updates and ideas from the D&S community and beyond
How is information controlled, manipulated, and transformed?
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Around the Institute
JOBS: Calling all planners and strategists:
“The design imperative that we need to prioritize is clear: Develop social, technical, economic, and political structures that allow people to understand, appreciate, and bridge different viewpoints.” —danah boyd
“In other words, if a city wants to set up a fair and competitive system that favors competitors, citizens, and long-range goals instead of the interests of a single big company—well, that would be illegal. This nationwide effort is aimed at, effectively, privatizing public rights of way.” —Susan Crawford
Around the Around
“As a result, Tuesday’s vote may release Internet providers from the FCC’s privacy regulation, but the FTC would also be unable to enforce its own guidelines on the industry without new authority from Congress.” —Brian Fung
“Inaccurate matching disproportionately affects people of color, according to studies. Not only are algorithms less accurate at identifying black faces, but African Americans are disproportionately subjected to police facial recognition.” —Olivia Solon
The Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) publishes its model on finding hidden mass graves, known as fosas clandestinas.