Instead of typing your password, in the future you may only have to think your password. A new School of Information study explores the feasibility of brainwave-based computer authentication as a substitute for passwords.
How can students work together in the new generation of online courses? And how can online systems support and encourage peer learning? A new School of Information research project aims to answer these questions and more.
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.
Ph.D. students Megan Finn, Elisa Oreglia, Stuart Geiger, Christo Sims, and Bob Bell present their research on technology circulation in China, information dissemination for humanitarian relief efforts, online communities in physical space, gender and identity in digital youth culture, and African entrepreneurship, in at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science.
A new blog, “Ethnography Matters,” was launched this week by assistant professor Jenna Burrell and I School alumnae Heather Ford and Rachelle Annechino (MIMS ’11). The blog will focus on ethnography and technology, with practical advice for practicing ethnographers and other technology researchers.
Recent studies show that Wikipedia is predominantly written by men. Now a team of I School researchers is looking under the surface of the gender gap, exploring differences in the type and size of the Wikipedia updates made by men and women.