13 episodes

With Moya Bailey

Digital Alchemy ICA Productions

    • Science

With Moya Bailey

    Digital Alchemy - Alice Wong, Digital Spaces as Freedom for Disabled Folks

    Digital Alchemy - Alice Wong, Digital Spaces as Freedom for Disabled Folks

    This episode features Alice Wong in conversation with Moya Bailey. Alice shares her experience with disabled activism in the digital era and how the advent of the internet enabled Alice to find community and the tools to create her platform. She elaborates one of her digital campaigns #HighRiskCA, which emerged during the COVID vaccine rollout in 2021. Alice also suggests how academics can be accomplices to disabled activists.

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    Featuring
    Moya Bailey 
    Alice Wong

    Sponsors
    Northwestern University School of Communication 

    More from our guests: 
     
    Moya Bailey
    Associate Professor | Department of Communication Studies
    Northwestern University
    Digital Alchemist, Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network
    Board President, Allied Media Projects
    Twitter: @moyazb
    IG: @transformisogynoir

    Alice Wong
    Founder and Director of Disability Visibility Project
    Twitter: @SFdirewolf @DisVisibility
    Instagram: @disability_visibility
    Email: DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com
    Newsletter: https://disability-visibility-newsletter.ghost.io

    Copy and Audio Editor:  
    Dominic Bonelli 

    Executive Producer:
    DeVante Brown

    • 10 min
    Digital Alchemy - Alex Hanna on Combating AI Injustice

    Digital Alchemy - Alex Hanna on Combating AI Injustice

    This episode features Dr. Alex Hanna in conversation with Professor Moya Bailey. Dr. Hanna discusses how the work of the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR) has activist applications in seeking to mitigate sociotechnical harms and algorithmic injustice. Dr. Hanna further elaborates on how young professionals interested in AI and machine learning can consciously navigate the industry and work to reconstruct harmful sociotechnical frameworks.

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    Featuring
    Moya Bailey 
    Alex Hanna

    Sponsor:
    Northwestern University School of Communication 

    More from our guests: 
     
    Moya Bailey
    Associate Professor | Department of Communication Studies
    Northwestern University
    Digital Alchemist | Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network
    Board President | Allied Media Projects
    Twitter: @moyazb
    IG: @transformisogynoir

    Alex Hanna
    Director of Research | Distributed AI Research Institute 
    Twitter: @alexhanna

    Works Referenced in Episode: 
    Bender, E. M., Gebru, T., McMillan-Major, A., & Shmitchell, S. (2021, March). On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?🦜. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM conference on fairness, accountability, and transparency (pp. 610-623).Spade, D. (2015). Normal life: Administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law. Duke University Press.
    Copy and Audio Editor:  
    Sharlene Burgos 

    Executive Producer:
    DeVante Brown

    • 13 min
    Digital Alchemy- Beth Richie and Dána-Ain Davis on Being Academics and Black Feminist Activists

    Digital Alchemy- Beth Richie and Dána-Ain Davis on Being Academics and Black Feminist Activists

    In this episode of Digital Alchemy, academic sisters and political allies, Dr. Beth Richie and Dr. Dána-Ain Davis join Professor Moya Bailey for a conversation about their academic production and social justice work as it pertains to Black feminism, gender-based violence, reproductive injustice, abolition, and medical racism. In the spirit of digital alchemy, which Professor Bailey defines as “black women transform[ing] everyday digital media into valuable social justice magic”, Dr. Richie and Dr. Davis discuss how new technologies can serve as a tool to foster international community and function as an alternate space to continue learning and producing social justice work outside of the confines of academia. 
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    Featuring
    Moya Bailey 
    Beth Richie 
    Dána-Ain Davis 

    Sponsor:
    Northwestern University School of Communication 

    More from our guests: 
     
    Moya Bailey
    Associate Professor | Department of Communication Studies
    Northwestern University
    Digital Alchemist, Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network
    Board President, Allied Media Projects
    Twitter: @moyazb
    IG: @transformisogynoir

    Beth Richie 
    Head of the Department of Criminology, Law & Justice | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    LAS Distinguished Professor & Professor of Black Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
    University of Illinois-Chicago

    Dána-Ain Davis
    Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Psychology & Director and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies | Graduate Center
    Director | Center for the Study of Women and Society 
    City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center 

    Works Referenced in Episode: 
    Bryant-Davis, T. (2019). The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema [Audio Podcast].
    Lindley, T. (2022). Black Women's Dept. of Labor with Taja Lindley [Audio Podcast].
    Copy and Audio Editors:  
    Bennett Pack 
    Sharlene Burgos 

    Executive Producer:
    DeVante Brown

    • 23 min
    The Intricate Depths of Friendship in Collaboration: Sarah J. Jackson

    The Intricate Depths of Friendship in Collaboration: Sarah J. Jackson

    Colleagues Moya Bailey and Sarah J. Jackson discuss their past, present, and future collaborations and the importance of working together in interdisciplinary studies. Sharing some stories of past endeavors and progress on future goals, Moya and Sarah share their thoughts on professional collaborations while maintaining their friendship.
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    Featuring
    Moya Bailey
    Sarah J. Jackson
     
    Sponsor:
    Northwestern University School of Communication

    More from the host & speakers: 
     
    Moya Bailey
    Associate Professor | Department of Communication Studies
    Northwestern University
    Twitter - @Moyazb
    Instagram - @TransforMysogynoir

    Sarah J. Jackson
    Presidential Associate Professor; Co-Director | Annenberg School for Communication; Media, Inequality & Change Center
    University of Pennsylvania
    Twitter - @sjjphd

    Works referenced in episode: 
    Jackson, S. J., Bailey, M., & Welles, B. F. (2020). # HashtagActivism: Networks of race and gender justice. Mit Press.
    Jackson, S. J., Bailey, M., & Foucault Welles, B. (2018). # GirlsLikeUs: Trans advocacy and community building online. New Media & Society, 20(5), 1868-1888. 
    Copy and Audio Editors:
    Daniel Christain
    Jo Lampert
    Bennett Pack

    Executive Producer:
    DeVante Brown

    • 13 min
    Digital Alchemy - Timnit Gebru, Interdisciplinary, and Distributed AI Research

    Digital Alchemy - Timnit Gebru, Interdisciplinary, and Distributed AI Research

    In this episode, Moya Bailey speaks with Timnit Gebru about how her personal life, being born and raised in Ethiopia, and her professional life, most recently working at Google, has prepared her for her most recent efforts as Founder of the Distributed AI Research (DAIR) Institute. She describes DAIR’s goals to build a distributed, interdisciplinary and diverse coalition to collectively identity and combat algorithmic bias against marginalized communities.

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    Featuring
    Moya Bailey 
    Timnit Gebru

    Sponsor:
    Northwestern University School of Communication 

    More from our guests: 
     
    Moya Bailey
    Associate Professor | Department of Communication Studies
    Northwestern University
    Digital Alchemist, Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network
    Board President, Allied Media Projects
    Twitter: @moyazb
    IG: @transformisogynoir

    Timnit Gebru
    Founder & Executive Director | The Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR)
    Cofounder, Black In AI
    Twitter: @TimnitGebru
    Works Referenced in Episode: 

    Cade Metz and Daisuke Wakabayashi (December 3, 2020). Google researcher says she was fired over paper highlighting bias in A.I. New York Times, December 3, 2020.
    Raji, I. D., Gebru, T., Mitchell, M., Buolamwini, J., Lee, J., & Denton, E. (2020, February). Saving face: Investigating the ethical concerns of facial recognition auditing. In Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (pp. 145-151).

    Copy and Audio Editor:  
    Dominic Bonelli 

    Executive Producer:
    DeVante Brown

    • 15 min
    Digital Alchemy - Miya Osaki, Centering Care in Design

    Digital Alchemy - Miya Osaki, Centering Care in Design

    This episode features Miya Osaki in conversation with Professor Moya Bailey. Osaki shares her experiences working in systems of care including healthcare and the DIY music scene. These experiences led her to chair the Design For Social Innovation MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. Here, Osaki motivates her students to investigate the impact of health on people, systems, and environments within their work. Osaki relates Digital Alchemy to her work in that digital spaces create communities, but there aren’t enough spaces to allow for transparency and agency in these systems.

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    Featuring
    Moya Bailey 
    Miya Osaki

    Sponsor:
    Northwestern University School of Communication 

    More from our guests: 
     
    Moya Bailey
    Associate Professor | Department of Communication Studies
    Northwestern University
    Digital Alchemist, Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network
    Board President, Allied Media Projects
    Twitter: @moyazb
    IG: @transformisogynoir

    Miya Osaki
    Chair | Design For Social Innovation MFA program
    School of Visual Arts
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miya-osaki-1a319430
    Twitter: @MiyaOsaki

    Copy and Audio Editor:  
    Dominic Bonelli
    Executive Producer:
    DeVante Brown

    • 20 min

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