• Artistic Use of Information Technology: Toward a Definition of Literature and Art Informatics

      Paling, Stephen (2006)
      Kling (1999) defined social informatics as "the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their interaction with institutional and cultural contexts" (Kling, 1999). This extended abstract proposes a definition of literature and art informatics (LAI): the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their role in the creative efforts of writers and artists. Expanding social informatics to include creative activities in literature and the arts will benefit the social informatics research community in several ways. First, it will address the paucity of empirical scholarship meant to examine the role of information technology in the creative efforts of writers and artists. Second, it will open another area of inquiry within social informatics which will provide additional opportunities for validating bodies of theory that can usefully inform our scholarship. This abstract will also discuss a current set of studies being conducted as examples of one possible path for LAI research.
    • Mapping Techno-Literary Spaces: Adapting Multiple Correspondence Analysis for Literature and Art Informatics

      Paling, Stephen (2007)
      This is a submission to the 3rd Annual Social Informatics SIG Symposium: The Social Web, Social Computing and the Social Analysis of Computing. This paper describes the use of multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) for data exploration as part of a recently completed study of the use of information technology (IT) by literary authors. The study discussed in this paper constitutes part of an ongoing effort to establish Literature and Art Informatics (LAI), the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their role in the creative efforts of writers and artists. This paper is primarily methodological in nature.
    • Mapping Techno-Literary Spaces: Adapting Multiple Correspondence Analysis for Literature and Art Informatics

      Paling, Stephen (2007)
      This is a submission to the 3rd Annual Social Informatics SIG Symposium: The Social Web, Social Computing and the Social Analysis of Computing. This paper describes the use of multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) for data exploration as part of a recently completed study of the use of information technology (IT) by literary authors. The study discussed in this paper constitutes part of an ongoing effort to establish Literature and Art Informatics (LAI), the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their role in the creative efforts of writers and artists. This paper is primarily methodological in nature.