Feb 12, 4 pm – 6 pmHodson 305 This panel explores the mathematical and algorithmic work of developing accountability mechanisms in political processes. We will be joined…… Read more “2/12/2020 The Mathematics of Accountability”
Feb 24, 12 pm – 3 pmMergenthaler Hall 426 We are the middle of a big data revolution that examines all aspects of our behavior to elicit…… Read more “2/24/2020 The Data Environment and the New University”
March 25, 2020 / 6 PM / Reading Group Meeting Join us for another edition of our Data Sciences and Society Reading Group meeting. This time, we…… Read more “3/25/2020 Creating Parallel Worlds: Health, Science and Data behind Classification Walls”
October 30, 2019 / 7 PM / Reading Group Meeting Join us for another edition of our Data Sciences and Society Reading Group meeting. This time, we…… Read more “10/30/2019 Genomics: Precision and Uncertainty in a World of DNA Data”
11 September, 6 PM / Reading Group Meeting / We are kicking off the Sawyer Seminar with a reading group meeting. Brice Ménard will present on economies and data, and moderate a discussion of The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, by Chris Anderson. Join us for the first event of the year!
18 October, 3-5 PM / Symposium / What are the roles of capital markets and complex financial products in global health management? This afternoon symposium seeks to explore the histories of international epidemic financing and the transformations we are seeing today with a special focus on the World Bank’s involvement in the current Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
18-19 November / Movie Festival / Join us for movies that explore finance, economies, and data. The screenings will be followed by discussions with experts. Popcorn provided during screenings and pizza during discussions!
12 December / Symposium / This seminar seeks to go beyond narratives of everyday neoliberalization to explore the spirit of contemporary, data-powered capitalism. This symposium asks: What kinds of calculation practices have appeared in this moment—and which ones have become obsolete? What kinds of data-powered work cultures, consumption experiences, and production practices are in the making? How do data-oriented economies reconfigure everyday life? How do materials and material-specific expertise matter in data-powered capitalism?