Alexis Hiniker has received a 165,000 CHF ($182,000 USD) award from the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program for Designing Digital Assistants for Prosocial Communication. The research fellowship program is open to early- and mid-career researchers from all scholarly disciplines around the world whose work contributes to the development and living conditions of children and youth. The program is highly competitive, with 10-15 fellowships chosen from hundreds of submissions each year. Congratulations, Alexis!
Miranda Belarde-Lewis was featured in the latest UW News roundup of faculty and staff honors: “Faculty/staff honors: Grants received, a top ‘Innovator Under 35’ and a career political science award.”
Anna Lauren Hoffmann:
- was quoted in the LA Times piece "Do you really want Amazon’s new drugstore knowing your medical condition?"
- was an invited speaker at the University of Texas' 2020 Global Analytics Summit on Ethics of AI. She spoke as part of the panel "Technology Determinism and Unethical Technologies."
- "Rawls, Information Technology, and the Sociotechnical Bases of Self-Respect" was recently published as part of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology.
- along with Dykee Gorrell, participated in the Critical Race and Technology workshop hosted by ASU's Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. The invitation-only workshop focused on issues of technology and dominance, with particular attention to the ways whiteness and its intersections with other categories of dominance are replicated in and through technology--and how processes of dominance and subjugation can be disrupted.
UW News published a Q&A with Jin Ha Lee about her research on video game/music fandom communities and how they are a "place of light" during this pandemic.
Michelle H. Martin and J. Elizabeth Mills presented "Black Kids Camp, Too: Children's Literature & Immersive Nature Experiences for Children of Color" at the National Council for Teachers of English 2020 Virtual Conference, as part of a panel entitled, "You Are This Universe: The Impact of Nature on Identity and Narrative."
Chirag Shah published an article in the Journal of Information Science titled, “Investigating information seeking in physical and online environments with escape room and web search.” The article was co-authored with Dongho Choi (Sony PlayStation) and Vivek Singh (Rutgers).
Jacob O. Wobbrock gave the opening keynote at the Third ACM Workshop on Human Factors in Hypertext (HUMAN 2020). HUMAN 2020 is an ongoing workshop that is part of the ACM Hypertext and Social Media conference. His keynote was entitled, “Hypertext, Social Media, and Civic Engagement: How Hypertext is Ruining the World, and Might Just Save It.” His talk abstract can be found here.