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January 2021

Digitizing Bodies: the Politics of Evidence and Avenues for Sociotechnical Change

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

Talk overview: Paris' talk draws from her research around the politics of evidence manifest in incomplete data with state statistics on police perpetrated homicide, vulnerable data seen in the disappearance of official information on climate change and environmental injustice, and manipulated data in AI-generated deepfakes to discuss the state of play of audiovisual manipulation, both AI-generated and those produced with more unsophisticated means to show that there are many different methods and intentions behind the production of digitized bodies. In so…

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March 2021

The Web We Want: Reflections on 25 Years of Digital Culture

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual

CDCS Colloquium: Craig Newmark in Conversation with Jessa Lingel The internet has let us down.  From promises of democratic inclusion to radical reinvention of everyday life, early hype about the internet has given way to skeptical cynicism, thanks to misinformation, hate speech, industry elitism, hacks and privacy harms.  Suspicions about the internet are well-founded, but are they the whole story?  This talk describes how we got the web we have and what it would take to build something different.  Associate…

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