Reading Group

The program schedule will serve as the reading list for the Spring semester. Each session will consist of group discussion of the core materials. You may also choose to explore the optional materials, which may be discussed during the sessions. Supplemental materials are intended to build on the topics addressed in this program but will not be discussed. Please keep in mind that this program is meant to be self-directed – you may choose to skim, skip, or supplement these readings as needed.

This reading list is by no means comprehensive and is intended to serve as an entry point to the topic of AI in information seeking and discovery. Additional materials will be added to the Further Reading page for those who would like to continue to engage in this topic.

Session 1: Tuesday, February 9, 4PM

Theme: Context

Core:

Optional:

Supplemental:

Session 2: Wednesday, February 24, 12:00 PM

Theme: System Design

Core:

Optional:

Supplemental:

Session 3: Tuesday, March 9, 4PM

Theme: Data

Core:

  • Klein, Lauren F., and Catherine D’Ignazio. “What Gets Counted Counts.” In Data Feminism, 97–124. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2020.
  • Taylor, Linnet, Gargi Sharma, Aaron Martin, and Shazade Jameson. “Introduction: What Does the COVID-19 Response Mean for Global Data Justice?” In Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives, 8–19. London: Meatspace Press, 2020. Additionally, select one Dispatch from a country of your choosing.

Optional:

  • D’Ignazio, Catherine, and Lauren F. Klein. “Data Feminism.” Just Infrastructures Speaker Series, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 24, 2021.
  • Data 4 Black Lives. 2020. https://d4bl.org/.
  • Data & Society. “Data & Society Research.” https://datasociety.net/research/. Pick one report to review.

Supplemental:

Session 4: Wednesday, March 31, 12 PM

Theme: Curation

Core:

Optional:

Supplemental:

Session 5: Tuesday, April 20, 4PM

Theme: Classification

Core:

Optional:

  • Noble, Safiya Umoja, Ruha Benjamin, André L. Brock, and Charlton McIlwain. “Anti-Blackness & Technology.” University of California at Santa Barbara, November 18, 2020. (webinar)
  • Baron, Jill E., and Sawyer Broadley. Change the Subject. Dartmouth Digital Library Program, 2019. (film)

Supplemental:

Session 6: Wednesday, May 5, 12 PM

Theme: Discovery

Core:

Optional:

Supplemental: