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Title:Information aspects of cultural and political divisions: CS/IS iSchools and Bishop's big sort
Author(s):Turner, Deborah; Bowker, Geoffrey; Heidorn, Bryan; Rosenbaum, Howard
Subject(s):information science--forecasts and trends
information interaction
community informatics
applied philosophy of information
Abstract:Increasing concern focuses on how Americans self-sort—choosing to live, socialize, worship, and more with like-minded people. The ways in which people interact with information, among other dynamics, may perpetuate this self-sorting. Although much discussion describes the damaging nature of the sorting, minimal ideas for reversing it have emerged. An international ambassador concerned with the trend recently became aware of information schools with computer science programs and challenged affiliates with programs thusly combined to find ways to reverse the trend. In this provocative Session of Interaction and Engagement, scholars from CS/IS iSchools will lead participants in meeting that challenge. After viewing the challenge, attendees will use an audience participation system to react to initial ideas presented by the authors. A final large group discussion will focus on how CS/IS and all iSchools can contribute to ongoing dialog about complex social tendencies, like self-sorting.
Issue Date:2016-03-15
Citation Info:NA
Series/Report:IConference 2016 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-08

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