A quick roundup this week:
iSchoolers in the News
People assume video game characters aren’t very diverse, but there’s not much data to support that notion. As we wrote this week, MSIM students Samantha Coulter, Kameron So, Kate Sousa and Brian Waismeyer took on the issue with their Capstone project.
Assistant Professor Jason Yip’s Science Everywhere project is featured on the National Science Foundation’s video showcase. Check it out and vote your support.
Phil Howard, an adjunct professor at the iSchool, wrote recently for Wired about the influence of bots on the presidential election. Here’s the essay on Howard’s website.
Tweets of the Week
— Jason Yip (@jasoncyip) May 19, 2016
— WA State Library (@WAStateLib) May 18, 2016
— Jacob O. Wobbrock (@wobbrockjo) May 18, 2016
Elsewhere in Information News
The Library of Congress decided to remove the “illegal aliens” heading, but the U.S. Congress overruled the library. As always, politicians know best.