INLS385-002 Spring 2020


Continuing the thought from the previous session, how does an increase in personal productivity translate to an increase in organizational productivity?

Watch this TED talk and ask yourself who the speaker is.

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Read to prepare yourselves for session 25

pipe organ at Royal Festival Hall, from The Guardian
  1. Why Technology Is Key To Building A Destination Workplace , Forbes, 30 May 2018
  2. 5 Ways to Use Technology to Improve Workplace Productivity, Technology Advice, 17 December 2017
  3. Designing work environments for digital well-being, Deloitte, 16 Apr 2018

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You don't have to read these unless you wish to, but we might touch upon them in conversation

light installation in Taiyuan, China, from The Guardian
  1. Cabrera, A., Cabrera, E. F., & Barajas, S. The key role of organizational culture in a multi-system view of technology-driven change. International Journal of Information Management, 21, 3, 245-261 (January 01, 2001).
  2. Carr, Nicholas G. "Hbr at Large - IT Doesn't Matter." Harvard Business Review. (2003): 41.
  3. Sako, Mari. "Technology Strategy and Management: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work" Communications of the ACM | VOL. 63 | NO. 4. (April 2020): 25-27.
  4. Alan Rubel and Kyle M.L. Jones. "Computing Ethics: The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance" Communications of the ACM | VOL. 63 | NO. 4. (April 2020): 22-24.

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things we'll talk about

slides for session 26

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something to take away

Red Baraat and the Brooklyn Public Library

We at NPR Music leave a lot of variables out in the wild when we make Field Recordings. That's especially true when we commission new music for the annual Make Music New York festival, as we have for three years.
Since we're not using a traditional stage and people are roaming around, we don't know exactly what the performance will sound like (though we're lucky to work with fantastic engineering colleagues). It's always held outdoors, and we can't be sure what the weather will be.
And in two of these three years - the first and this one - we've flung the doors open and invited anyone who wanted to perform to come play alongside professionals. Pretty risky, right?
But what we've found, and what is so incredibly gratifying, is that amazingly talented and generous people join in - this year, about 350 of them on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library. With a new piece by Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, the beat and the heart were there already, but the spirit burst to life when all those musicians came out to play.
Credits: Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Saidah Blount, Anastasia Tsioulcas; Audio Engineers: Kevin Wait, Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Mito Habe-Evans, Colin Marshall, Christopher Parks, Maya Sharpe, A.J. Wilhelm, Marina Zarya; Special Thanks: Make Music New York, Brooklyn Public Library, Red Baraat, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund, our many volunteers and all the participating musicians; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann

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