The Rage of Data (cancelled!)

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun in Conversation with Nishant Shah about Her Book on Data Discrimination In her new book Discriminating Data (MIT Press), Wendy Hui Kyong Chun reveals how polarization is a goal – not an error – within big data and machine learning. These methods, she argues, encode segregation, eugenics, and identity politics through their default assumptions and conditions. Chun, who has a background in media studies and cultural theory as well as systems design engineering, will talk about her book with Nishant Shah. The conversation will revolve around the question of how big data and machine learning encode discrimination, create agitated clusters of comforting rage and call for alternative algorithms to foster a more democratic future.

In Conversation
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Director of the Digital Democracies Institute,
Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Nishant Shah, Chair Professor Aesthetics and Cultures of Technology, ArtEZ University of the Arts / Radboud University, The Netherlands.

Moderation
Clemens Apprich, Head of the Department Media Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Welcome
Gerald Bast, Rector of University of Applied Arts Vienna.

12 May 2022, 7:00 pm
Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab
Georg-Coch-Platz 2
1010 Wien
ail.angewandte.at

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Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab (AIL)
in cooperation with the Department of
Media Theory.