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04/17/20

CANCELLED: How to do Feminist Robotics

ESC ARTIST Katherine Behar and a panel of collaborators will discuss cross-disciplinary collaboration between art and engineering. Experiences from the "Anonymous Autonomous" project will be used as an example.
12:00PM - 2:00PM
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04/09/20

CANCELLED: Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State

Technology lies at the heart of the carceral state. Join us for a discussion of the role computing plays in predictive policing, surveillance, and other technologies of incarceration and justice.
2:00PM - 3:30PM
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04/03/20

CANCELLED: ESC POD: Faculty Mixer

For ESC and the ESC-curious, join us to learn more about the center and a community of researchers interested in ESC topics.
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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03/31/20

CANCELLED: Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

International-bestselling author Shoshana Zuboff will discuss her recent book. A book signing follows the event.
7:00PM - 9:00PM Rackham Auditorium
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03/13/20

CANCELLED: ESC POD: Graduate Student Mixer

For ESC and the ESC-curious, join us to learn more about the center and a community of researchers interested in ESC topics.
4:30PM - 6:30PM The Circ Bar
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03/11/20

Book Signing with Sasha Costanza-Chock

Join us for a book signing with Sasha Constanza-Chock. Their new book is Design Justice: Community-led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need.
1:30PM - 2:15PM Conference Room C, Michigan League
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03/11/20

Sasha Costanza-Chock: Design Justice

In this talk, Dr. Costanza-Chock presents an overview of their new book, Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, published by the MIT Press in 2020. The book is an exploration of how we might re-imagine design to be led by marginalized communities as a tool to help dismantle structural inequality, advance collective liberation, and support ecological survival.
12:00PM - 1:30PM Koessler Room, Michigan League
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03/09/20

Nicholas Diakopoulos: Algorithms and the News

Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and other news aggregators mediate and influence a huge portion of human attention. But as private platforms, there are few public details about how their algorithms serve to drive public exposure and salience of news. What types and sources of news are made available and prioritized? What’s the quality? Are there diverse perspectives represented?
3:30PM - 4:30PM 340 West Hall
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02/25/20

David Nemer: WhatsApp and Radicalization

During the 2018 Brazilian general election, WhatsApp became a potent tool for the spread of misinformation, especially for supporters of Bolsonaro. Now, ten months into Bolsonaro’s presidency, WhatsApp is still serving as a largely hidden platform for the radicalization of right-wing Brazilians. Join us for a discussion of the hidden spaces of populism and misinformation on WhatsApp.
11:30AM - 1:00PM
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02/24/20

ESC POD: Undergraduate Student Mixer

For ESC and the ESC-curious, join us to learn more about the center and a community of researchers interested in ESC topics. Get some food, play some games, talk to some people, and learn about opportunities!
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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