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[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 […]

Pardon our dust, but look around

The CASCI website has a basic theme design while we get a security & design update, but we’ll be all shiny & new very soon. Our site is still still active, so please look around at our events, team, and other pages.

[CASCI/HCIL] Mixed Reality Education: Integrating narrative, learning, and fun

Mixed Reality Education: Integrating narrative, learning, and fun Monday, December 14 at 11am in the HCIL (Hornbake South #2105) Abstract: Several new genres of narrative-based play have emerged in recent years. These experiences allow participants to imagine themselves as participants in an unfolding fictional world that intersects our everyday lives. Many of the properties that make these experiences entertaining […]

Doctoral Proposal Defense by Anne Bowser

Doctoral Proposal Defense by Anne Bowser Date: 2/4/2015 [Postponed; To be rescheduled] Time: 2 pm Place: Room 2116 Hornbake S. Wing   Title: Using Gamification to Inspire New Citizen Science Volunteers. Citizen science involves the public in scientific research to meet real-world goals. To achieve desired outcomes, a sufficient number of volunteers must donate significant […]

Join Us for the Fall Festival 2014!

CASCI Speaker Series: Tuesday, Sept 16 @ 11am | Paul Torrens, Center for Geospatial Information Science

2nd semi-annual Wiki Research Hackathon

TL;DR:  Come do wiki research with us!  Newbie, seasoned vet or Wikipedian — all are welcome. August. 6th & 7th. Overlaps with the Wikimania’14 Hackathon.  Global event that includes virtual and local meetup groups in major cities.  [ sign up ] Wikis work in practice, but not in Theory.  Let’s change that. The Wiki Research Hackathon is an opportunity for anyone interested […]

[Call for Papers] 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) – Social Networking and Communities Mini-track

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Kauai, Hawaii, US January 5-8, 2015 Twitter hashtag: #HICSS IMPORTANT DATES: Full Papers Due: June 15, 2014 Paper Notification: August 15, 2014 Early-bird Registration Ends: October 1, 2014 General Registration Begins: October 2, 2014 Registration Required for Authors: October 15, 2014 Late Registration Begins: December 2, 2014 ABOUT THE […]