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12 days ago
The recent mass shooting in New Zealand reignited a discussion about how companies remove inappropriate content. The New Zealand shooter broadcasted the shooting via Facebook live. Since Vialougues users upload a range of videos, I explored how big tech companies deal inappropriate content and their mechanism for removing it from their sites.Here are my findings:Inappropriate content may include:Words or images that personally attack, humiliate or defame an individualContent that threatens, discriminates, and hara...
Marshall Breeding provided an overview of software trends in libraries across the globe in last year's Library Systems Report from American Libraries. A 2019 systems report is expected in early May. In his report, Breeding notes that more academic libraries are moving away from traditional Integrated Library Systems (ILS), and towards new modular products provided by Library Service Platfor...
I was recently invited by Marc Lesser, the Chief Learning Officer at Mouse.org, to chat about some New Learning Times stories on his podcast No Such Thing: K12 Education in the Digital Age. We talked about: VR research, AI chatbots, coding games, fake news, and whimsy!Thanks to the publishing team for writing these excellent stories—it was a delight to share them with Marc's listeners!
With the growing interest in ways that new technologies can carry biases of one sort or another, we might want to consider the bias inherent in library cataloging. A recent piece in CityLab by Amanda Ros calls attention to the issue of bias in cataloging. Note that she advises patrons to consult with a librarian if they encounter difficulty finding items th...
a month ago
Thank you all for an amazing year and a half at the 'Lab. You are all such treasures and it has been an incredible work experience to have shared with you. I may never know how the Millennials vs Gen Z conversation ends, or what makes the cut for the upcoming design event, or if the character Veronica will end up in a fulfilling life path. I shall always wonder. I am still in New York so please keep in touch. You can reach me at angelaperrone@gmail.com or follow my dog Francis at @francisthepoodle on insta (as far as I know he is not on snapchat or pinterest).
We're forecasting producing 88 events in the Smith Learning Theater this year, and some of those events will be multi-day (even week-long) events. That's a result of our current staffing, and our experience of producing 2 events on average per week.* Why not more? I'm glad you asked.Production RolesMalik is currently our only full-time staff member with a majority of his time on producing theater events. "Production" in this case is a mix of communication with our...
a month ago
I would like to check out an iRobot Roomba, bubble machine, karaoke machine, and popcorn machine.(Illustrated by Brian Mead. Read mo...
a month ago
Here is an interesting thesis by Alexandra Christine Nelson on a different kind of Library of Things (L.o.T) that is not like the one about checking out cool things. Nelson proposes the L.o.T model, a play on I.o.T., that "aims to reconceptualize the public library’s role in cities by ...
2 months ago
No more need to worry about getting kicked in the face-- you're much more likely to get a lance to the gut now. It's Showtime NYC!, the busking dance group that's riled up subway riders for years, has moved onto a more spacious and visible platform: the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Costumed in authentic replicas of the medieval knight armor on display at the museum, the performers engage in "hip hop battles" that showcase, through movement, how these pieces may have looked during a real battle.
2 months ago
Really cool experience design combining with M.C.Escher's artworks happening now, including workshops and school trips. https://www.eschernyc.com/https://www.instagram.com/eschernyc/