Jochen Scholl was invited and conducted a three-day doctoral research seminar/workshop on “Digital Government” at the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science at the Politechnical University of Valencia, Spain. The seminar was attended by students and faculty from Spain, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Annie Searle was one of four presenters on the topic "Leveraging Multiple Perspectives on Multiple Threat Vectors" at New York University’s Urgent Threats Forum. She spoke on emerging threats from domestic terrorism, violent nationalism, explicit hate speech, and the magnification effect that social media has upon such groups. The three other presenters were from NORAD/US NORTHCOME, Zurich North America, and the FBI. Each spoke on threats that aligned across vectors.
Lisa Dirks was accepted to the MAI ki te Ao - Indigenous Doctoral Gathering preconference that will take place before the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference. Her abstract was based on her dissertation work, which aims to examine how technology can be used to support collaborative dissemination between researchers and Indigenous communities. The conference will take place in Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Katherine Cross had her work on video games and culture featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum's landmark exhibition Design/Play/Disrupt, where an interview with her greets guests to an exhibit focusing on games as both design objects and sites of political conflict.
Katherine Cross recently published To Name a Star: Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed and the Reimagining of Utopianism in The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. In this reflective paper, she analyzes LeGuin's unique take on utopianism and explores how she reveals 'continuities' between utopia and dystopia.