News Category: interviews

How We've Adapted Our Reading Habits to Fit Our Screens

Sept. 2, 2015

Dean Andrew Dillon is featured in a Texas Standard interview on deep reading.

“Where once we were engaged with full multi-paged documents, we’re now increasingly occupied and spending time with short-form, few paragraph-long articles from which we flip from one to the other very, very quickly,” he says.

“All new technologies come with a certain element of doom-gloom and the end of civilization associated with it,” Dillon admits.

Andrew Dillon Interviewed on China Radio International

April 24, 2015

Over the last 20 years, April 23rd has been known as World Book Day, a yearly event organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

 

There is one famous quotation from the well-known Russian writer Maxim Gorky that books are the stepping stones for humans. Today, however, these stepping stones are nowhere near appealing to everyone.

 

According to a Chinese think tank that focuses on the publishing industry, close to 40% of the people in the developed world hardly do any reading.

 

UT iSchool Welcomes New Faculty Member Byron Wallace

June 12, 2014

The UT iSchool is pleased to welcome Byron Wallace, who will be joining us this fall as an assistant professor. His research interests are in data mining/machine learning and natural language processing, with an emphasis on applications in health. Byron is presently a research assistant professor at Brown University, where he is based in the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice and is also affiliated with the Brown Laboratory for Linguistic and Information Processing (BLLIP) in computer science.

Where in the World is Randolph Gaujot?

Dec. 10, 2013

Have you noticed that Dr. Bias has been gone since June 1? (If you have not noticed, please don't tell him.) Randolph has been off on a Faculty Research Assignment at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC). With his time there about up, we asked him to share with us how his experience has been.

Sam Burns: So, what have you been doing in Pensacola, mostly just fishing and sunbathing?

Randolph Bias: Yep, that's all.

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