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{"id":4620083068998,"title":"Digital Odyssey Presents: Roles for Computing in Social Justice","handle":"digital-odyssey-presents-roles-for-computing-in-social-justice","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDigital Odyssey is traditionally a one-day conference that brings together 75+ library professionals to explore themes of research, learning, accessibility, and usability associated with technology in libraries. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis year, we will be doing themed webinars throughout the summer months that are connected to our chosen 2020 theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as Machine Learning (ML). \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs a non-profit and a charity, we are launching a pay-what-you-can fee structure for our upcoming webinars to help recuperate our operational cost. We will continue to program webinar content that will support you through this challenging time. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDate \u0026amp; Time:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTuesday, August 4 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAll registrants will have access to a recording for 1 year from the date the session took place.  Even if you miss the live session, register for access anytime!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\n\u003cstrong style=\"box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-weight: bold; color: #1c1c1c; font-family: Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, 'Lucida Grande', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eAbout this Session:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA recent normative turn in computer science has brought concerns about fairness, bias, and accountability to the core of the field. Yet recent scholarship has warned that much of this technical work treats problematic features of the status quo as fixed, and fails to address deeper patterns of injustice and inequality. While acknowledging these critiques, we posit that computational research has valuable roles to play in addressing social problems -- roles whose value can be recognized even from a perspective that aspires toward fundamental social change. In this talk, we articulate four such roles -- computing as a \u003ci data-stringify-type=\"italic\"\u003ediagnostic\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci data-stringify-type=\"italic\"\u003eformalizer\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci data-stringify-type=\"italic\"\u003erebuttal\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci data-stringify-type=\"italic\"\u003esynecdoche\u003c\/i\u003e -- through an analysis that considers the opportunities as well as the significant risks inherent in such work.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Presenter:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"entry-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eRediet Abebe is a Junior Fellow at the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/socfell.fas.harvard.edu\/senior-junior-fellows-current-academic-year\" target=\"_blank\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHarvard Society of Fellows\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and an incoming Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Abebe holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University as well as graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. Her research is in the fields of artificial intelligence and algorithms, with a focus on equity and justice concerns. She co-founded and co-organizes \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/md4sg.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eMechanism Design for Social Good\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan\u003e (MD4SG)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative working to improve access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged communities. Abebe's research has informed policy and practice at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Abebe has been honoured in the MIT Technology Reviews'\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.technologyreview.com\/lists\/innovators-under-35\/2019\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\"\u003e \u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e35 Innovators Under 35\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e,\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.elle.com\/culture\/tech\/a30811645\/women-in-tech-2020\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e \u003cb\u003eELLE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, and the\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bloomberg.com\/features\/2018-bloomberg-50\/#Abebe\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eBloomberg 50\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e list as a \"one to watch.\" She has presented her research in venues including \u003ci\u003eNational Academy of Sciences\u003c\/i\u003e, the \u003ci\u003eUnited Nations,\u003c\/i\u003e and the \u003ci\u003eMuseum of Modern Art\u003c\/i\u003e. Abebe co-founded \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/blackinai.github.io\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlack in AI\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, a non-profit organization tackling representation and inclusion issues in AI. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHer research is deeply influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003c\/u\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to Connect:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOnce you've registered, you'll receive an email with a PDF attachment that includes a connection link a few days before the webinar.  After the session, you'll receive an email providing access to the recording. 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We will continue to program webinar content that will support you through this challenging time. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDate \u0026amp; Time:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTuesday, August 4 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAll registrants will have access to a recording for 1 year from the date the session took place.  Even if you miss the live session, register for access anytime!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\n\u003cstrong style=\"box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-weight: bold; color: #1c1c1c; font-family: Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, 'Lucida Grande', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eAbout this Session:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA recent normative turn in computer science has brought concerns about fairness, bias, and accountability to the core of the field. Yet recent scholarship has warned that much of this technical work treats problematic features of the status quo as fixed, and fails to address deeper patterns of injustice and inequality. While acknowledging these critiques, we posit that computational research has valuable roles to play in addressing social problems -- roles whose value can be recognized even from a perspective that aspires toward fundamental social change. In this talk, we articulate four such roles -- computing as a \u003ci data-stringify-type=\"italic\"\u003ediagnostic\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci data-stringify-type=\"italic\"\u003eformalizer\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci data-stringify-type=\"italic\"\u003erebuttal\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci data-stringify-type=\"italic\"\u003esynecdoche\u003c\/i\u003e -- through an analysis that considers the opportunities as well as the significant risks inherent in such work.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Presenter:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"entry-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eRediet Abebe is a Junior Fellow at the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/socfell.fas.harvard.edu\/senior-junior-fellows-current-academic-year\" target=\"_blank\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHarvard Society of Fellows\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and an incoming Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Abebe holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University as well as graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. Her research is in the fields of artificial intelligence and algorithms, with a focus on equity and justice concerns. She co-founded and co-organizes \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/md4sg.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eMechanism Design for Social Good\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan\u003e (MD4SG)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative working to improve access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged communities. Abebe's research has informed policy and practice at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Abebe has been honoured in the MIT Technology Reviews'\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.technologyreview.com\/lists\/innovators-under-35\/2019\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\"\u003e \u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e35 Innovators Under 35\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e,\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.elle.com\/culture\/tech\/a30811645\/women-in-tech-2020\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e \u003cb\u003eELLE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, and the\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bloomberg.com\/features\/2018-bloomberg-50\/#Abebe\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eBloomberg 50\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e list as a \"one to watch.\" She has presented her research in venues including \u003ci\u003eNational Academy of Sciences\u003c\/i\u003e, the \u003ci\u003eUnited Nations,\u003c\/i\u003e and the \u003ci\u003eMuseum of Modern Art\u003c\/i\u003e. Abebe co-founded \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/blackinai.github.io\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-auth=\"NotApplicable\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlack in AI\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, a non-profit organization tackling representation and inclusion issues in AI. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHer research is deeply influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003c\/u\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to Connect:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOnce you've registered, you'll receive an email with a PDF attachment that includes a connection link a few days before the webinar.  After the session, you'll receive an email providing access to the recording. 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Digital Odyssey Presents: Roles for Computing in Social Justice

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Digital Odyssey is traditionally a one-day conference that brings together 75+ library professionals to explore themes of research, learning, accessibility, and usability associated with technology in libraries. This year, we will be doing themed webinars throughout the summer months that are connected to our chosen 2020 theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as Machine Learning (ML). 

As a non-profit and a charity, we are launching a pay-what-you-can fee structure for our upcoming webinars to help recuperate our operational cost. We will continue to program webinar content that will support you through this challenging time. 

Date & Time:

Tuesday, August 4 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST. 

All registrants will have access to a recording for 1 year from the date the session took place.  Even if you miss the live session, register for access anytime!

About this Session:

A recent normative turn in computer science has brought concerns about fairness, bias, and accountability to the core of the field. Yet recent scholarship has warned that much of this technical work treats problematic features of the status quo as fixed, and fails to address deeper patterns of injustice and inequality. While acknowledging these critiques, we posit that computational research has valuable roles to play in addressing social problems -- roles whose value can be recognized even from a perspective that aspires toward fundamental social change. In this talk, we articulate four such roles -- computing as a diagnosticformalizerrebuttal, and synecdoche -- through an analysis that considers the opportunities as well as the significant risks inherent in such work.

About the Presenter:

Rediet Abebe is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and an incoming Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Abebe holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University as well as graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. Her research is in the fields of artificial intelligence and algorithms, with a focus on equity and justice concerns. She co-founded and co-organizes Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG), a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative working to improve access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged communities. Abebe's research has informed policy and practice at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Abebe has been honoured in the MIT Technology Reviews' 35 Innovators Under 35, ELLE, and the Bloomberg 50 list as a "one to watch." She has presented her research in venues including National Academy of Sciences, the United Nations, and the Museum of Modern Art. Abebe co-founded Black in AI, a non-profit organization tackling representation and inclusion issues in AI. Her research is deeply influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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