Hogle, Ossario, Saha and Nelson win Inaugural Thematic Cluster Grant

The Holtz Center congratulates Linda Hogle, Pilar Ossario, Kris Saha and Nicole Nelson  on winning its inaugural thematic cluster grant for their cluster entitled “Disclosing and Enclosing Knowledge: The Paradoxes of Information Flow in Knowledge Communities.  The cluster will investigate the paradoxes of information flow through the lens of enclosures and disclosures; that is, the way information is restricted, contained, leaked, revealed, amplified in particular ways in some domains while receding in others, made more interoperable to flow to flow across boundaries, makes social statements by being framed as “open science,” is diverted for use in another context, and other wise moves across domains.  The information may itself have scientific or technological, scientific and organizations innovations (e.g. data sharing of biorepository information), or may involve technological, scientific and organizations innovations (e.g. data mining of consumer transactions or medical records, surveillance technologies) which create particular forms of knowledge and move information in or out of visibility.

The cluster runs through 2016, and the program plans include speakers, a symposium and a summer school, some of which will be presented in collaboration with the Morgridge Institute for Research.    Stay tuned for additional information, links and videos.  For more information, please contact Linda Hogle at lfhogle@wisc.edu.