Just Infrastructures Speaker Series: Data Feminism

data feminism

Catherine D'Ignazio, director of the Data + Feminism Lab at MIT, and Lauren Klein, director of the Digital Humanities Lab at Emory University, will present "Data Feminism."

Today, data science is a form of power. It has been used to expose injustice and improve health outcomes. But it has also been used to discriminate, police, and surveil. This potential for good, on the one hand, and harm, on the other, makes it essential to ask: Data science by whom? Data science for whom? The goal of this talk is to model how scholarship can be transformed into action: how feminist thinking can be operationalized in order to imagine more ethical and equitable data practices.

Just Infrastructures was launched by researchers in the iSchool, Department of Computer Science, and College of Media to interrogate the complex interactions between people, algorithms, and AI-driven systems.

Find more information and register for the event on the Just Infrastructures web page.

This event is sponsored by Grainger College of Engineering Strategic Research Initiative, School of Information Sciences, Computer Science Department, and Community Data Clinic