Multispecies Information Science

Niloofar Solhjoo, Steve Fuller, Jenna Hartel, Christopher Lueg, Dirk van der Linden

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Abstract

Information is not just for humans. And humans do not only live with, care for or interact with other humans. Information Science, lagging behind most other social sciences, has not yet broached a public conversation about the multispecies turn. This panel aims to attract attention to the timely and important question of “What is Multispecies Information Science?” An introduction to the topic and key concepts will be established, followed by the provocative reflections on theoretical, methodological, ethical, and practical aspects of the topic. Panelists will bring their own examples of multispecies research, teaching, and design in Information Science and related fields. The discussion about the potential and implications of including Multispecies in Information Science would encourage empathy to non-human animals we live with, and start a new turn in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-844
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Volume60
Issue number1
Early online date22 Oct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023

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