SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, August 11

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:10 PM


Session 171: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Societal, Environmental, & Educational Impacts of Technology
Room: Riverside Suite

Sponsor: Environment and Technology

Organizer &

Presider: Randall Amster, Georgetown University

Description:  Technology infuses all aspects of our life and work. This session will consider the nexus of societal, environmental, and educational implications. How do we address these issues in our research, scholarship, activism, & pedagogy?


“Anti-toxics Activism and the Nonprofit Industrial Complex in Silicon Valley,” Travis L. Williams, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Can You Help Me Now?: An Experiment in the Effects of Cell Phone Use on Social Capital Formation in Group Settings,” Simon J. Purdy, SUNY Delhi

“Digital Downsides: The Negative Impacts of Social Media on Self and Society,” Ronald E. Bulanda, Miami University

“Illuminating the SOCIAL in Social Media: Reclaiming a Common Humanity in the Digital Age,” Randall Amster, Georgetown University

“Meetup/Hookup Apps: An Analysis of a MSM/Gay Global Sexual Market,” Robert T. Cserni, Stony Brook University