Technology and Justice 2019-20
This series focuses on the ethics of technological adoption and adaptations, inviting technologists, academics, activists, and artists to examine issues from algorithmic decision-making in the criminal justice system to the near constant surveillance of our actions to the future of work in an automated world.
- Do these new systems move us closer to a just society?
- Do technologies of knowledge and communication generate and/or disable emancipatory possibilities?
- What alternatives might we seek and create?
Contact: Stephanie Keene, Program Manager for Ethical Global Learning, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.
Organized by Sorelle Friedler, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Laura McGrane, Associate Professor of English and VCAM Director
Sponsored by the President’s Initiative on Ethical Engagement and Leadership
Keynote: Vulnerabilities: How Social Media and Data Infrastructure are Exploited for Fun, Profit, and Politics
Thursday, September 26, 2019
danah boyd is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing social and cultural inequities by understanding the relationship between technology and society.
Roundtable: Criminal In/Justice and Data Use
Thursday, October 24, 2019
- Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University; Founder, JUST DATA Lab
- Kristian Lum, Lead Statistician, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
- Vincent Southerland, Executive Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, New York University School of Law
Workshop: Fighting RATs: Organizing for Community Power over Risk Assessment Tools in Criminal Justice
Friday, October 25, 2019
VCAM Maker Arts Space
Hannah Sassman, Policy Director, Media Mobilizing Project
Exhibition: Mimi Onuoha presents In Absentia
October 31-November 22, 2019
VCAM Create Space 006