A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
DigiURI Media Club | Race After Technology
Technology is not neutral. This is the foundational premise of Ruha Benjamin's 2019 book, "Race After Technology." Benjamin's book explores how the social context of data science and technology development has led to many ways in which algorithms, recognition software, and even risk assessment tools operate with biases. This important book connects these ways that discriminatory technological design reflects societal biases in a number of ways, many of which translate from and / or into other societal systems such as criminal justice and healthcare, and provides a starting point for conversation around these issues.
Join us on September 6 at 12pm eastern for a discussion of "Race After Technology" hosted by producer, educator, and researcher Alicia Haywood.
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