Lecture: Our Data Bodies with Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan

organized by Datafied Society & Doing Gender

Date: 9 June 2017
Time: 15.30 – 17.00, followed by drinks
Venue: collegezaal on 3rd floor (public library) Oudegracht 167 , Utrecht. hosted by medialab SETUP
Respondent: Rathenau Institute

From recommendation systems to predictive analytics to risk detection software, automated computer systems increasingly form part of peoples’ everyday life. For historically marginalized communities, the experience of data-driven systems speaks to more than just problems of technology’s “creepiness” or inappropriateness. In this talk, Seeta Peña Gangadharan discusses the consequences of unrelenting data collection and data processing of members of marginalized groups, reflects on the unequal nature of distribution of data-driven harms in society, and explores differences in how affected communities versus policymakers have considered addressing these problems.

There is limited space, so please reserve a seat via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-our-data-bodies-w-dr-seeta-pena-gangadharan-lse-tickets-34360271497

More info on RMeS Masterclass Data & Discrimination (10.00 – 13.00) http://www.rmes.nl/masterclass-data-discrimination-with-dr-seeta-pena-gangadharan/

BIOGRAPHY

In 2015, Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests lie at the intersection of communication policy and social justice. Over the past five years, she has developed a body of work focused on issues of privacy, surveillance, data profiling, and historically marginalized communities. Prior to joining the LSE, she served as Senior Research Fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute, addressing policies and practices related to digital inclusion, privacy, and big data. See: http://www.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/WhosWho/AcademicStaff/Seeta-Gangadharan.aspx