D.
Michigan State University
Senior Researcher at WIDE Research
Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures
434 Farm Lane (Bessey Hall) Room 291, East Lansing, MI 48824
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