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The electronic book industry is booming, but so are complaints about the current e-book publishing system. Now a group of I School students is developing a next-generation open-source, cross-platform framework for the electronic books of the future.
Three faculty and students from the School of Information are presenting this week at the 5th annual Intelligent Content Conference in San Francisco.
A report on mobile privacy released this morning by the Federal Trade Commission incorporates a number of recommendations from Ph.D. student Jennifer King. King is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the School of Information, where she studies online privacy and how people make their privacy decisions.
New courses at the School of Information teach how to design successful video games, skills for prototyping user interfaces, the future of digital humanities, how political activism has changed in the age of Twitter and Facebook, and much more.
Whether it's explicitly mentioned or not, the Big Data phenomenon has been all over the news. It's responsible for a lot of our anxieties about intrusions on our privacy, whether from the government's anti-terrorist data sweeps or the ads that track us as we wander around the Web. It has even turned statistics into a sexy major. So if you haven't heard the phrase yet, there's still time.
The smart cup prototype logs your daily beverage consumption automatically and invisibly. Users define their own goals and targets, either to increase their water intake or to limit their caffeine or soda consumption; it can even send an alert when you hit your daily caffeine limit.
Adjunct professor Xiao Qiang documents the spread of subversive online wordplay and its implications for China’s sense of national identity and political future.
Social media researcher danah boyd is joining the School of Information Advisory Board. Dr. boyd is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, a leading scholar of the online lives of today’s youth, and a 2008 alumna of the I School.