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New DPLA exhibit features MLIS Capstone project

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It is a story that captured our imagination and resulted in astonishing breakthroughs in science and technology. Combining images from popular culture, politics, and even space suit technology, America’s space race is explored in a new and permanent exhibit at the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA “ Race to the Moon ” exhibit started as 2015 Capstone...
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iSchool spin-out AnswerDash raises additional $2.9M

Monday, September 14, 2015

What started as an idea inside the Information School at the University of Washington is now a full-fledged business that’s raising cash from venture capital firms. UW-spinout AnswerDash today announced a $2.9 million seed investment round led by Voyager Capital, with participation from existing investors WRF Capital, Summit Capital, the W Fund, and Arnold Venture Group. AnswerDash, formerly known as...
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Justin Wadland, MLIS '03, is 2015 Washington State Book Award finalist

Monday, September 14, 2015

Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound (Oregon State University Press) by UW Tacoma Librarian and Tacoma resident Justin Wadland is on the short list in the General / Nonfiction category of the 2015 Washington State Book Awards . Wadland received his MLIS from the Information School in 2003. View the KBTC interview with...
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Using Minecraft to teach coding to kids: KUOW interviews Katie Davis

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teenager Alea Frydnlund is creating zombies. “It will attack you if you’re on survival,” she says. “But right now, I’m just on creative.” Alea hunches over a screen in a classroom at the University of Washington. Her bright red hair falls in her face as she rattles off terms – survival, creative – for Minecraft, the wildly popular videogame that...
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Informatics students find welcoming workplaces for summer internships

Monday, August 24, 2015

Here's a look at how some students in the iSchool's Informatics program have been spending their summer. Alice Yan Interning as a UX designer at Udemy , an online education company in San Francisco Q: What are you working on? A: My project for this summer is a complete redesign of their current support site. If you take a look...
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Button museum, Sno-Isle libraries among MLIS students' fieldwork sites

Friday, August 21, 2015

Here’s a look at how some students in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science program have been spending their summer: Dianne Bohach A remote intern with the Button Museum of Chicago. Q: What are you working on? A: As a remote intern, my job is to research pinback buttons that have already been physically described by other colleagues...
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MSIM students' internships include video games, cybersecurity

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Here’s a look at how some students in the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management program have been spending their summer: Sonal Srivastava Interning at Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, California. Blizzard is a video game developer and publisher of games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and Starcraft. Q: What are you working on? A: I am interning...
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'IT identity': Technology can make you feel like a different person

Thursday, July 2, 2015

You answer your email, check the traffic, and thumb through your friends' latest baby pictures. With your smartphone in hand, you’re connected, productive, empowered. You feel like yourself. And when you're away from your phone, you’re just not yourself at all. This emotional bond that many share with the technologies they use is what fascinates Michelle Carter , an assistant...
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Documents that Changed the World: Charles Richter’s seismic scale, 1935

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A scale of simple numbers unnerves us when we think about earthquakes, as Pacific Northwest residents have been prone to do lately: Whew, just a 3. Oh man, a 6. Good God, an 8? That this scale for measuring temblors is logarithmic only amps up the drama. A magnitude 6 quake releases 10 times more energy than a magnitude 5;...
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Students put data to work in Web development class

Friday, August 7, 2015

Students in the Information School’s Client-Side Web Development class have been spending part of their summer doing interesting things with data. Got a song stuck in your head? Tisha Trongtham tapped into the Spotify API to create “Your Next 5 Songs,” an application that recommends five more songs based on one you like. The idea was based on the Seattle...
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