The DSI Race + Data Science Lecture Series aims to advance research in the areas of race and data, engineering, and computational science.
Guest Speaker:Jasmine McNealy, Associate Professor, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida
Chaired By: Desmond Upton Patton, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Data Science Institute, Columbia University. Patton is also Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Academic Affairs; and Courtesy Appointment in Department of Sociology, Columbia University School of Social Work.
Design + Power: Policy for the Ecology of Influence
Platforms, apps, and other technology used by and deployed on us create persuasive environments. This talk advances the ecological approach to data governance by examining the interactions, relationships, and connections that design provokes in data systems. More importantly, this talk examines the role of policy in reshaping these persuasive systems with the goal of mitigating or stopping the possible harms from data collection.
Bio: Jasmine McNealy is an Associate Professor of Telecommunication at the University of Florida, where she teaches courses on regulation and policy. She researches media, technology, and law with an emphasis on privacy, surveillance and data governance. She is also the Associate Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at UF, and a Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.