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Translational Geospatial Data for a Democratic Future

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
academic, computer science, data, discussion, education, geography, gis, research
Sponsor
Geography & GIS
Location
2079 Lecture Hall - Natural History Building
Date
Mar 11, 2019   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Annette Kim, University of Southern California
Cost
This event is free and open to public
Contact
Department of Geography & GIS
E-Mail
geography@illinois.edu
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Exciting possibilities are emerging for synergizing new kinds of data that can illuminate spatial patterns we could not have seen nor analyzed before. However, harnessing this potential requires deep trans-disciplinary, collaborative work between computer science, the social sciences, and the humanities. Critical groundtruthing, fieldwork, and participatory feedback are some strategies that can counter mistaken assumptions that become deeply embedded into how we encode data and then reify, privilege, and propagate biased representations of the world for policymaking and public services and investments.

Dr. Annette Kim, Sol Price School of Public Policy - USC


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