INLS777-001 Fall 2022

Perspectives on information, technology and people

01 November 2022  1230-1345

② watch presenter in Sakai calendar

Think about how this relates to the reading

It's long, but be patient and watch it all. Look at the bio of the presenter to understand the context of what he is saying.

Daniel Russell is the Uber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness in Mountain View. He earned his PhD in computer science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence until he realized that magnifying and understanding human intelligence was his real passion. Twenty years ago he foreswore AI in favor of HI, and enjoys teaching, learning, running and music, preferably all in one day. He has worked at Xerox PARC before it was, was in the Advanced Technology Group at Apple where he wrote the first 100 web pages for using SimpleText. He has also worked at IBM and briefly at a startup that developed tablet computers before the iPad.
He is also a member of the SILS Board of Visitors

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③ read presenter in Sakai calendar

What are some thoughts on how to design to find things?

Hearst, Marti. The Design of Search User Interfaces. In Search User Interfaces. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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④ ponder presenter in Sakai calendar

Then evaluate how well SILS has designed its public facing website

No readings - just informed discussion

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⑤ listen presenter in Sakai calendar

Como la Cigarra

Mercedes Sosa was both a singer and a political force as one of the prime figures in the Nueva Canción (or Nueva Trova) movement. Her entry in seems to be written by a compatriot, and an obit in The Telegraph speaks a bit of her importance.

Mercedes Sosa, who has died aged 74, was the most renowned Latin-American singer of her generation; she was known as "La Negra" for her long, jet-black hair, and as "the voice of the voiceless ones", for her performances of songs which championed the rights of the poor.

Though not known as a songwriter, she was an unrivalled interpreter of works by her compatriot, the Argentinian Atahualpa Yupanqui, and Chile's Violeta Parra, both icons of the region's nueva canción movement towards the end of the 1960s, whose work often spoke of the struggle for human rights and democracy.

As a figurehead of the Left in her own right, Mercedes Sosa fell foul of the military junta that ruled her nation between 1976 and 1983 ... the object of state surveillance and intimidation by the "Triple A" death squad. At a concert in La Plata in 1979, she and her entire audience of 200 university students were arrested and detained. Although she was released as a result of international condemnation, the incident forced her into exile ...

The song was written by María Elena Walsh.

By the way, he is on one of the keyboards.

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⑥ an unanswered question

Finally, at least one time per session, you all are offered the opportunity to put me on the spot.

What is the "one big question" that the readings posed, but did not answer?

If I can't come up with an answer immediately, I will research it and have it for you at the subsequent session.

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