Lauren Klein is an associate professor in the Departments of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University and a co-author of Data Feminism.
We have another amazing episode of Tech Talk for you. First, we will talk with co-authors of the book Data Feminism, Catherine D'Ignazio, and Lauren Klein. Data Feminism introduces us to a new way of thinking about data science and data ethics informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism. After that, we hear from Larry Norden, Director of Election Reform at the Brennan Center, as he talks about election infrastructure. His talk originated at the “Hacking the US Election” event, which CDT co-hosted alongside the Brennan Center, Penn State’s Dickinson Law, as well as Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Science. Attribution: sounds used from Psykophobia, Taira Komori, BenKoning, Zabuhailo, bloomypetal, guitarguy1985, bmusic92, and offthesky of freesound.org.
The increased datafication our interactions and permeation of data science into more aspects of our lives requires analysis of the systems of power surrounding and undergirding data. The impacts of the creation, use, collection, and aggregation of data are such that individuals from various communities face disparate, negative impacts.In their new book, Data Feminism (MIT Press, Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, call for changing the way we think about data and how it is communicated, particularly through visualization. D’Ignazio, an Assistant Professor of Urban Science and Planning at MIT, and Klein, an Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University, assert that the way forward is through a commitment to putting into action the ideas associated with intersectional feminism. This requires learning from an inclusive array of experts, many of whom have historically been neglected or ignored. They also assert the need for critical data literacy, which examines power asymmetries in and surrounding data, and challenges the myths and assumptions about data and in data science. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this week’s episode of the PolicyViz Podcast, I’m excited to welcome Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, authors of the new book, Data Feminsim. The book is currently open for public review and comment, so you can head over to the... The post Episode #142: Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein appeared first on PolicyViz.
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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