IAMCR 2013 update

I am delighted to call IAMCR 2013 in Dublin a success!  Our panel, Free speech, visual discourses and the invisible, included panelists Sarah T. Roberts, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University, Ergin Bulut,

IAMCR 2013 update

I am delighted to call IAMCR 2013 in Dublin a success!  Our panel, Free speech, visual discourses and the invisible, included panelists Sarah T. Roberts, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University, Ergin Bulut,

Transition: Joining the Faculty of SLIS at the University of Alabama

I am delighted to share the news that I will be joining the faculty of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama this fall.  I am excited to join this community, and want to thank

Transition: Joining the Faculty of SLIS at the University of Alabama

I am delighted to share the news that I will be joining the faculty of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama this fall.  I am excited to join this community, and want to thank

CFP: iConference 2014, Berlin

Breaking down Walls | Culture, Context, Computing Location: Berlin, Germany Date: 4 – 7 March, 2014 Host: Berlin School of Library and Information Science Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Program: Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen Call for

CFP: iConference 2014, Berlin

Breaking down Walls | Culture, Context, Computing Location: Berlin, Germany Date: 4 – 7 March, 2014 Host: Berlin School of Library and Information Science Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Program: Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen Call for

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

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,

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,

machine brain

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

machine brain

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