#ixlab Notes

Numerous #ixlab presentations scheduled for #NCA18

Instructors’ Humor Styles and Sex on their Abilities to Recognize Appropriate Humor

Air Force funds Interaction Lab research on morality and human-robot interactions

Jaime Banks awarded $730,000 for three-year research by Office of Scientific Research 

#ixLab at the 68th Annual International Communication Association Conference

West Virginia University Department of Communication Studies Interaction Lab (#ixlab) researchers and our collaborators are excited to share our research at the 68th Annual International Communication Association Conference in Prague, May 24th – April 28th. If you are attending the conference, we hope to see you there! Below, you’ll find all of our presentations by day, including two top papers.

Guest Blog | Why our expertise matters: The marriage of our education and speaking engagements

Dr. Emory Daniel, Assistant Professor of Communication at Appalachian State University, writes about his experiences with colleagues at the 2018 PAX East convention in Boston, MA. The event was held from 5 to 8 April 2018, and Dr. Daniel was among a number of psychologists and communication scholarsincluding Dr. Kelli Dunlap, Dr. Tony Bean, and Dr. Josef Frederickwho spoke at the event. Below are some tips and tricks for academics looking to journey beyond the research conference circuit. 

#ixLab at the 109th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention

West Virginia University Department of Communication Studies Interaction Lab (#ixlab) researchers are excited to share our research at the 109th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention in Pittsburgh, April 26th – April 29th. If you are attending the conference, we hope to see you there! Below, you’ll find all of our presentations by day, including three top papers.

Guest Blog: "Truthiness"

Alexander Stevens is a Master’s student in Communication Studies at WVU. Originally from Indian Trail, North Carolina, he earned his B.S. in Psychology and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2017. He is interested in computer-mediated communication and game studies, specifically with a focus on immersive technologies. For the final meeting of the Spring 2018 “New Media and Society” seminar, Alex shares our class discussion on the notion of “truthiness” and the media landscape we face in society.

Guest Blog: Social Sharing

Catie Clark-Gordon is a second-year doctoral student at West Virginia University, where she teaches undergraduate quantitative research methods and social media courses. Her emphases of research are computer-mediated communication and instructional communication, and she is presently interested in the social affordances of mediated environments, such as anonymity and social presence, studying their implications in social media and online learning contexts. This week, she walks us through the concept of social sharing, and how it relates to the modern media ecology. 

#ixlab at the APA Technology, Mind, and Society conference in Washington, DC

At the APA Technology, Mind, and Society conference, WVU Interaction Lab (#ixlab) researchers will be presenting on perceptions of robots' morality and immersive storytelling. The abstracts from both invited presentations are provided below. 

Guest Blog: Access and Participation

Joe A. Wasserman is a PhD student in Communication Studies at WVU at the graduate student lab manager of the Interaction Lab. His research is on games and learning, focusing on game modality and systems thinking. This week, as part of the Spring 2018 “New Media and Society” seminar, Joe shares some thoughts on and interactive visualizations of digital divides.

Guest Blog: Internet Addiction

Kadi Kevvai is a Master’s student in Communication Studies at WVU. Originally from Estonia, she earned her B.A. in Communication & Cultural Encounters from Roskilde University, Denmark in 2014. She in interested in intergroup communication and human-robot communication. As part of the Spring 2018 “New Media and Society” seminar, Kadi shares our class discussion on Internet addiction.