Anna Lauren Hoffmann spoke as part of the community panel discussion "Connecting the Dots: Racism and White Supremacy in Algorithms," hosted by UW's Critical Platform Studies Group and organized by Meg Young, Mike Katell, and Pete Krafft. Other panelists included Nikkita Oliver (Seattle People's Party), Shankar Narayan (ACLU of Washington), and Pedro Perez (Geeking Out Kids of Color). The event was covered by The Daily as well as the Seattle University student newspaper The Spectator. The recording of the discussion is available here.
Anna Lauren Hoffmann's article "Data Is the New What? Popular Metaphors and Professional Ethics in Emerging Data Cultures" was published in the Journal of Cultural Analytics. The article was co-authored with Luke Stark (Microsoft Research) and uses qualitative discourse analysis to examine the relationship between "data metaphors," values, and professional ethics.
Anna Lauren Hoffmann spoke as part of the inaugural lecture series for the new Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC) at the University of Michigan School of Information. The series - titled "The Ethics and Politics of AI" - also featured Lucy Suchman and Tarleton Gillespie.
Anna Lauren Hoffmann was quoted in the OneZero article "The Problem With Instagram's Plan to Reduce 'Sexually Suggestive' Content." OneZero is Medium's outlet for technology journalism and commentary.
Marc Schmalz, Michelle Carter, and Jin Ha Lee had the paper, “The I in Team: IT Identity and Project Behavior” accepted to the 2019 Americas Conference on Information Systems. The conference will be held in Cancún, México in August.
Alexis Hiniker was quoted in the CNN Business column Experts say iPad screen time is bad for kids. Here's why I'm ignoring them, and the KUOW piece that aired during NPR’s Morning Edition Can’t put your phone down? A new UW study says it’s not all on you.
The editor of the Kitsap Sun wrote the opinion piece Let's talk about trust and truth, about how to be an informed media consumer. In the piece he shared details of a panel he moderated over the weekend with Jevin West and Tom Wilson, called Truth, Trust, And Democracy: Distinguishing Fact From Fiction in the Digital Age, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom were quoted in the Fast Company article How to spot the realistic faces creeping into your timelines. The piece explores advances in artificial portrait generation and its potential to increase deception online. Bill Howe and Luke Rodriguez, along with Babak Salimi and Dan Suciu, won the best paper award at SIGMOD, the top database conference, for Capuchin: Causal Database Repair for Algorithmic Fairness.
iSchool Distinguished Practitioner In Residence, Rolf Hapel, served as keynote speaker and workshop leader at “INCOL - Inland Northwest Council of Libraries Spring 2019 Workshop”, held at the Spokane Public Library. ln his presentation “A New Story About the Library in the Networked Society”, he examined the library as social infrastructure, emphasizing the importance of the physical spaces. Participants in his workshop used the Danish-developed model of the library, called the 4 Spaces Model.KidsTeam UW received a gift fund of $16,000 to support research with the Amazon Alexa Development Team.