Reader Positions Open for ISF 100J

Course: ISF 100JCourse Title: The Social Life of Computing Instructor: Shreeharsh KelkarTime: TuTh 9:30-11AMRoom: 212 Wheeler We live in a time which some characterize as the “second machine age” of automation, artificial intelligence, and big data.  This course introduces students to the technical, social, business, and political entanglements of computing from its late 19th century origins to the 21st century software industry.  The topics covered include the intersections of computing with: calculation, capitalism, intelligence, gender, work, automation, and expertise.  It satisfies the social and behavioral sciences breadth requirement as well as the Human Contexts and Ethics requirement of Berkeley’s Data Science major. We require two readers for this course, preferably someone who is familiar with the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and the social studies of computing/information.  The reader will be expected to attend lectures and supervise the active learning activities with the instructor, grade three essay assignments (1000-2000 words each), and make sure that the weekly […]

ISF Application / Information Session Workshops

Meet with ISF advisors In-Person or via Zoom to discuss the ISF major and to answer questions about the major application and the major declaration process. Friday, Feb. 18th, 1-2PM (ZOOM) – RSVP hereTuesday, Feb. 22nd, 11:15AM-12:15PM (In-Person) – RSVP hereThursday, March 3, 11:15-12:15 (In-Person) RSVP hereMonday, March 7, 2:45 p.m – 3:45 p.m. (ZOOM) – RSVP here