Past Event

Social Impact LIVE: Digital Arrest: Online Policing of Youth of Color

October 7, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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A conversation on the Digital Arrest project and the uses of virtual reality to create immersive experiences of racial justice.

In the attempt to show the all-pervasiveness of racism in our society, a group of social scientists and activists have begun collaborating with storytellers, creative technologists, and data scientists to create immersive experiences of racial injustice. In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with CSSW Associate Professor Desmond Upton Patton (bio) and GS sociology student Jarrell Daniels (bio) to talk about a virtual reality (VR) experience the two have created to show how law enforcement officials are using online surveillance to identify young Black and Latinx men as gang members.

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