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The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off-Switch

Reading Group – Tuesday, April 7th, 202011:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Guest Speaker – Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK North 0302J Please note CASCI is co-hosting Dean Laura DeNardis as part of the iSchool Dean’s Lecture Series. This event will not be in our usual meeting room and while […]

Blogging Black Feminism

Reading Group – Tuesday, March 24th, 202011:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Guest Speaker – Tuesday, March 31st, 20202:00 pm – 3:00 pmHBK South 2119 Note the guest speaker time is not our usual time. Location & remote participation are the same as usual. Reading Group (March 24) This reading helps setup for the […]

Information infrastructures for creative knowledge work

Reading Group – Tuesday, March 3rd, 202011:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Guest Speaker – Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Reading Group (March 3) This reading helps setup for the next week’s talk with Joel Chan and was selected by him to help inform his presentation and discussion. […]

CANCELLED: Civil Liberties in the Age of Face Recognition

Due to a complication, the speaker had to cancel for today. We are looking to reschedule, but as an alternative to the CASCI talk, we support attending The MTI Talk today. MTI Distinguished Seminar SeriesDiana Furchtgott-RothDeputy Assistant Secretary for Research and TechnologyUnited States Department of Transportation Research (OST-R): Where Is It Headed? Tuesday, February 2510:30am~11:00 Networking […]

[CASCI Talk] Social Media Impact on Online News Consumption: Echo Chambers, Information Diversity, and Ideological Polarization

Tuesday, February 11th, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description There is concern that social media creates echo chambers in which homophily in online social networks and filtering by content selection algorithms combine to limit exposure to diverse viewpoints, thereby encouraging individuals to adopt more extreme ideological positions. Yet, empirical evidence regarding the […]

[CASCI Talk] Crowd Sleuths: Solving Mysteries with Crowdsourcing, Experts and AI

Tuesday, November 19th, 201911:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description Professional investigators in fields such as journalism, law enforcement, and academia have long sought the public’s help in solving mysteries, typically by providing tips. However, as social technologies capture more digital traces of daily life and enable new forms of collaboration, members of the […]

[CASCI Talk] Sociometers and Sensibility

Tuesday, November 5th, 201911:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description New research methods can transform research specialties and disciplines by providing new types of data and enabling the asking and answering of new kinds of research questions. Sociometers – wearable electronic sensors that capture dynamic, quantitative data about embodied interactions – represent such a […]

[CASCI Talk] Smart Cities and the Need for Proactive Transparency

Tuesday, October 8th, 201911:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description Smart cities are an example of the profound impact of technology for local governments. With recent innovations in sensors and artificial intelligence, cities are able to measure and do more in service of their residents. At the same time, these advances present unique challenges […]

[CASCI Talk] Rent and Loathing in Beantown: Negotiating the Civic Good Through Short-Term Rental Laws and Romantic Anti-Capitalism

October 22nd, 2019 Description In the ideal city, every resident would have a place to live. Unfortunately, we are far away from this utopia due to the limits on space available to residents. Property ownership serves as a fundamental exclusion criteria as it helps determine which residents get to live in the city and which […]

[CASCI Talk] Chasing Something Beautiful: Communities of Citation and the Cultural Circuits of Capital in the Early Days of Venture Capital

September 24th, 2019 Description How did venture capital investment become the dominant mode of funding for high technology, inextricably linked in the popular consciousness with innovation, massive economic growth, and equally massive investor profits? By the early 1970s, venture capitalists were gaining name recognition as a distinct category separate from other types of investors. But […]