King’s College London is hosting a virtual talk with Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein on their Data Feminism book, Wed 17th March, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM (UK)

For more information and to register via Eventbrite, click here: DATA FEMINISM: A Talk with Catherine D’Ignazio & Lauren Klein

All are welcome to join this event. Registration for guests who are not students or staff at King’s will close 24 hours before the event to so that they can be added to the live streaming system in advance.

Event Format: 30 min book talk + 30 min Q&A.

As data are increasingly mobilized in the service of governments and corporations, their unequal conditions of production, their asymmetrical methods of application, and their unequal effects on both individuals and groups have become increasingly difficult for data scientists–and others who rely on data in their work–to ignore. But it is precisely this power that makes it worth asking: “Data science by whom? Data science for whom? Data science with whose interests in mind?”

The goal of this talk, as with the project of data feminism, is to model how scholarship can be transformed into action: how feminist thinking can be operationalized in order to imagine more ethical and equitable data practices.

This event is organised by the Department of Informatics and the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) at King’s College London. It is part of the Informatics Women in Science Seminar Series and the DDH Public Seminar Series on “critical inquiry with and about the digital” (which previously hosted a talk on the book before it was published, in May 2018 ). DDH and Informatics are taking the Data Feminism book as an opportunity to explore broader collaborations between students and staff in our respective departments around how feminist perspectives can enrich our work with and about data. Students and staff in attendance will be invited to continue conversations, activities and exploring possible collaborations after the event.

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