IRL researcher Steve Neville spoke with CKNW radio about his research on voice activated technologies. Have a listen here.
IRL director Greg Elmer contributes to PEN Canada’s annual news letter “Infodemic“
Infoscape researchers present at spring 2022 conferences. Steve Neville presented his research on escape room apps at the Surveillance Studies conference in Rotterdam, while IRL collaborator Fen McKelvey (with G. Elmer & G. Langlois) presented a collaborative ‘post-disinformation studies’ project at the International Communication Association in Paris.
The IRL is hosting an informal reading group this summer on media abundance & scarcity. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“I Was Trying to Drag People Into Caring”: Governance, Diversity, and Controversy in Open Technology Projects. In recent years, conflicts over values and practices have emerged in hacking and free/libre and open source (FLOSS) communities, centering around diversity and inclusion. This talk presents ethnographic research on feminist hacking and “diversity” efforts in mainstream hacking, which …