Sarah Hartman-Caverly MS(LIS), MSIS

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Thought Experiments

Muckraking 2.gonz0: Reframing Alternative Independent Media

Posted by smhartman on November 13, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A lightning-round presentation prepared for ACRL DVC’s fall 2017 program, Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness.

As librarians, we need to take the concept of information warfare seriously; and in the context of information warfare, groupthink is a strategic vulnerability. Second, I reframe contemporary alternative independent media as gonzo muckrakers as a proposed instructional strategy to teach about and with this content. Third, as librarians / information scientists and journalists, I call upon our ethical commitment to conditions of intellectual freedom to critically examine our disciplines’ response and responsibility to ‘fake news’, misinformation and propaganda.

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Bias, bias everywhere and not a stop to think: Triptych for fake news

Posted by smhartman on September 22, 2017 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

As librarians, I’m afraid we’ve gone about the whole ‘fake news’ problem all wrong.


Part 1: News judgment vs. editorial narrative (or, how I learned to stop worrying and love Alex Jones)

Part 2: Bias bias everywhere and not a stop to think: On being a transplant in Trump Country

Part 3: Call it by its true name: Propaganda.  (Before there was 'media literacy' and 'information literacy' there was just good ol' fashioned literacy.)


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There's no such thing as a self-driving car.

Posted by smhartman on September 12, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Passengers of autonomous vehicles are not handing their transportation experience over to the capable armrests of an infallible machine — they’re handing it over to other people.

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Are human autonomy and machine autonomy compatible?

Posted by smhartman on September 12, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The U.S. Department of Defense wants to know.

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