Day: November 1, 2021

Popping the Filter Bubble

Individuals are bombarded daily by a mass of information curated just for them. Join librarians and other experts from Michigan Tech’s campus for an interactive discussion called “Popping the Filter Bubble” as part of the Bad Info Project on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 5-7 PM in the Van Pelt and Opie Library’s East Reading Room. 

Discussion facilitators, which include faculty, lecturers, and staff from a range of departments on campus, will each present relevant research to help participants better understand the role of algorithms, information filtering, and strategies to work around them. They will then lead small-group discussions on each topic so that participants can actively engage with and manage the flow of information around them. 

Library events are open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members.

This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by funding from the Department of Humanities at Michigan Tech.