University of Maryland

Fall 2019 CASCI Activity Schedule

CASCI Group Activities:
2119 Hornbake Bldg. South Wing
11:00 am – 12:00 noon

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This CASCI meetings are live streamed using WebEx.

Attend virtually:
Meeting number: 732 243 809
Host key: 551358
Link forwards to the longer meeting URL. You may need to install WebEx software.

Join by video system:
Join by phone:
+1-415-655-0002 (alt.)
Access code: 732 243 809

Click here to view only the Fall 2019 Talk Schedule and Fall 2019 Reading Group Schedule, neither include our additional activities.

September 3, 2019
Welcome session: CASCI meet & greet

September 10, 2019
Talk with Cláudio Gottschalg Duque: An overview of Information Science in Brazil, its Graduate Programs and R.E.G.I.I.M.E.N.T.O researches at a glance: Perspective and Challenges

September 17, 2019
Reading: Schuler (2019) A Hacking Atlas: Holistic Hacking in the Urban Theater

September 24, 2019
Talk with M.R. Sauter: Chasing Something Beautiful: Communities of Citation and the Cultural Circuits of Capital in the Early Days of Venture Capital

October 1, 2019
Reading: Matheus et al. (2018). Data science empowering the public: Data-driven dashboards for transparent and accountable decision-making in smart cities

October 8, 2019
Talk with Noel Osama of the Sunlight Foundation on Smart Cities and the Needs for Proactive Transparency

October 15, 2019
Reading: Roelofsen & Minca (2018). The Superhost. Biopolitics, home and community in the Airbnb dream-world of global hospitality
This reading is prep for the following week talk with Nina Medvedeva. Although CASCI will only discuss this one reading, Nina also recommends Wachsmuth and Weisler (forthcoming) for one that’s a nice blend of theory and quantitative analysis, and Wegmann and Jiao (2017) for one more quantitatively oriented towards short-term rental policy.

October 22, 2019
Talk with Nina Medvedeva of the University of Minnesota on Rent and Loathing in Beantown: Negotiating the Civic Good Through Short-Term Rental Laws and Romantic Anti-Capitalism

October 29, 2019
Reading: Olguin et al. (2009) Sensible Organizations Technology Methodology for Automatically Measuring Organizational Behavior

November 5, 2019
Talk with John Parker: Sociometers and Sensibility

November 12, 2019
Reading: Sukrit Venkatagiri, et al. (2019). GroundTruth: Augmenting Expert Image Geolocation with Crowdsourcing and Shared Representations.

November 19, 2019
Talk with Kurt Luther: Crowd Sleuths: Solving Mysteries with Crowdsourcing, Experts and AI

December 3rd, 2019
End of Fall Term Holiday Party