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Wednesday, February 7 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Gender Issues SIG: Is What you See What You Get? (Fake news and gender issues: Gender in visual image cataloging)

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This session provides a gendered lens on the media universe.
“Fake News and Gender Issues”
Dr. Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach
Fake news is a hot topic, but the gendered aspects of it have not been as actively examined. Nevertheless,  throughout the process of creating, disseminating, accessing, and using fake news has gender implications. This presentation addresses these issues, and provides several strategies for teaching and promoting news/media literacy. 
 
“I Can See Queerly Now”: Reconsidering Gender in Visual Image Cataloging and
Information Organization Pedagogy
Travis L. Wagner; The University of South Carolina
This paper explores the complexities of visual image cataloging during an increased move towards machine learning and information organization. By focusing directly on the idea of the semantic gap as it pertains to what is teachable and knowable by computers, the paper offers a cautionary approach to the ‘knowability’ of identity-based ways of being. The paper concludes by imaging research, which can help to show the complicated perceptions of gender encountered by catalogers to better understand whether or not the practice of gendering is a social act preceding cataloging standards, or if the aforementioned histories of essentializing gender within knowledge organization have stifled such potentials for interpretation.


Wednesday February 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cotton Creek I

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