BCNM Colloquium: Mapping As Research

April 24th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Non-CSTMS Event | Comments Off on BCNM Colloquium: Mapping As Research

BCNM Colloquium: Mapping As Research

To celebrate his first comprehensive artist monograph, Trevor Paglen (UC Berkeley Geography PhD and 2017 MacArthur “genius” fellow) will discuss his work with ARC Director Julia Bryan-Wilson. Paglen’s work relentlessly pursues what he calls the “unseeable and undocumentable” in contemporary society. Blending photography, installation, investigative journalism, and science, Paglen explores the clandestine activity of government and intelligence agencies,… Read more

Medium/Environment Conference

April 27th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Non-CSTMS Event | Comments Off on Medium/Environment Conference

Medium/Environment Conference

Berkeley Film and Media’s 4th biennial conference seeks to bring together leading international media theorists working on questions of “environmental media” broadly conceived. In recent years, ecological crises stemming from technological transformations under the force of global capital have fueled an “environmental” turn in the humanities and social sciences. Less attention, however, has been devoted… Read more

It’s “Technically Fair” But You May Not Like It: Algorithmic Curation, Filtering, and Prediction Wrestles With Ethics and Public Opinion

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It’s “Technically Fair” But You May Not Like It: Algorithmic Curation, Filtering, and Prediction Wrestles With Ethics and Public Opinion

As the filtering and curation of everything has been taken over by computers, “fair algorithms” has become both a legal problem and a rallying cry. Researchers in machine learning are now trying to explicitly incorporate fairness into their conceptualization of the algorithmic systems that curate today’s job applicants, predict recidivism, offer housing, find rides, and… Read more

Leveraging Data Science to Address Housing Affordability

May 1st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Non-CSTMS Event | Comments Off on Leveraging Data Science to Address Housing Affordability

Leveraging Data Science to Address Housing Affordability

Housing affordability is a chronic problem in markets like the Bay Area, and low and moderate income households are at risk of displacement from many neighborhoods that are experiencing rapid appreciation in prices and rents. Many of these neighborhoods undergoing gentrification have high levels of transit access, and there is a risk that displaced households… Read more

Postcolonial STS Symposium

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Postcolonial STS Symposium

This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members to challenge narratives of the spread and dominance of western science through the lens of postcolonial science and technology studies. Clustered around such topics as indigenous epistemologies, historiography and power, race and racialization, situated knowledges, hegemonic and alternative scientific and medical… Read more

STS Summer Retreat 2018

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STS Summer Retreat 2018

It’s that time of year again! Time to start preparing for the 2018 Annual STS Summer Retreat! We will be celebrating our 12th Anniversary, walking and talking again at the Nature Bridge venue in the beautiful Marin Headlands from June 8th to 10th, 2018.  We will continue with our successful events from the past including:… Read more

2018 11th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture

November 8th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Non-CSTMS Event | Comments Off on 2018 11th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture

2018 11th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture

Professor Shoshana Zuboff’s new work includes The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power which will be published by Public Affairs in the U.S. and Campus in Germany in 2018. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism integrates Zuboff’s  lifelong themes: the historical emergence of psychological individuality, the conditions for human development, the… Read more

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