The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) Informatics Colloquium Series
Speaker: Mark Ackerman, School of Information, University of Michigan
Where: Luddy 1106
When: Friday, April 20, 2018, 3:00 pm
Topic: Crowdsourcing, Expertise, and Epistemic Communities: Some Recent Studies
Abstract: HCI/CSCW has for many years been interested in using the wisdom of the collective - sometimes the crowd and sometimes other forms of distributed labor. This talk presents some of our recent explorations in how the collective can be harnassed for its distributed expertise (Kurator), how it is now divided into epistemic camps, and how some of those divisions might be dealt with (FIT4 and the Post-Modern Truth Detector).
Bibliography: Mark Ackerman is is the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and a Professor in the School of Information and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has published widely in HCI and CSCW, investigating collaborative information access in online knowledge communities, health, expertise sharing, and collective memory.
Mark is a member of the CHI Academy (HCI Fellow) and an ACM Fellow.
Before becoming an academic, Mark led the development of the first home banking system, had three Billboard Top-10 games for the Atari 2600, and worked on the X Window System's first user-interface widget set.