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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. 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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