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October 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT — CDCS Colloquium: Angela Wu, New York University

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Assembly via Affective Technologies: Like Buttons, Sentiment Analysis, and the Transmission of Positive Energy   A link to RSVP is forthcoming. (Information on how to join this virtual event will be sent to those who RSVP.) About the Talk Our data-driven age sees the rise of instruments that extract human emotion and affect for profit and manipulation. The “Like” button and sentiment analysis, albeit with different mechanisms and implementations, are considered such instances. To rethink their implications, Wu advocates…

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November 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT – CDCS Workshop: Morgan G. Ames, University of California, Berkeley

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child About the Talk A link to RSVP is forthcoming. (Information on how to join this virtual event will be sent to those who RSVP.) In this talk, Morgan G. Ames will discuss her book The Charisma Machine, which chronicles the life and legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and explains why—despite its failures—the same utopian visions that inspired OLPC still motivate other projects trying to…

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