All the Ways You Can’t Sue Facebook | A Brown Bag Lunch with Ingrid Burrington and Surya Mattu Join INFRA Lead Ingrid Burrington & Affiliate Surya Mattu for a conversation of recent work and research-in-progress (currently happening as part of their residency at Eyebeam) exploring all the ways you can’t sue Facebook and other creative interventions in understanding or rethinking […]

Join us for the launch party of the new book Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work by Data & Society Researcher Alex Rosenblat. Uberland chronicles over 5,000 miles logged with drivers in more than 25 cities in the United States and Canada over the span of four years. Rosenblat, an award-winning technology […]

Please join us for Data & Society’s first Welcome Week, a series of events on September 10-11, 2019 that will serve as an introduction to our organization, community, and work. You’ll learn how our independent nonprofit research institute operates to advance public understanding of the social implications of data-centric technologies and automation. Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, […]

On Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 4-5 p.m. ET, Data & Society Sociotechnical Security Researcher Moira Weigel hosts author Tim Hwang to discuss the way big tech financializes attention. Weigel and Hwang will explore how the false promises of adtech is just one example of tech-solutionism’s many fictions. Drawing on Tim Hwang’s new book, Subprime […]

On Friday, October 16 from 2-3 p.m. ET, join Michele Gilman for a conversation with Professor Meredith Broussard on enhancing the digital literacy of poverty lawyers to better advocate for social justice and the low-income communities they serve. Automated decision-making systems make decisions about our lives, and those with low socioeconomic status often bear the […]

How does political misinformation—and outright lies—get amplified on social media and tech platforms? ProPublica editor and reporter Ryan McCarthy and Data & Society Senior Research Analyst Cristina López G. have looked into dynamics of amplification, inconsistent enforcement of community standards, and the democratic pitfalls of hyper-targeting audiences in their reporting and research. On Tuesday, October […]

Join Data & Society, Catalyst, and Rede Mocambos for this special Global Launch event to honor the recent journal release edited by Sareeta Amrute and Luis Felipe R. Murillo: Computing in/from the South: A Special Section of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. Featured researchers, artists, and participants will share the process behind their findings, and come […]

On Tuesday, December 8 from 3 – 4 p.m. ET,  join us for a conversation with Scientist and Researcher David Robinson and Data & Society Senior Researcher Alex Rosenblat on algorithmic governance. Algorithms make a wide range of morally important decisions, and many people now argue that members of the public should be more directly […]

Join Data & Society and Stanford PACS for a special book launch. One of the most far-reaching transformations in our era is the wave of digital technologies rolling over—and upending—nearly every aspect of life. Work and leisure, family and friendship, community and citizenship have all been modified by now-ubiquitous digital tools and platforms. Digital Technology […]