recent events at Data & Society
Note: This talk is full. Watch the Data & Society livestream of this talk by Shoshana Zuboff based on her latest book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. Surveillance capitalism arrived on the scene with democracy already on the ropes, its early life sheltered Continue...
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...
around the institute
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 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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