Ryan Biava was selected for the 2019 Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF). Of the 75 Marshall Memorial Fellows selected, 40 were from Europe and 35 from the United States. Selected fellows engage in 6 months of preparation designed to enhance their understanding of transatlantic relations before embarking on 24 days of policy immersion across the Atlantic.
Elliott Hauser and Joseph T. Tennis had the paper titled, “Episementics: Aboutness as Aroundness”, named as one of two best papers at the 2019 North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.
Batya Friedman’s and David Hendry’s book titled, Value Sensitive Design: Shaping Technology with Moral Imagination with MIT Press, just appeared in print.
Jason Yip was the featured guest on KIRO Radio’s The Candy, Mike and Todd Show, What Makes Tech Creepy? GUEST: UW Professor Jason Yip. The show is also available on Apple Podcasts.
Maria Garrido and Chris Rothschild of TASCHA (Technology and Social Change group) will lead a workshop in partnership with Kemly Camacho, the director of Sula Batsu Cooperative in Costa Rica, that explores ways in which public libraries can support building data-related skills for women to facilitate their civic participation. The presentation will take place at the Next Library conference in Aarhus, Denmark.
Jochen Scholl was reappointed as chair of the “Best Papers” Awards Committee for ISCRAM 2019: 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. He was also re-elected to the organization’s Board for another two-year term ending in 2021. He serves as Chair of ISCRAM’s Liaison Committee and as a member of the ISCRAM Membership committee. The conference was held at the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia in Valencia, Spain.
Jochen Scholl launched the Disaster Information Reference Library (DIRL) for studies at the intersection of disaster response/recovery, information, and information technologies. DIRL version 1.5, released in May, now contains 2,533 references of peer-reviewed academic publications.
Alexis Hiniker and Jason Yip were interviewed on KIRO Radio’s Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross show in the segment Alexis Hiniker and Jason Yip: Kids Find Technology Creepy. This is continued coverage from the UW New story Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as ‘creepy’, which was based on their 2019 CHI paper Laughing is Scary, but Farting is Cute: A Conceptual Model of Children’s Perspectives of Creepy Technologies.
Jason Yip was awarded $68,833 in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant titled, “Pilot mobile-wearable just-in-time adaptive intervention (JITAI) for sun safety among children.” He will work with Principal Investigator Jim Huh from the University of Southern California (USC) on this research grant that was awarded a total of $261,678.
Anna Lauren Hoffmann's paper "Where Fairness Fails: Data, Algorithms, and the Limits of Antidiscrimination Discourse" has been published with Information, Communication, and Society.
Jaime Snyder presented an invited lecture to the Data Analytics group at University College Dublin in Ireland titled, "Obstacles to Empathy: Visually Encoding Personal Data for Vulnerable Populations."
Hans Jochen Scholl had the paper "Regulation as Both Enabler of Technology Use and Global Competitive Tool: The Case of Gibraltar” accepted to Government Information Quarterly, which is the leading journal in Digital Government. The manuscript was co-authored with Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar, full professor at the University of Granada, Spain.
The iSchool’s TASCHA (Technology and Social Change group) has all of the following to share:
- Stacey Wedlake, TASCHA (Technology and Social Change) Research Coordinator & Analyst, participated on a panel about the City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Initiative, along with David Keyes, Steven Maheshwary, and Marcellus Turner. The panel took place at Seattle Pacific University and the student newspaper, The Falcon, wrote about it in the article, Discussing access to technology.
- Chris Jowaisas and Jason Young, Senior Research Scientists, will give a presentation on the Advancing Library Visibility in Africa project at the 3rd African Library & Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA) Conference & 5th African Library Summit.
- Bree Norlander, Research Scientist, along with Nicholas Weber will present the paper, “Open Data Publishing by Public Libraries” at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.
- Finally, two years after the release of the Development and Access to Information 2017 report, the second Development and Access to Information (DA2i) report will be formally launched at the Forum of Ministers and Secretaries of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean and presented at the IFLA President’s Meeting 2019. The report was produced in partnership by TASCHA and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Maria Garrido, Principal Research Scientist, has the honor of presenting the first chapter of the report.
GeekWire covered Alexis Hiniker’s and Jason Yip’s CHI papers in the following articles:
- Alexis Hiniker: Univ. of Washington studies compulsive phone use: what triggers us to look and what makes us stop.