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Databite No. 114: Mike Ananny and Tarleton Gillespie in conversation with Kate Klonick

Data & Society Research Institute, New York, New York United States

Freedom in Moderation: Platforms, Press, and the Public

Data & Society welcomes Mike Ananny and Tarleton Gillespie for a conversation with Kate Klonick about the underlying decisions that impact the public’s access to media systems and internet platforms. In Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear, Mike Ananny offers a new way to think about freedom of the press in a Continue...


Databite No. 113: Sarah Kessler

Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work

Join Data & Society in welcoming journalist Sarah Kessler to discuss her new book Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work. Kessler will share her analysis of the perils and promises of the platform gig economy in conversation with Data & Society’s Alex Rosenblat, researcher and author of the forthcoming book Continue...


Databite No. 117: An Xiao Mina

Data & Society Research Institute, New York, New York United States

Memes to Movements

Data & Society welcomes technologist and digital media scholar An Xiao Mina for a global exploration of internet memes as agents of pop culture, politics, protest, and propaganda on- and offline. Based on her new book, Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power (Beacon Press, January 2019), Continue...

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Paradox: The Body in the Age of AI
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


ACM FAT* Conference
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlana, GA


UBERLAND: Algorithms and the Future of Work
SXSW, Austin, TX

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Data & Society's speaker series – Databites – is geared toward engaging our network and the broader public on unresolved questions and timely topics of interest to the D&S community.

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Databite No. 106: Automating Inequality

Virginia Eubanks, Alondra Nelson, and Julia Angwin

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Databite No. 107: Real Talk about Fake News

Nabiha Syed in conversation with Claire Wardle and Joan Donovan

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Databite No. 110: Online Speech Regulation: A Comparative Perspective

Claudia Haupt


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Data Science Ethics

Matthew L. Jones

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Alternative Data, Credit Scoring, and Financial Freedom

Tamara K. Nopper

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Algorithms of Oppression

Safiya Umoja Noble

Fellows Program

Our annual Fellowship Program has supported Data & Society’s crucial ongoing field-building work at the intersection of data-centric technology and society.

In 2019, we are stepping back to reassess the annual Data & Society fellowship program to allow us the time to engage our community in a redesign process around the structure of the program. We still look forward to hosting 2-3 new faculty fellows starting in September 2019, but will not be posting a broader call for fellowship applications in this cycle. For updates about future opportunities, please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media.

Hosting a variety of practitioners and academics–data scientists and engineers, lawyers and librarians, ethnographers and creators, historians and activists–previous classes of Data & Society fellows have connected us more deeply to the field through individual projects, mutual support, contribution to core research projects, and insightful public communications. Past Data & Society fellows have had work appear in the New York Times op-ed, technology, and arts sections; at Internet Freedom Forum, the Museum of Modern Art, W3C, Personal Democracy Forum, RightsCon, and Eyeo Festival; and in viral digital videos about data surveillance and bio-design.

Call for fellows is currently closed until 2020.


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