We are going to close the poll really soon for finding the SCRG next
quarter meeting day and time. Please cast your vote ASAP! SCRG Meetings:
Spring 2017', WhenIsGood Poll <http://whenisgood.net/scrg_spring2017>
If you already have thank you! We will be posting the results this weekend.
Some folks have asked about paper types/topics we read. Papers are drawn
from a variety of disciplines and incorporate lots of approaches but center
on social computing topics. We tend towards shorter papers during the
academic year, such as papers from the CHI or CSCW conferences, and
sometimes longer papers or book chapters in the summer. The ACM Digital
Library is a handy database if you want to explore but please don't feel
that you are limited to that! http://dl.acm.org
*A. M. Majidأميرة ماجد*
PhD student: multi-cultural computing & refugee informatics
Information School, University of Washington Seattle USA
*"...beware of my partisanship, my mistakes of fact, and the
caused by my having seen only one corner of events." **Homage to Catalonia
(1938), **George Orwell*
On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 5:49 PM, Amirah Majid <ami...@uw.edu> wrote:
> The UW Social Computing Reading Group (SCRG) is an interdisciplinary
> reading group welcoming faculty and students from a variety of departments
> including the Information School, HCDE, Communications, and Computer
> Science. We think about social computing from many, sometimes less popular,
> angles. We explore the kinds of research being done and needing to be done.
> If you think about these things we would love for you to join us!
> Each week members select a paper, share it electronically with the list,
> and then we meet to discuss. We approach readings with openness and
> curiosity, though we do not shy away from examining flaws and problematic
> issues of research. The SCRG is dynamic, fun, supportive, and a great way
> to encounter a wide range of social computing literature. This reading
> group is useful for newer scholars as well as seasoned experts.
> The SCRG has been meeting for over six years. Each quarter we use a poll
> to select the best day and time. If you would like to join us please follow
> the link below to the, 'SCRG Meetings: Spring 2017', WhenIsGood Poll
> <http://whenisgood.net/scrg_spring2017> and paint over all the times that
> are good for you. The one hour time with the most votes will become the
> weekly meeting time for spring quarter. Location TBD but will most likely
> be in either Sieg, MGH, or Comm.
> Generally the way reading group works is this:
> 1. Pick a date.
> 2. Pick a reading that is (arguably) something related to Social
> Computing. This is a flexible concept and often the reading is new to all
> of us, including the person who selected it. That can make for as good of
> a discussion as selecting key authors in the field. During the regular
> academic year we generally select shorter conference or journal articles.
> During the summer, when people often have more free time, we sometimes
> tackle longer or more challenging pieces. Occasionally we even discuss a
> film or TV episode, after having independently viewed it.
> 3. Enter the citation with a link in our coordination spreadsheet.
> 4. Send an email, and ideally an attached copy of the paper, about 1 week
> in advance of the session.
> 5. Help lead us in a discussion about the paper. Remember you are in a
> room full of bright, engaged people. Leading the discussion is not the hard
> part, stopping it often is!
> Looking forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks!
> Amirah Majid
> *A. M. Majidأميرة ماجد*
> PhD student: multi-cultural computing & refugee informatics
> Information School, University of Washington Seattle USA
> *"...beware of my partisanship, my mistakes of fact, and the distortion
> caused by my having seen only one corner of events." **Homage to
> Catalonia (1938), **George Orwell*
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