• 2018-11-16
  • 郭 乃華

From Billboards to BBSs: Revisiting the Old and Exploring the New in Computer-Mediated Communication

主講人:Caleb T. Carr|伊利諾州大學傳播學院副教授
主持人:林日璇|政治大學傳播學院 副教授

電腦中介傳播學門的誕生,除了讓學者有機會替新問題找解方,也讓學者能在具備新能力的基礎上來回顧舊有的問題。Dr. Carr投入了近十年的研究心力,關注人類印象形成的脈絡,探索「新的中介」何以為「新」與「不新」。本演講將探討「新媒體」的「新」之所在,包含減少不確定性的新方式、新的互動與社會支持等。此外,學者也將討論舊有的傳播過程如何再度被翻新,像是自我陳述的轉變與群我傳播。Dr. Carr將為我們介紹關於電腦中介傳播本質的新理論、群我傳播概念的延伸討論,以及社群媒體上的自我展演與他人回饋如何影響自我感知。無論您感興趣的是舊媒體或是新媒體,Dr. Carr很期待能與政大學者與學生們交流,再訪電腦中介傳播的昔與今,相信您都能從這場演講中滿載而歸!(本演講以英文進行)
Caleb T. Carr為現任伊利諾州大學傳播學院副教授,他研究新媒體如何轉變傳播過程,包括人們如何使用社群媒體來創造與維持線上的認同感、組織傳播的減少不確定性與團隊合作。Dr. Carr對於雇主如何透過社群媒體瞭解求職者,以及人們如何理解線上自我展演與其影響非常有興趣。他的研究常發表於頂尖期刊,如Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Human Communication Research, and Media Psychology。

Computer-mediated communication (CMC) represents opportunities for scholars to answer new questions about the fundamental processes of human communication; but also to revisit older questions with renewed abilities. Dr. Carr has spent nearly a decade exploring how new mediate are really new—and some of the ways they aren’t—particularly in the context of impression formation. This talk will present some of this work into what is truly new about ‘new media,’ including new means of uncertainty reduction, interaction, and social support. It will also explore how some older communicative processes are being made new again, such as transformative self-statements and masspersonal communication. Highlights of the talk include some new theorizing on the nature of computer-mediated communication, discussion and extension of the masspersonal communication concept, and the influence of social media self-presentation and others’ feedback on self-perceptions. Whether you are interested in older media (like roadside billboards) or newer channels (like online bulletin boards and social media), Dr. Carr is excited to engage and interact with the scholars of National ChengChi University’s College of Communication to revisit the old and explore the new of CMC.
Caleb T. Carr (PhD. Michigan State University; @CalebTCarrPhD) researches how new media alter communicative processes, including how social media are used to create and maintain identity online, for organizational uncertainty reduction, and in group collaborations.  His primary interests are in how employers use social media to learn about job applicants (and vice versa) and how individuals make sense of and influence themselves when self-presenting online.  His research has appeared in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Human Communication Research, and Media Psychology.  He has taught undergraduate and courses in computer-mediated communication, organizational communication, mass media theory and history, and management at Illinois State University, the University of Oklahoma, and Michigan State University.  In his spare time, he reads, alpine skis, and is a devout Parrothead.  Dr. Carr is currently employed by Illinois State University in Normal, IL, USA, where he is an associate professor in the School of Communication.