Future of Information Alliance
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The Future of Information Alliance (FIA) is a campus-wide initiative facilitated by the Office of the Vice President for Research with participation from every academic college and co-directed by Professor Allison Druin, Associate Dean of the iSchool, and Associate Professor Ira Chinoy of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The Alliance will be a catalyst for transdisciplinary dialogue and research on evolving issues related to the role of information in our lives. By identifying shared challenges and encouraging innovative solutions, the Alliance seeks to facilitate a future in which information in all its forms can be an effective resource for everyone.
Future of Information Alliance 2011 Launch Day Five: Science in Our Lives (2011-11-18)This program explored the movement of information generated in realms of scientific expertise across not only disciplinary lines but into the realms of personal life and public policy, where specialized knowledge can have ...
Future of Information Alliance 2011 Launch Day Four: Transparency and Boundaries (2011-11-17)This program explored both the promise and peril of an era in which free-flowing information raises issues of security, privacy, ownership, in which the response of governments has included both improved access and obstacles ...
Future of Information Alliance 2011 Launch Day Three: Creativity and Culture (2011-11-16)This program cast a wide net -- from performance to art to entrepreneurship -- in considering the information-seeking and sharing activities involved in creative endeavors. Faculty members Elahi, Epstein and Wilson Smiley ...
Future of Information Alliance 2011 Launch Day One: Visiting Future-ists (2011-11-14)Presenters at the program were three “Visiting Future-ists”: Dan Russell, Google's "director of user happiness," who leads efforts to improve the effectiveness of web searching and keynote speaker at the campus-wide Future ...