Thank you for participating the SCRG poll. Further emails related to the reading group will be posted to the group list. If you will be joining us this Spring, Tuesdays 2 - 3 please contact one of the list administrators for an invite to join the Google Group list, https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uw-scrg. We will post updates on location and links to the readings spreadsheets there.
David McDonald: dwmc...@gmail.com Benjamin Mako Hill: makoh...@uw.edu Mark Zachry: markzac...@gmail.com Amirah Majid: ami...@uw.edu Thanks again! Amirah *A. M. Majidأميرة ماجد* PhD student: multi-cultural computing & refugee informatics Information School, University of Washington Seattle USA https://users.resist.ca/~amirah/ *"...beware of my partisanship, my mistakes of fact, and the distortion **inevitably 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. > > http://whenisgood.net/scrg_spring2017 > > > 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 > https://users.resist.ca/~amirah/ > > *"...beware of my partisanship, my mistakes of fact, and the distortion > **inevitably > caused by my having seen only one corner of events." **Homage to > Catalonia (1938), **George Orwell* >
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