Author Archives: Miriam

Thinking about Precious Knowledge (the film)

Last Thursday the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) screened the film Precious Knowledge.  This film focuses on the Mexican American Studies Program (MASP) at Tucson High School during its final year before Arizona

Thinking about Precious Knowledge (the film)

Last Thursday the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) screened the film Precious Knowledge.  This film focuses on the Mexican American Studies Program (MASP) at Tucson High School during its final year before Arizona

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Uncanny valley- coming soon to an airport near you!

As you may well know following this blog, my current research explores anthropomorphized virtual agent (AVA) technologies, in other words computer programs and interfaces designed with human features, characteristics and traits.  These technologies are increasingly integrated into customer service platforms,

AVA- airportONE

Uncanny valley- coming soon to an airport near you!

As you may well know following this blog, my current research explores anthropomorphized virtual agent (AVA) technologies, in other words computer programs and interfaces designed with human features, characteristics and traits.  These technologies are increasingly integrated into customer service platforms,

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CFP Futures Past: Design and the Machine

Futures Past: Design and the Machine 21-23 November 2013, MIT In 1960, the readers of the IRE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics encountered J.C.R. Licklider speculating on the future. “The hope,” he contended, “is that, in not too many

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CFP Futures Past: Design and the Machine

Futures Past: Design and the Machine 21-23 November 2013, MIT In 1960, the readers of the IRE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics encountered J.C.R. Licklider speculating on the future. “The hope,” he contended, “is that, in not too many

Thinking about “small data”

I have been seeing an increase in references to “big data” in the numerous listservs, calls for papers, conference topics, and job descriptions that fill my email inbox.   “Big data” is an umbrella term often used to describe data sets

Thinking about “small data”

I have been seeing an increase in references to “big data” in the numerous listservs, calls for papers, conference topics, and job descriptions that fill my email inbox.   “Big data” is an umbrella term often used to describe data sets

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CFP: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

IAMCR 2013 – Call for Proposals – Deadline 28 January The International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2013 IAMCR conference to be held from 25 to 29 June,

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CFP: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

IAMCR 2013 – Call for Proposals – Deadline 28 January The International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2013 IAMCR conference to be held from 25 to 29 June,

CFP: The Dark Side of Digital Conference

CFP: The Dark Side of the Digital Conference The Dark Side of the Digital Conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (UW-Milwaukee, May 2-4, 2013) At least since the 1980s, the digital has been the occasion for enthusiastic, often

CFP: The Dark Side of Digital Conference

CFP: The Dark Side of the Digital Conference The Dark Side of the Digital Conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (UW-Milwaukee, May 2-4, 2013) At least since the 1980s, the digital has been the occasion for enthusiastic, often

CFP: Theorizing the Web 2013

Friday, March 1st & Saturday, March 2nd The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY #TtW13 Deadline for Abstracts: Sunday, January 6th Call for Papers: Society has been infiltrated by new digital technologies with potentially profound consequences. It

CFP: Theorizing the Web 2013

Friday, March 1st & Saturday, March 2nd The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY #TtW13 Deadline for Abstracts: Sunday, January 6th Call for Papers: Society has been infiltrated by new digital technologies with potentially profound consequences. It

David Harvey on Rebel Cities and Revolution

David Harvey was at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign yesterday to give the  Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities “Revolution” Theme Lecture. Harvey’s lecture was a meditation on three interconnected themes: Capital Accumulation Urbanization The people who live in

David Harvey on Rebel Cities and Revolution

David Harvey was at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign yesterday to give the  Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities “Revolution” Theme Lecture. Harvey’s lecture was a meditation on three interconnected themes: Capital Accumulation Urbanization The people who live in

HASTAC scholars

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) is a consortium of interdisciplinary scholars including humanists, social scientists, scientists, and engineers who share knowledge around new media, digital technologies, and critical perspectives in the information age.  I can’t say

HASTAC scholars

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) is a consortium of interdisciplinary scholars including humanists, social scientists, scientists, and engineers who share knowledge around new media, digital technologies, and critical perspectives in the information age.  I can’t say

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Scripto, the community transcription tool

I am really pleased to see so many innovative research tools being created and supported.  I saw “Scripto” posted by friend on Facebook last week and wanted to share it through my various networks. From the Scripto Site: Scripto opens

Scripto Logo

Scripto, the community transcription tool

I am really pleased to see so many innovative research tools being created and supported.  I saw “Scripto” posted by friend on Facebook last week and wanted to share it through my various networks. From the Scripto Site: Scripto opens