videoJune 20 2018

Making Algorithms Stumble

Mari Bastashevski

Databite No. 111

Mari Bastashevski delves into the concepts of fear, anxiety, and paranoia and how these feelings shape our relationship with data-driven technologies. Bastashevski’s research and art practice share overlapping themes dealing with counter-forensic investigation and global-surveillance, while focusing on speculative futures and topics informed by investigations. This talk discusses the business of surveillance in both domestic and international contexts, and hits a nerve on the growing intersection of social media and data collection.

Data & Society’s Fellows Talks is a three-part Databite series showcasing our 2017-2018 fellows cohort. Each talk features 2-3 fellows speaking about their work, wide-ranging interdisciplinary connections, and a few of the provocative questions that have emerged this year.

Mari Bastashevski is a 2017-18 Data & Society Fellow, artist, writer, researcher, and visiting fellow at Yale Information Society Project. Her work deals with global trade and international commerce, industrial labor, surveillance industry, and networks of power.

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