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Digital Technology and Democratic Theory
How is technology radically changing our lives as citizens and participants in democratic governments? Data & Society and Stanford PACS present this special book launch with Robyn Caplan, Lucy Bernholz, Rob Reich, Seeta Peña Gangadharan, and Archon Fung.
Governing an Algorithm in the Wild
In this talk, Scientist and Researcher David Robinson and Data & Society Senior Researcher Alex Rosenblat discuss a healthcare algorithm as a case study for algorithmic governance.
Lawgorithms: Everything Poverty Lawyers Need to Know About Tech, Law, and Social Justice
Michele Gilman joins Professor Meredith Broussard in a conversation on enhancing the digital literacy of poverty lawyers to better advocate for social justice and the low-income communities they serve.
Adtech and the Attention Economy
Data & Society Sociotechnical Security Researcher Moira Weigel hosts author Tim Hwang to discuss the way big tech financializes attention. Weigel and Hwang explore how the false promises of adtech are just one example of tech-solutionism’s many fictions.
How does political misinformation—and outright lies—get amplified on social media and tech platforms?
Metrics, Media, and Race
Does the current metrics-driven news landscape emerge from, and potentially reinforce historical racial inequality? Angèle Christin, author of the new book "Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms" and Joseph Torres, author of the classic "News For All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media" (co-authored with Juan González) analyze racial divisions in media-making and its interplay with data-centric technology. This conversation is hosted by Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd.