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    Yeshimabeit Milner, founder and executive director of Data for Black Lives presents "Abolish Big Data." Read more
    March 2020
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    Writer Anna Wiener discusses her debut book, Uncanny Valley, and her experiences navigating the new digital economy.     Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s mem... Read more
    January 2020
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    Data are currency. Data provide the fuel for decision-making and profit-making. Data offer evidence for enhancing health services, infrastructure, and zoning, and for addressing environmental concerns. But the collection and us... Read more
    January 2020
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    Joe Mulhall, senior researcher at European anti-extremism NGO HOPE not hate, explores how the international far right is leveraging the current climate crisis. Mulhall focuses specifically on networked disinformation and... Read more
    December 2019
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    NYU Professor Charlton McIlwain shares African Americans' role in the Internet's creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the United State... Read more
    November 2019
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    Ruha Benjamin presents Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. Princeton Professor Ruha Benjamin discusses the relationship between machine bias and systemic racism, analyzing specific cases of “discr... Read more
    October 2019
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    Data & Society Fellow Jasmine McNealy discusses “community as technology” and how social infrastructure steps in where government and civil society fail. Specifically, her research explores how failures of technology promot... Read more
    June 2019
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    Cynthia Conti-Cook’s research at Data & Society focuses on how data tools and technology are drastically changing the criminal justice system in America. Her talk explores police misconduct data and the “data gap” that has ... Read more
    June 2019
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    2018-19 Data & Society Fellow Jessie Daniels offers strategies for racial literacy in tech grounded in intellectual understanding, emotional intelligence, and a commitment to take action. Daniels describes how the bi... Read more
    June 2019
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    In her talk, Data & Society Fellow Chancey Fleet describes “the state of non-visual access to everyday digital interactions” as an area which deeply needs and deserves more attention and exploration by those working in tech... Read more
    June 2019
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