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December 6, 2014
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Books & Publications


"It’s not what you know, it’s what you can learn."

Publications

Below is a list of my publications including scholarly papers, journal articles and academic theses.

 

Papers and Articles

Pinkett, Randal D. (2003). Community Technology and Community Building: Early Results from the Creating Community Connections Project. In Venkatesh, M. (Ed.), The Information Society, 19(5), Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Taylor & Francis Journals and Books.

Pinkett, Randal D. and Steve Davies, Andrew Wiley-Schwartz, and Lisa Servon. (2003). Community Technology Centers as Catalysts for Community Change. New York, NY: Ford Foundation.

Pinkett, Randal D. & Richard M. Roper. (2002). Opening the Door: Technology and the Development of University-Community Partnerships. New York, NY: Seedco.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2002). The Digital Divide. In Lee, R. (Ed.), 2002 Encyclopedia of Information Systems. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2002). Toward Social and Cultural Resonance with Technology: Case Studies from the Creating Community Connections Project. Proceedings from the International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS): Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology. Raleigh, NC: Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), June 6-8.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2002). Integrating Community Technology and Community Building: Early Results from the Camfield Estates-MIT Creating Community Connections Project. Proceedings of Shaping the Network Society: The Future of the Public Sphere in Cyberspace, Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing Symposium 2002 (DIAC-2002). Seattle, WA: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, May 16-19.

Pinkett, Randal D. & O’Bryant, Richard L. (2001). Building Community, Empowerment and Self-Sufficiency: Early Results from the Camfield Estates-MIT Creating Community Connections Project. Proceedings of Digital Communities 2001 Conference. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, November 4-6.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2001). Community Technology and Community Building: Early Results from the Camfield Estates-MIT Creating Community Connections Project. Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2001 Annual Conference. Cleveland, OH: Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), November 8-11.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2001). The Camfield Estates-MIT Creating Community Connections Project: Strategies for Active Participation in a Low- to Moderate-Income Community. Proceedings of the Second Annual Kyoto Meeting on Digital Cities. Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Research Park, October 18-20.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2001). The Digital Divide and Economic Development. Position paper for the Doctoral Digital Divide (D3) Conference. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, August 2-5.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2001). The Creating Community Connections (C3) System: Community Created, Community Focused, Community Content in a Low- to Moderate-Income Community. Report to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ars Portalis Project. U.S. Department of Commerce: Washington, D.C., June 29.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2001). Bridging the Digital Divide: The Role of Community Technology for the Purpose of Community Building. Paper presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA: AERA, April 12-15.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2001). Community Technology and Community Building: Sociocultural Constructionism and an Asset-Based Approach in a Low-Income Community. In Townsend, A. (Ed.), Projections–The MIT Student Journal of Planning: Making Places Through Information Technology. Canton, MA: Sherman Printing.

Pinkett, Randal D. & Turner, Nicol E. (2000). Closing the Digital Divide: An Asset-Based Approach to Community Technology and Community Building. Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2000 Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA: Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), November 2-5.

Pinkett, Randal D. & Turner, Nicol E. (2000). An Asset-Based Approach to Community Building and Community Technology. Proceedings of Shaping the Network Society: The Future of the Public Sphere in Cyberspace, Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing Symposium 2000 (DIAC-2000). Seattle, WA: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, May 20-23.

Pinkett, Randal D. (2000). Bridging the Digital Divide: Sociocultural Constructionism and an Asset-Based Approach to Community Technology and Community Building. Paper presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA: AERA, April 24-28.

Pinkett, Randal D. (1999). Strategies for Motivating Minorities to Engage Computers. Position paper for the Carnegie Mellon Symposium on Minorities and Computers, National Science Foundation (NSF). Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Theses

Pinkett, Randal. D. (2002). Creating Community Connections: Sociocultural Constructionism and an Asset-Based Approach to Community Technology and Community Building. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Media Laboratory, January 11.

Dissertation Advisor: Professor Mitchel Resnick, MIT Media Laboraotry
Dissertation Committee: Professor Ceasar McDowell, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Professor Brian Smith, MIT Media Laboratory, Dr. Holly Carter, Community Technology Development, Inc., Dr. Alan Shaw, Linking Up Villages, Inc.

 

Pinkett, Randal D. (1998). Product Development Process Modeling and Analysis of Digital Wireless Telephones. Unpublished M.S./M.B.A. Thesis. Cambridge, MA: MIT School of Engineering; MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM) Program, May 8.

Thesis Advisors: Professor Steven D. Eppinger, MIT Sloan School of Management; Dr. Daniel Whitney, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

Pinkett, Randal D. (1996). Hardware/Software Co-Design and Digital Speech Processing. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis. Oxford, England: Keble College, University of Oxford, May 17.

Thesis Advisors: Ian Page, Department of Computing, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
Thesis Committee: Wayne Luk, Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, England.

 

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