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Data Science - Making Sense of Found Data

About this event

People have more access to more information than ever before. And those in power have more access to data about people than ever before. The ecosystem of networked information, colloquially referred to as “big data”, introduces a myriad of questions and challenges as the public grapples with privacy, networked sociality, and the politics of algorithms. In this talk, danah will weave together her research on young people’s practices of social media and the practices of “big data” to highlight challenges and opportunities in making sense of found data.

danah boyd is the founder and president of Data & Society, a research institute focused on understanding the role data-driven technologies in society. She is also a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing inequities in society. Currently, she's focused on research questions related to "big data", privacy and publicity, and the civil rights implications of data. Her recent book on youth practices - "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" - has received widespread praise from scholars, parents, and journalists.

To Join the Webinar:

Please register at: https://nsfevents.webex.com/nsfevents/onstage/g.php?d=744912326&t=a by 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday December 9, 2015.

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Disclaimer:  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.