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The Lab for Social Computing @ MAGIC

The Lab for Social Computing serves as an organizing unit for faculty across multiple colleges and disciplines to work together on research and development projects related to a wide range of social technologies. Outside of RIT, LSC faculty regularly speak at conferences on social computing topics, raising the visibility of RIT as an important player in social computing R&D, with several recent and past projects of note. The lab is directed by Dr. Elizabeth Lawley, Professor in the School of Interactive Games & Media and a faculty affiliate of MAGIC.

The LSC also sponsors talks on campus by well-known authors and scholars in the field of social computing: recent speakers included Kevin Slavin, Thomas Malaby, Julian Dibbell, David Weinberger, and Kathleen Fitzpatrick. In addition, personnel from the LSC help organize the Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium in collaboration with Microsoft Research FUSE Labs.