Rural Broadband Economic Development

Rural Broadband Economic Development

by Dr. Sharon Strover Several years ago, I met with many local economic development people throughout various Texas towns. They all said, “I want this town to be attractive enough for my kids to come back here when they want to raise their families.” That was not...
Shiny Things Workshop

Shiny Things Workshop

"Secret Cyborg Social Work Superheroes" by Henry Stokes "Human in the Loop" by Ayat Mohammed "Expertise Hanging in the Balance by Adam Rabinowitz, Gary Kao, Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy, and Richard Ketcham "Data Shaman" by Anne Bowen "IRREDCUIBLE UNCERTAINTY?" by Barry...
Good Systems Disinformation Research Overview

Good Systems Disinformation Research Overview

Photo credit: Rob Dobi, The Globe and Mail Disinformation Research for Good Systems Summary The Internet, with its ubiquitous presence, viral pull and anonymity, can be a central tool for disinformation.  Unfortunately, the economic models of media industries...
ALA Midwinter Meeting 2020

ALA Midwinter Meeting 2020

Dr. Sharon Strover (UT Austin, TIPI) presented on her IMLS Libraries and Disasters research alongside her colleagues Dr. Marcia Mardis (FSU) and Dr. Faye Jones (FSU) on January 26th at 9AM as the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Co-Constructing Disaster...
ICA 2021 Post-conference

ICA 2021 Post-conference

Problems of digital exclusion have traditionally been associated with lack of access to technology. Increasingly digital exclusion also emerges with the active agency of state and corporate institutions using AI, smart city infrastructures, surveillance systems and...
New Disinformation Research

New Disinformation Research

Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election has expanded discussions about the role of misinformation in politics as well as people’s information behavior. While many studies have been conducted to unravel the strategies and impacts of the Russian IRA’s...
New Media in the International Context: Global Fusion 2019

New Media in the International Context: Global Fusion 2019

Organized and hosted by graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film, this year’s Global Fusion Conference took place in Austin, Texas, from Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th, in the Belo Center for New Media....
Shiny Things Workshop

Shiny Things Workshop

2020-02-21 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is so much buzz about artificial intelligence, but what’s real and what’s fiction? In this hands-on session about AI’s effects on science and society, Harvard researcher and artist Sarah Newman will help us...
Disinformation Group Meeting

Disinformation Group Meeting

12:00 p.m. in FAC 402  As part of our Good Systems work, Talia Stroud, Director of the Center for Media Engagement, Mary Neuburger, Chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and Sharon Strover proposed to host monthly “Disinformation Network” meetings to...