Critical Making for AI Literacy

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Paper

Start Date/Time (EDT)

19-7-2024 4:45 PM

End Date/Time (EDT)

19-7-2024 5:45 PM

Location

Algorithms & Imaginaries

Abstract

How can AI Literacy be integrated into a higher education library setting? This presentation highlights the collaborative efforts at the UPenn Libraries to promote critical AI knowledge and possible usage as an extension of a library's role in information literacy. This includes an overview of ongoing workshop series such as "Creative Writing Prompt Battle-Off: How & When to Use GPTs", "Multidisciplinary Code & Transdisciplinary Futures of AI", "Student Debates on Gender, Labor, Activism, & Technology", and "Understanding AI through Games". These dynamic sessions in the AI Literacy Interest Group involve partnerships with various campus organizations such as Kelly Writer's House, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Data-Driven Discovery Initiative, as well as departments within the library including Kislak Special Collections and Education Commons Makerspace. The goal of these efforts is to make AI literacy accessible and relevant across different fields and knowledge levels. Session materials include zines, a Large Language Model card game, a text prediction game, primary sources documents, and a participatory data visualization project using a loom. The focus is on bringing creativity, play, and interactivity to complex issues in the realm of AI.

Bio

Jajwalya "Jaj" Karajgikar (M.S.) is the Applied Data Science Librarian at University of Pennsylvania. She helps researchers with their multidisciplinary & multilingual data projects in the form of consultations, collaborations, & conceptual ethical considerations. Her current focus is computational community building efforts on Critical AI Literacy. She makes the most of the tuition benefits at Penn by taking transdisciplinary courses every semester where she manages to weasel in a Digital Humanities project each time. She is currently the co-chair for DH24 conference in the service of the DH community that has given her her life’s calling and sense of belonging. Jaj adores living in Philadelphia, not least because she refers to herself as a "Librarian by day, Museum care-taker by night" referring to the house built in 1878 with many original details intact, that she calls home.

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Jul 19th, 4:45 PM Jul 19th, 5:45 PM

Critical Making for AI Literacy

Algorithms & Imaginaries

How can AI Literacy be integrated into a higher education library setting? This presentation highlights the collaborative efforts at the UPenn Libraries to promote critical AI knowledge and possible usage as an extension of a library's role in information literacy. This includes an overview of ongoing workshop series such as "Creative Writing Prompt Battle-Off: How & When to Use GPTs", "Multidisciplinary Code & Transdisciplinary Futures of AI", "Student Debates on Gender, Labor, Activism, & Technology", and "Understanding AI through Games". These dynamic sessions in the AI Literacy Interest Group involve partnerships with various campus organizations such as Kelly Writer's House, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Data-Driven Discovery Initiative, as well as departments within the library including Kislak Special Collections and Education Commons Makerspace. The goal of these efforts is to make AI literacy accessible and relevant across different fields and knowledge levels. Session materials include zines, a Large Language Model card game, a text prediction game, primary sources documents, and a participatory data visualization project using a loom. The focus is on bringing creativity, play, and interactivity to complex issues in the realm of AI.