Events tagged with Media

Thursday, February 10, 2022 — 7:00 PM EST
hands talking with computer in background

Have you ever observed a divisive, rage-fuelled fight online and wondered about the role technology played in the background? In her most recent book, Discriminating Data (2021), Wendy Chun reveals how polarization is a goal—not an error—within big data and machine learning. These methods, she argues, encode segregation, eugenics, and identity politics through their default assumptions and conditions.

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