Tag Archives: justice

Calling all researchers: ACM FAT*2020

Dear social scientists and philosophers: this is a message for you. In January 2020 the second ACM Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (ACMFAT*) conference will be held in Barcelona. This is important for two reasons: it will be the first time this conference is held in Europe, and it will be the first time that contributions […]

In the digital world we are all developing countries: what Cambridge Analytica can tell us about limited statehood in the West

Watching the last week’s coverage of the trainwreck that is Cambridge Analytica’s involvement in the US elections, I’ve been struck principally by its ethnocentrity. (I research digital data and representation, so unfortunately I wasn’t surprised that our digital selves are, as Julie Cohen has put it, being farmed and essentially sold like cattle to the […]

My new project: Data Justice

I’ve had some good news: I heard this summer that I am going to receive an ERC grant from the European Research Council. This means I get to do five years’ work on the idea of data justice (the link leads to a paper that explains in more detail what this might be). There are […]