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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.
The organization’s highest honor recognizes Buckland’s “noteworthy contribution to the field of information science.”
Updates on five student projects from the course “Information and Communications Technologies for Social Enterprise” that have already become full-fledged companies serving the developing world — plus a web platform that is just about to to open its doors to the public.
King & Mulligan are included in the third annual “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers” publication, released by the Future of Privacy Forum.