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Graduate Immersion Milestone Seminar

Sept. 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - Sept. 30, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hinds Hall & Grant Auditorium


iSchool Seminar Fall 2017: You and the Internet of Things

All on-campus, online, former iSchool students and area practitioners are invited to take part in this three-day event.  This seminar also counts as the required graduate milestone for graduate students in IM, LIS and EDS programs.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a still-emerging global phenomenon that has its roots in how technological innovation and convergence effects social structures at all levels. People and machines have become increasingly interconnected in all aspects of life and this has tremendous implications for how we work and play, as well as the quality and length of our lives.

This weekend immersion seminar explores a number of aspects of the IoT phenomenon and provides an opportunity for students, practitioners, alumni, and researchers to interact on current issues in these areas and address the following questions:

What is the Internet of Things, how did it start and what is its trajectory? How will the Internet of Things affect me, my family, my colleagues, and my friends? How will the Internet of Things affect how I work, play, travel, and socialize? What are the security and privacy concerns for the Internet of Things? What are the important industry/government disruptions that the Internet of Things will bring? How can I best present myself in a world where everyone and everything is connected?

Runs Friday, September 29 - Sunday October 1.


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