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Monthly Archives: March 2014

My Day as a Data Dealer

A while back I stumbled upon a browser game which in some ways could be considered an attempt to gamify privacy literacy. Gamification in the context of surveillance usually means the exploitation of the pleasures of play in order to collect and sell data, i.e. in fitness or productivity apps. In a somewhat similar vein, a group of […]

Viewing the World through Technology’s Eyes

Overlooking a recent technology article on BBC news (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24332358), I read about how a Japanese research lab is developing a system to allow users (via augemnted reality) to be able to see the translation of writing in the environment. Naturally, its intended application is to allowing users to see the their foreign surroundings in a […]

Health Data Exploration report published

The final report from the Health Data Exploration project has been published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation! Three EVOKE members – Dr. Matthew Bietz, Dr. Judith Gregory, and Dr. Scout Calvert – collaborated with researchers at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UCSD (Kevin Patrick, PI) to conduct the research […]

Cory Knobel receives iConference 2014 best paper award

Dr. Cory Knobel, executive director of the EVOKE Lab & Studio, received the Lee Dirks Memorial Award for best paper at the 2014 iConference, held in Berlin, Germany on March 4-7, along with co-authors Dr. Leanne Bowler and Eleanor Mattern of the University of Pittsburgh iSchool. The paper, Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based […]

Bowker co-organizing White House OSTP Conference on Big Data and Privacy

Dr. Geoffrey C. Bowker, scientific director of the EVOKE Lab & Studio and UCI professor of informatics, will be co-organizing a national panel sponsored by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and the Data & Society Research Institute.on March 17 at NYU with collaborators Helen Nissenbaum (NYU), danah boyd (Microsoft Research/Data & […]