Department Seminars

Every Friday from 2-4 p.m. during the academic year, the department organizes a Friday seminar, for which it typically brings in outside speakers. All seminars are open to anyone who wants to attend, and is followed by a social hour with drinks and snacks. The seminars are an excellent opportunity to be inspired by what others are doing, learn about the state of the art and interact with influential researchers from across the world.

Spring 2018 Schedule:

    • April 6, 2018

      Epistemic Infrastructures, the Instrumental Turn & the Digital Humanities

      James Malazita
      Assistant Professor, Science & Technology Studies, Games & Simulation Arts & Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    • April 13, 2018

      The Ability of Place: Digital Topographies of the Virtual Human on Ethnographia Island

      Tom Boellstorff
      Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

    • April 27, 2018

      Techies for Change: Organizing Through Communication in Public Sector Technology Design

      Andrew Schrock
      Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Communication, Chapman University

    • May 11, 2018

      Routines: How Everyday Activities can Intelligently Inform the Design of Interactive Systems

      Anind K. Dey
      Professor & Dean, Information School, University of Washington
      *Sponsored ISR

    • May 18, 2018

      Thinking Beyond User Needs: Health Apps and Complex Users

      Elizabeth Eikey
      Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Clinical & Translational Science (ICTS), University of California, Irvine

    • June 1, 2018

      The Multiple Times of the Digital: An Archeology of a Microcomputer

      Paul Dourish
      Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics, Associate Dean for Research, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine

    • June 8, 2018

      Google Autocomplete

      Sara Javanmardi
      Senior Software Engineer, Google
      *ISR Research Forum Keynote Speaker

Winter 2018 Videos: