Why has work become insecure? Data & Society welcomes historian Louis Hyman for a talk on the surprising origins of the “gig economy.” Hyman’s latest book Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary tracks the transformation of an ethos that favored long-term investment in work (and workers) to one promoting short-term Continue...
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.
Virginia Eubanks, Alondra Nelson, and Julia Angwin
Nabiha Syed in conversation with Claire Wardle and Joan Donovan
Our annual Fellowship Program supports Data & Society’s crucial ongoing field-building work at the intersection of data-centric technology and society.
Hosting a variety of practitioners and academics–data scientists and engineers, lawyers and librarians, ethnographers and creators, historians and activists–each class of Data & Society fellows connects 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.
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