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Worked at Department of Informatics, UC Irvine
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https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/impeach-judge-persky-bias-shown-brock-turner-sentencing

Another petition to recall/impeach Judge Persky (the judge who handed down the ridiculously light sentence for sexual assault because Reasons*) - this one from a source that won't also spam you relentlessly (I'm looking at you, change .org - even though you have a good head start). (Then again, if you don't mind spam, then sign both: https://www.change.org/p/california-state-house-recall-judge-aaron-persky)

* white male privilege
We the people ask the federal government to Call on Congress to act on an issue: Impeach Judge Persky for Bias Shown in Brock Turner Sentencing. Created by M.R. on June 08, 2016. Sign This Petition. Needs 84113 signatures by July 8, 2016 to get a response from the White House. 15887 signed ...
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Why Socializing Girls to Be Perfect Could Be the Worst Thing For Them
Girls are socialized to be perfect, which could be holding them back from taking the kinds of risks that advance learning and open up career opportunities.
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With J on the Brain project, a sister project in some ways to DeepMind, we've been following this closely. This is a nice summary of the games so far (the third is underway now) and its implications.
 
Game 3 is starting in an hour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUAmTYHEyM8

From game 2 (more in the Wired article): “It’s not a human move. I’ve never seen a human play this move,” he says. “So beautiful.” It’s a word he keeps repeating. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.

The move in question was the 37th in the second game of the historic Go match between Lee Sedol, one of the world’s top players, and AlphaGo.  Watch a replay of move 37 as it happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-GsfyVCBu0&feature=youtu.be&t=4692.
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I was told in college it was impossible to make computers play Go. Heh, progress!
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mmm ... must try ...
 
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The Bechdel test for tech conferences.
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Research has found that dividing children’s toys based on gender can have lasting developmental implications
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Well of course, they keep one gender tied to the kitchen/home and the other one shooting everyone. Or buildng spaceships. It's brainwashing.
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There’s a wonderful irony to the fact that every single snowflake is a unique masterpiece, but they’re too small for the human eye to enjoy. Thankfully they can also be grown in a lab, by scientists like Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht, the “Snowflake Consultant” for Disney’s Frozen, who also films his microscopic creations so they can be studied, shared, and made into captivating GIFs.
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Play my friend's awesome game! I got hooked on it as a tester - it's tons of fun!
 
My game, 10 Minute Barbarian is now available on Steam!  Hooray!

GameWatcher.com called it "wonderfully simple to pick up while being mightily difficult to put down".  _Rock Paper Shotgun_ said "“It is madness. It’s wonderful.” 

Come on down and play it today!
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Trump may seem comical, but his fascist effects are no joke.
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1. I am six. My babysitter's son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn't looking. One time when I tell him not to, he holds me dow...
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Digital Media Anthropologist
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See http://morganya.org
Employment
  • Department of Informatics, UC Irvine
    Postdoctoral Research Scholar, 2013 - 2015
    Member of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing (http://socialcomputing.uci.edu/).
  • Department of Communication, Stanford University
    Teaching Assistant, 2009 - 2013
  • Department of Communication, Stanford University
    Researcher, 2006 - 2013
  • Waveplace (OLPC Haiti)
    Assessment Researcher, 2011 - 2012
  • Nokia Research Center
    Research Intern, 2007 - 2009
  • Yahoo! Research
    Research Intern, 2005 - 2006
  • Google
    User Experience Research Intern, 2005 - 2005
  • Intel Research
    Research Intern, 2003 - 2003
  • University of Washington, UrbanSim Research Group
    Research Intern, 2003 - 2003
  • Department of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
    Grader, 2003 - 2003
  • Holt Planetarium, Lawrence Hall of Science
    Presenter, 1999 - 2002
  • IO Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
    Undergraduate Researcher, 2001 - 2003
  • Department of Information, University of California, Berkeley
    Researcher, 2004 - 2006
  • Paraguay Educa (OLPC)
    Volunteer Researcher, 2010 - 2010
  • Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016 - 2018
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Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    BA, Computer Science, 1999 - 2004
  • University of California, Berkeley
    MS, Information Science, 2004 - 2006
  • Stanford University
    PhD, Communication, minor Anthropology, 2006 - 2013
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