From Berkeley News
By Anne Brice
For this year’s holiday gifts, look no further than UC Berkeley. Stop by the Lawrence Hall of Science’s Discovery Corner Toy and Bookstore for a Sunprint Kit or create your own tote bag at Moffitt Library’s Makerspace. Give the gift of food by donating to Cal Nourish or pick up a thrifty find at the campus’s ReUSE store. Select a new book by campus experts on current issues or give the gift of wellness with a Greater Good Toolkit. And don’t forget to swing by the Cal Student Store to pick up your favorite Cal gear.
The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death and Legacy of One Laptop per Child (2019) by Morgan Ames, an assistant adjunct professor in the School of Information, examines technological utopianism and its complex consequences.
Fake Photos (2019) by Hany Farid, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and the School of Information, is a guide to techniques for detecting doctored and fake images in photographs and digital media.
Morgan G. Ames is an assistant adjunct professor in the School of Information and interim associate director of research for the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at the University of California, Berkeley.
Hany Farid is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and EECS. He specializes in digital forensics.