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The Beckman Institute presents the 2022 SmithGroup Lecture

SmithGroup Lecture: Taking on Big Tech: New Paradigms for New Possibilities with Safiya Noble

Event Type
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Apr 11, 2022   2:00 pm  
Safiya Noble, University of California, Los Angeles
Registration required
Stacy Olson
Originating Calendar
Beckman and Campus Calendars

Safiya Noble, a professor of gender studies and African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and co-founder and co-director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, will present "Taking on big tech: New paradigms for new possibilities" as part of the Beckman Institute's annual SmithGroup lecture series. Registration is required.

The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new demands are increasing investment in digital technologies. Yet, critical scholars continue to demonstrate how many technologies are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies hold racial, gender, and class politics. In this talk, Dr. Safiya Noble from the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry will discuss new insights stemming from her recent book, Algorithms of Oppression, and posit emerging work that explores the impact of commercial technologies on the public.

Ten virtual attendees will win copies of "Algorithms of Oppression." The drawing will take place April 11, 2022, and the winners must be present via Zoom to receive their copy.

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