Social & Cultural Studies

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Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Professor of Practice
Alumni (MIMS 2006)
Science and technology studies; computer-supported cooperative work and social computing; education; anthropology; youth technocultures; ideology and inequity; critical data science
Coye Cheshire
Professor
Trust, social exchange, social psychology, and information exchange

Recent Publications

Jun 6, 2016

We analyze the concept videos of Google Glass and Microsoft Hololens, viewing them as design fictions that project a vision about the future of computing. Analyzing these videos along with media articles during the time period after the products were announced but before they were available to the public, we begin to see how people use the videos to imagine different types of futures - including imagining different implications that these technologies might have on privacy.

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Social & Cultural Studies news

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Two I School Ph.D. students, Liza Gak and Seyi Olojo, have been offered the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. Ph.D. student Tonya Nguyen received an honorable mention.

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The School of Information is offering a new class this semester, Antiracism in Technology, open to all I School students.

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Prof. Salehi was awarded $100K from Facebook Research to study how Muslim Americans adopt counter-narratives online, empowering and giving voice to an often denigrated population.

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The sudden need for distance education relates to ongoing research by Prof. Jenna Burrell, Anne Jonas, Prof. Morgan G. Ames, who explore inequality and digitization in educational spaces.

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Associate Professor Jenna Burrell and Ph.D. student Elizabeth Resor Receive Google Faculty Award.

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