Jul 22, 2020

Ames’ Charisma Machine Wins Book of the Year Award

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has awarded its 2020 Best Information Science Book Award to The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, by School of Information Assistant Adjunct Professor Morgan Ames.


According to the ASIS&T awards jury “The Charisma Machine offers a cautionary tale about the allure of technology hype and the problems that result when utopian dreams drive technology development.” 

“上有五十多年历史和OPLC项目的模型在巴拉圭,揭示的是,笔记本电脑不只是令人沮丧的使用,容易打破七个月的研究,和硬的绘画修复,而且,他们设计的“技术早熟的男孩” -idealized开发商年轻版本的自己,而不是谁是使用它们实际上是孩子们。”

“People are what make education what it is. Learning is social.”
— Morgan Ames

反映意味着教育改革高科技为主导的项目的当前状态, Ames noted“人们仍然倾向于疯狂的乌托邦,从学校完全断开,从地面上的学生和教师的经验完全断开。”要解决这个问题,她建议“不只是涉及当地的演员,但真正定心他们和他们的需求,经验和并发症的发生。”通过思考教育的社会因素,并反映在教师和学生的实际经验,埃姆斯认为,未来的项目中可以找到更多的成功。 “人是什么使教育是什么,”艾姆斯说。 “学习是社会性的。”

On winning the award, Professor Ames said: “I want to extend my deep gratitude to the ASIS&T book award committee for their work during these extraordinary times, as well as to the Information Science community for being such a wonderful intellectual home.”

摩根·埃姆斯是在信息学在皇冠体育平台的大学助理兼职教授,教授数据科学和管理的 Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies 与中心的科学,技术,医学和社会联系。她还参加与 Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Working Group, the Center for Science, Technology, Society and Policy, and the Berkeley Institute of Data Science.

The ASIS&T award’s purpose is to recognize the outstanding book in information science published during the preceding calendar year. The award is given to the authors whose book is judged to have made the most outstanding contribution in the field of information science during the year. Professor Morgan Ames will receive her award at the 2020 meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) which will be held October 23-29, 2020.

Morgan G. Ames
Morgan G. Ames

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July 27, 2020