Yolanda Barton was quoted in the GeekWire article, How a VR project documenting Seattle’s music history revealed the risk of a new digital divide. The piece highlights the way she connects Seattle’s tech present to its musically rich past by using virtual and augmented reality for those populations that have not had access to or experienced virtual reality.
Jevin West will give the plenary talk titled, Echo Chambers in Science?, at the Metascience 2019 Symposium: The Emerging Field of Research on the Scientific Process. The conference will take place at Stanford University.
The iSchool’s new Center for an Informed Public was featured in the Built In magazine article, This UW Team Researches How Fake News Spreads — and What We Can Do To Stop It.
Risk consultant Annie Searle has published a third edition of her compact volume of practical advice titled, Advice From A Risk Detective: At Home, At School, At Work, Online and On The Road (Tautegory Press, 2019). Written for the general public with stories based on her own personal experience – from a house fire that destroyed thousands of books to an episode in St. Petersburg where she lost her bearings – she walks the reader through the value of having plans so that risks can be taken with confidence.
Maria Garrido, TASCHA (Technology and Social Change group) Senior Research Scientist, presented the Development and Access to Information 2019 (DA2i) report by IFLA and TASCHA at Redplanes 2019. Redplanes is a network made up of organizations and communities who are responsible for the design and execution of national reading policies and plans, as the member countries of Cerlalc.
Chris Rothschild, TASCHA Senior Research Scientist, is currently leading the UW iSchool and Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Study Abroad Tahiti group. Participants learn about wayfinding through the context of place and identity, with an emphasis on the region’s unique oral storytelling traditions.
Jason Young, TASCHA Senior Research Scientist, is in Peru conducting a pilot study to explore the indigenous Peruvian Maijuna community’s communication needs and desires; the applicability of community networking to their environment; and potential designs for empowering the Maijuna while avoiding some of the downsides of connectivity.