Databite No. 122: Jessie Daniels, Stephanie Dinkins

Fellows Talks

06.12.19 - 4:00 pm

Data & Society
New York, NY

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. Questions? Contact [email protected]

Join Data & Society this June for three lively lightning talks based on the culminating work of our 2018-2019 fellows cohort. Each Wednesday, we will discuss provocative questions emerging from a year of deep work on themes ranging from criminal justice data, to creative approaches to artificial intelligence.

The program on Wednesday, June 12 features:

Jessie Daniels’ Why Now is the Time for Racial Literacy in Tech

Stephanie Dinkins’ Not The Only One — Practical Adventures in Creating an AI Memoir

The discussion will be moderated by 2017-18 Data & Society fellow, artist, and co-founder of School for Poetic Computation Taeyoon Choi.

3:30pm Doors open.
4-5pm Public talks + Q&A.
5-7pm Reception: snacks and sips provided.

RSVP is required to attend. Watch the live stream here. Video and transcription will be available after the event.

About the Speakers

Jessie Daniels, PhD is a Professor at Hunter College (Sociology) and at The Graduate Center, CUNY (Africana Studies, Critical Social Psychology, and Sociology). She earned her PhD from the University of Texas-Austin and held a Charles Phelps Taft post-doctoral fellowship at University of Cincinnati. Her main area of interest is in race and digital media technologies; she is an internationally recognized expert on Internet manifestations of racism. Daniels is the author or editor of five books and has bylines at The New York Times, DAME, The Establishment, Entropy, and a regular column at Huffington Post.

Stephanie Dinkins is an artist interested in creating platforms for ongoing dialogue about artificial intelligence as it intersects race, gender, aging, and our future histories. She is particularly driven to work with communities of color to develop deep-rooted AI literacy and co-create more culturally inclusive equitable artificial intelligence. Dinkins holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art; is a 2018 Truth Resident at EYEBEAM; and a 2018 Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab Fellow. Her work has been cited in national media outlets and exhibited internationally at a broad spectrum of community, private, and institutional venues. Professor Dinkins teaches new media art and emerging technologies at Stony Brook University.

Catch the rest of speakers in the series:

Wed 6/5 | DB121: Chancey Fleet, Mutale Nkonde
Wed 6/19 | DB123: Veronica Avila, Cynthia Conti-Cook, Jasmine McNealy


Data & Society’s “Databites” speaker series presents timely conversations about the purpose and power of technology, bridging our interdisciplinary research with broader public conversations about the societal implications of data and automation.

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