Digital Humanities Colloquium - Safiya Noble talk & lunch

Date

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Time

11:30 am

Location

College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room

Join us as Dr. Safiya Noble, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA, speaks about her research and her forthcoming book, "Algorithms of Oppression: Data Discrimination in the Digital Age" (NYU Press, 2017). Her talk will focus on something we use every day but may not realize its underlying biases or inherent contradictions: search engines. As we think about open resources, scholarly communication, and the ease in which information is “at our fingertips,” Dr. Noble’s research shows how easy it is for that information to reflect biases in race, gender, class, and politics -- while under a perceived umbrella of “neutral” and “algorithm.”

Lunch will be served

Contact
Amanda Burdine

Department
Library