- published a book with Latino Center for Health titled, Latinx Experience in Academia: Charting the paths of Latinx faculty at the University of Washington. His book features interviews with 30 Latinx faculty at UW who are being honored for their accomplishments in 2020. Royalties go to scholarships for undocumented students at UW. (PDF)
- in partnership with Bryce Newell and Sara Vannini, published a paper on their work with undocumented migrants and migrant aid organizations at the US-Mexico border in The Information Society titled, “The information practices and politics of migrant-aid work in the US-Mexico borderlands.”
- had a paper accepted to the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) titled, “The failed promise of ICT for development: Aunt Ofelia replies to her letter, twenty years later.” The paper is based on a publication from 20 years ago (Letter to Aunt Ofelia: Seven Proposals for Human Development Using New Information and Communication Technologies) to reflect on the unexpected direction taken by information technologies in ways contrary to human development.
The Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experience (CREATE) launched this week with the support of a $2.5M gift from Microsoft. UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Microsoft President Brad Smith made the announcement at Microsoft’s annual Ability Summit. News about the launch has been shared by Geekwire, Puget Sound Business Journal, The Seattle Times, and UW News. You can read more about CREATE in this iSchool Q&A with Jacob O. Wobbrock (link). Congratulations to co-Directors Jacob O. Wobbrock and Jennifer Mankoff, and to our iSchool Advancement and Communications team on this outstanding achievement!
Emma Spiro, Kate Starbird, and Jevin West were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID grant of $197,538 for their project “How Scientific Data, Knowledge, and Expertise Mobilize in Online Media during the COVID-19 Crisis.”
Alan Borning, Batya Friedman, and Nick Logler published an article in Communications of the ACM titled, “The 'Invisible' Materiality of Information Technology.”
Mina Tari was interviewed by the UW Daily for an article titled, “The ‘model minority myth’ affects Asian and Pacific Islander women in STEM education.”
Meg Young, Mike Katell, and Peaks Krafft through their research collective The Critical Platform Studies Group, released The Algorithmic Equity Toolkit, a set of resources for identifying, anticipating, and questioning public sector automated decision and surveillance technologies. The Algorithmic Equity Toolkit is a collaborative effort that included partnerships with the ACLU of Washington and the Oxford Internet Institute and was launched as a project for the 2019 Data Science for Social Good summer program at the UW eScience Institute.