iSchoolers in the News
“Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data,” the new iSchool course that’s gotten a lot of attention, had its first lecture Wednesday in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom started off with a litany of ways BS has infected the world. Columns Magazine did a nice story on the first class. You can also find stories on the iSchool site and at UW Today.
Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez and a contingent of students from the iSchool recently returned from a trip to Mexico’s Chiapas state to continue working with the Tseltal Maya people to establish their first library. As our story says, the trips have shown first-hand why every library has to fit the needs of its own community.
The “Pokemon GO” craze was more than a game. It was a bonding experience, according to research from Human Centered Design & Engineering and the iSchool. Jin Ha Lee and Jason Yip are co-authors on a paper that looked at how parents and children interacted around the game at its height last summer. UW Today has the story.
Tweets of the Week
— U. of Washington (@UW) March 27, 2017
Thrilled to announce that, starting this summer, I'll be joining the @UW_iSchool faculty as an Asst. Professor in the area of data ethics.
— Anna Lauren Hoffmann (@annaeveryday) March 27, 2017
— ImaginingtheInternet (@ImagineInternet) March 31, 2017
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) March 25, 2017
— UW Libraries (@uwlibraries) March 30, 2017
Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture with John Palfrey, May 11: "Why Libraries Matter Now More Than Ever": https://t.co/WphYBfdqwz
— iStudent Services (@uwioss) March 30, 2017