Since wrapping up our series on bots, we’ve collected ten new pieces on Points, and thematic clusters are beginning to emerge around control of the public sphere, student data, and ethics – of research and of software development. Here’s an update/rundown:
- Ethan Zuckerman, Ben Franklin, the Post Office and the Digital Public Sphere
- Fenwick McKelvey, No More Magic Algorithms: Cultural Policy in an Era of Discoverability
- danah boyd, Facebook Must Be Accountable to the Public
- Robyn Caplan, Questions about Google autocompl
- Mikaela Pitcan, Does data-driven learning improve equity?
- Mikaela Pitcan, Real Life Harms of Student Data
- danah boyd, Where Do We Find Ethics?
- Annette Markham, OKCupid data release fiasco
- danah boyd, Be Careful What You Code For
- Sara M. Watson, Things Facebook Thinks I Care About, Ranked
* “Data & Society’s Points…?” Yes, our Medium publication, Points, is an experimental collection of pieces from the Data & Society community: occasional extracts, essays, and provocations to manifest, complicate, and re-frame the relations between data, technology, and society.