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Community Technology Centers' Network

Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet) is committed to the goal of creating "a society in which all people are equitably empowered by technology skills and usage." CTCNet brings together agencies and programs that provide computer exploration and learning opportunities for "people of all ages who typically lack access to computers and related technologies." The organization was founded in...
The Sociable Media Group

Located at MIT, the Sociable Media Group is interested in questions concerning society and identity in the networked world. Some of the group's research questions include: How do we perceive other people on-line?, What does a virtual world look like?, and How do social conventions develop in the networked world? Visitors can learn about the most recent research projects, along with taking a look...
Smithsonian: From Carbon to Computers

From Carbons to Computers: The Changing American Office is an educational website from the Smithsonian exploring the connections between contemporary and past offices. The website points out that the "high-tech American office of today is more similar to than different from its predecessors twenty, fifty, or a hundred years ago" and compares a floppy disk to a small-scale filing cabinet. The...
Alliance for Community Technology

The exponential growth of the Internet in the late 1990s left many commentators wondering whether or not this new form of communication and information dissemination could in fact bridge certain long-standing divides, and in creating new alliances. One such group that was established to look at these questions was the Alliance for Community Technology (ACT), which was launched in 1997 as part of a...
Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision

ExploraVision is a competition sponsored by Toshiba, Inc. and the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA). The competition, which is open to all students in grades K-12 attending a school in the U.S., Canada, U.S. territory or a Department of Defense school, provides students a chance to "develop skills that will prepare them well for the 21st century workplace." Through ExploraVision,...
Technology and Religion

This issue of Topic in Depth explores the relationship between technology and religion in today's world. This first website, from PBS, features interviews with "a skeptic, a devout Muslim scientist, and an expert in the sociology of religion" who address the question, Can Religion Withstand Technology? (1). This blog from the Institute for the Future discusses how religion is making use of...
The Kim Komando Show

Billed as the "Digital Goddess", the radio host Kim Komando has been providing assistance to those befuddled by computer technology for many years, and her website will prove to be most valuable to those looking for assistance in this area. First-time visitors to the site will want to peruse some of her recent columns, which address such timely topics as hacking, preserving digital images, and...