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Databite No. 100: Daniel Grushkin, Alice Marwick, and Rebecca Wexler

June 7, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Data & Society
36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10011

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.

You must RSVP here to attend the talk. Livestream is available here.

A major milestone is fast approaching: Data & Society’s 100th Databite! We’re gearing up to cross the #100 marker with Databite Series 100, a three-part talk series unfurling over the course of June 2017.

These three eclectic talks will feature ten of our 2016-2017 Fellows class speaking about their work and will showcase the wide-ranging interdisciplinary connections and a few of the provocative questions that have emerged from our fellows cohort this year:

Databite No. 100

Daniel Grushkin on The DNA Revolution: Merging Data with Biology;

Alice Marwick on Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online;

Rebecca Wexler on Trade Secrets and Black-Boxing Criminal Justice.

WHEN:  June 7, 2017.  3:30pm Doors open. 4-5pm Talks + Q&A. 5-7pm Reception.

WHERE: Data & Society, 36 W. 20th St., 11th Floor

RSVP is required for entry. RSVP here. 

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

Can’t attend? Livestream here.

Questions about Databite No. 100? Contact Data & Society Research Institute.

About the Speakers

Daniel Grushkin is the Executive Director and cofounder of Genspace, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. He is founder and director of the Biodesign Challenge, a university competition devoted to creating new visions for the future of biotech. From 2013 to 2014, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he researched the field of synthetic biology, and an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity at the UPMC Center of Health Security. As a journalist, he has reported on the intersection of biotechnology, culture, and business for publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Scientific American and Popular Science.

Alice Marwick (PhD, New York University) is a 2016-2017 Fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute, where she leads the Media Manipulation project. Her current book project examines how the networked nature of online privacy disproportionately impacts marginalized individuals in terms of gender, race, and socio-economic status. She is the author of Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale 2013), an ethnographic study of the San Francisco tech scene which examines how people seek social status through attention and visibility online. Marwick was previously Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies and the Director of the McGannon Center for Communication Research at Fordham University. She has written for popular publications such as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and The Guardian in addition to academic publications. In 2017, she will join the Communication department at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Rebecca Wexler helps criminal defendants access data that is material to their defense. She is a documentary filmmaker and member of the Yale Law School class of 2016. Rebecca works with The Legal Aid Society to advocate for more lenient criminal discovery laws; draft legal motions to compel disclosure of data and source code for forensic technologies; and build partnerships with technology companies to facilitate a reasoned approach to defendants’ requests for user information. She holds an MPhil from Cambridge University, and a BA from Harvard College.