A social computing lab in Rochester

Rochester Institute of Technology, has just started a lab for “social computing.” The social computing lab is part of RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences’ new research initiative—Center for Advancing the Study of Cyberinfrastructure (CASCI). Elizabeth Lane Lawley, associate professor of information technology at RIT, is the lab’s director. I guess this makes RIT the first with a lab studying social computing. The lab will study weblogs etc, and has a board of directors which is most of the usual suspects like Mena Trott, Joi Ito and Howard Reingold. (More information here.)