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Information Changes Everything: The Podcast

Information Changes Everything: The Podcast

News and research from the world of information science, presented by the University of Michigan School of Information.

Information Changes Everything: The Podcast. Lise Vesterlund, Professor, University of Pittsburg. News and Research from the world of information science. UMSI logo.

409: Lise Vesterlund exposes the invisible labor holding women back

07/16/2024

In this episode, we hear from economist and professor Lise Vesterlund, who examines why women in the workforce are disproportionately asked to perform “non-promotable work.” This work, often essential yet undervalued, leaves women overcommitted and underutilized in their careers. 

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Information Changes Everything: The Podcast. Karandeep Singh, Associate professor, UMSI and Michigan Medical School & Associate CMIO for artificial intelligence, Michigan Medicine. News and research from the world of information science.

408: Anticipating AI failures in healthcare with Dr. Karandeep Singh

07/09/2024

In this episode, Dr. Karandeep Singh, a leader in machine learning within health systems, discusses the common challenges and failures in AI model implementation in health care. Using real-world examples, Dr. Singh addresses issues such as reproducibility, transportability and intervention efficacy. He offers insights on anticipating these challenges, estimating their impact, and designing better interventions to improve patient care.

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Information Changes Everything: The Podcast. Beth Patin, Assistant professor, Syracuse University. News and Research from the world of information science. UMSI logo.

407: Transforming libraries, archives, and museums to fight epistemicide with Beth Patin

07/02/2024

In this episode, Beth Patin, an assistant professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, looks into the transformative potential of libraries, archives and museums in combating epistemicide. Through compelling case studies and historical analysis, Patin discusses the profound impact of epistemicide on individuals, communities and societies, and emphasizes the urgent need for action. 

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Information Changes Everything: The Podcast. Xuan Lu, research fellow, University of Michigan School of Information. News and research from the world of information science.

406: Enhancing remote work sustainability through human-centered data science with Xuan Lu

06/25/2024

In this episode, we look at the shift from in-person workplaces to remote work. UMSI research fellow Xuan Lu shares a human-centered data science approach to improving the sustainability of remote workers and teams. 

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Information Changes Everything: The Podcast. Florian Schaub, associate professor, University of Michigan School of Information. News and research from the world of information science.

405: “Is technology killing privacy?” with Florian Schaub

06/18/2024

In this episode, we hear from Florian Schaub, an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and the U-M College of Engineering. Schaub discusses the intricate relationship between privacy and technology, focusing on how companies like Google and Facebook track user actions and the implications of this data collection on our daily lives. He also explores potential solutions to better inform and protect consumers. 

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Information Changes Everything: The Podcast. Paul Woods, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Edenspiekermann. News and research from the world of information science.

404: Paul Woods on designing the future of automotive UX

06/11/2024

In this episode, we hear from Paul Woods, an award-winning designer, author and the former CEO of the global design agency Edenspiekermann. Woods shares his insights on why automotive user experience (UX) is one of the most exciting areas for designers today. He discusses his journey from public transport enthusiast to a leading figure in automotive tech, emphasizing the importance of user-centric design, rapid prototyping and inclusive design principles. 

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Information changes everything: the podcast. Merve Hickok, Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Information and Founder, AIethicist.org. News and research from the world of information science.

403: The path to global AI regulations with Merve Hickok

06/04/2024

In this episode, we look at the complex world of AI policy and regulations with Merve Hickok. Hickok is a globally renowned expert on AI policy, ethics and governance, and the founder of AIethicist.org. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her roles at the University of Michigan School of Information and the Michigan Institute of Data Science. 

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Information changes everything: the podcast. Emily Drabinski, Associate professor, Queen's College, & President, American Library Association. News and research from the world of Information Science.

402: Critical librarianship in action with ALA president Emily Drabinski

05/28/2024

Critical librarianship interrogates the past, present and future of normative library systems, asking both how they came to be as they are and how they might be made different. Whose ways of knowing are embedded in our cataloging and classification schemes? What stories do our collections tell about what matters in the world? Drabinski addresses these questions in the context of attacks on libraries and librarians across the country.

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Information Changes Everything: The Podcast. Episode 401: How Dr. Medusa uses humor to tackle injustice. A headshot of Dr. Medusa, comedian and satirist. News and research from the world of information science.

401: How Dr. Medusa uses humor to tackle injustice

05/20/2024

In this episode, we hear from prominent content creator Dr. Medusa, who started her journey at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Medusa — whose real name is kept secret for her protection — spoke at the University of Michigan’s Social Media and Society in India symposium, where she shared her inspiration, the challenges she faces, and her creative process in producing satirical videos that comment on India's political landscape. 

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