Talk: Our Data Bodies with Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan (LSE)

Talk: Our Data Bodies with Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan (LSE)


9 juni
About the consequences of unrelenting data collection and data processing.


vrijdag 9 jun 2017 15:30 tot 17:00
Bibliotheek Utrecht

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.

The subject of her talk suits perfectly with the subject SETUP is exploring in five masterclass about how we can handle databases and algorithm with more care..

The talk is followed by drinks!

About Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan
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.

Organized by: Datafied Society (UU) & Doing Gender (UU) in collaboration with SETUP.

Date: 9 June 2017
Time: 15:30 - 17.00 hrs.
Location: Bibliotheek Utrecht - College hall (third floor).