IS 590KI Knowledge Infrastructures

This course will examine how academia, the scientific experiment, bureaucratic administration, databases, and algorithms (and others) continue to shape our understanding of what constitutes information. Particular attention shall be paid to gender, indigenous knowledge practices, and embodiment.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590KI
      Thu, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      THINKING AND DOING: MAKING KNOWLEDGE INFRASTRUCTURES VISIBLE. This seminar features various exercises of thinking and doing as a way to investigate knowledge infrastructures. Through readings and hands-on practice, we will examine how academia, the scientific experiment, bureaucratic administration, databases, and algorithms (and others) continue to shape our understanding of what constitutes information. Particular attention shall be paid to gender, indigenous knowledge practices, and embodiment. In keeping with the topic of the course, the major assignment can be a traditional paper or other performance of thinking and doing. Graduate students in other departments may register with approval; please email your request to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructors
      Jodi Schneider, Bonnie Mak
      CRN
      70442
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).