Fall 2017 CASCI Activity Schedule

9/12/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: What Is Citizen Science? – A Scientometric Meta-Analysis

9/17/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, CASCI Lightning Talks

9/26/2017(11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics

10/3/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. David Weintrop: “Defining, Designing, and Documenting Computational Thinking for K-12 Learners”

10/10/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading:The Multiple Bodies of the Medical Record: Toward a Sociology of an Artifact

10/17/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Adam Kriesberg: Tweets may Be Archived: Civic Engagement, Digital Preservation, and Obama White House Social Media

10/24/2017(11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Post-userism

10/31/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Andrea Hackl: Internet policy as a minority rights issue: A focus on LGBT users

11/7/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Media as Material: Information Representations as Material Foundations for Organizational Practice

11/14/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Tatevik Sargsyan: The Privatization of Privacy

11/21/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Multi-Lifespan Information System Design in Support of Transitional Justice: Evolving Situated Design Principles for the Long(er) Term

11/28/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: The Theory of Open Systems in Physics and Biology

12/5/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Oluwatoyin Ayanlade: Applications of Information Technology Innovations for Educational and Economic Gender Empowerment in Selected Rural Areas in Southwestern Nigeria

[CASCI Reading Group] 9/12 by Jonathan Brier

For the first time CASCI attendees the format is read the paper before the meeting time and a discussion leader will give a few prompts and we tent to try to respond to and think about as a starting point:

1. What are the key claims? Do you believe/accept them? Why or why not?

2. What existing theories and literature does this paper build on? How does it go beyond prior work?

3. What phenomena in the domain of communities, technology, and information (broadly defined) might you apply these ideas to?

This week (Tuesday Sept 12 at 11am in 2116 Hornbake) we are reading: Kullenberg C, Kasperowski D (2016) What Is Citizen Science? – A Scientometric Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 11(1): e0147152.



[CASCI Talk] Nicole Fernandez on 3/7

Join us 3/7 at 11:00 am in Hornbake 2116 to welcome Nicole Fernandez!

Bio: Nicole C. Fernandez teaches Organizational Network Analysis for Kent State’s Information Architecture and Knowledge Management Program and has taught Social Network Analysis for Georgetown’s Communication, Culture, and Technology Program since 2009. She has a BA in English Lit from Catholic University and an MS in Math and Statistics. She has done consulting work related to Social Networks with NDI and with MedStar Research Institute. She has recently started her own consulting company, Insight Academics LLC.

Abstract: When approaching collaborative patient care in hospitals how can sparse connectivity be formally identified? This talk looks at a conservative computational strategy to assess for sparse ties while exploring the opportunity to build a discussion about teamwork. This case study comes from the RWJF Pioneers Project ‘Creating a Social Epidemic of Safety’ which concluded in 2016. Title: Across Group Ties in Stratified Social Network Data: Exploring Collaboration in Hospital ICUs.