iSchoolers in the News
The iLearn Lab and the iSchool’s Ran Hinrichs were featured in Treet TV’s “Designing Worlds.” Students helped put together the program, in which Hinrichs and others are interviewed entirely in a virtual world.
Professor Karen Fisher is set to return soon to Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, near the Syrian border, to work with young people to build the “magic genius devices” many of them designed during Fisher’s visit last year. Fisher will take iSchool and UW Comm Lead students with her this time to assist. Seattle Globalist and Flip the Media have the story.
Tweets of the Week
Congrats to Ph.D. student Martez Mott, lead author of a Best Paper Award winner at #CHI2016!
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) February 9, 2016
— Dan Laush (@danlaush) February 10, 2016
— Nicola Andrews (@maraebrarian) February 11, 2016
— U. of Washington (@UW) February 9, 2016
Elsewhere in Information News
- Talk about open data: A researcher illegally shared millions of journal articles online and refused to take the site down.
- FiveThirtyEight put out a great data visualization on Facebook likes among the presidential candidates. It’s a lot of fun to explore, even if it’s unclear what it all means for the race.
- From the Atlantic, a nice story on libraries’ central role as centers of America’s towns. The Atlantic also put together a fine photo essay on libraries across the country.
- Ever lost people when talking about algorithms? Here’s a good primer on the topic from Slate.
- And speaking of algorithms, most Twitter users have seen the drama around the changes to its timeline. TechCrunch has a good rundown, including how to switch your settings back to the original style.