Control Societies Speaker Series: Ingrid Burrington

"Zuckerberg in the Hague"
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29 Jan 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Annenberg School, 3620 Walnut Street, Room 500

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On January 29, Ingrid Burrington of Data & Society will deliver the lecture, "Zuckerberg in the Hague." The talk will examine the rhetorical, theatrical, and legal dimensions of holding social media platforms accountable for their complex adverse effects of individuals and societies, exploring possibilities in speculative fiction and strategic litigation as lenses through which to critique and reimagine existing frameworks for platform accountability. 

About Ingrid Burrington

Ingrid Burrington is a writer, artist, and the author of Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure. Her work has previously appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, and New York Magazine. She works at Data & Society Research Institute and a Journalism R&D Resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center.  

About Control Societies Speaker Series

Control Societies was started as part of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s initiative on Culture, Society, and Critical Policy Studies in order to feature and engage cutting edge scholarship on the enumerating acts of governmentality in computational culture and the incalculable possibilities of justice. For the 2017/2018 academic year, the School of Social Policy & Practice will continue its speaker series in partnership with the Annenberg School for Communication, which produces scholarship on the social, cultural, economic, and political implications of digital information and communication technologies, networks, and systems. Through the speaker series, the organizers aim to explore the philosophical foundations of algorithms, data, and their intersections with governmentality, surveillance, social policy, and the reconfiguring of power relations.

Future lectures include:

  • February 12: Sarah Sharma, University of Toronto
  • February 26: André Brock, University of Michigan
  • March 12: Liz de Freitas, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • March 27: Bernard Harcourt, Columbia University
  • April 9: Elvin Wyly, University of British Columbia

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Additional funding is provided by the Provost Excellence Through Diversity Fund and Price Digital Humanities Lab.

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