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
*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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