“Just Google it”: Algorithms of oppression – with Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

by eva gavaris on November 26, 2015

in 2015 Lecture,Vancouver Lectures

Douglas College Library is proud to present

“Just Google it”: Algorithms of oppression

Tuesday, December 8 2015, 2:00-4:00pm

Room 2201, Douglas College New Westminster Campus

This special event is sponsored by the Douglas College Faculty Professional Development Committee. The British Columbia Research Libraries Group is partnering with Douglas College to live stream, record, and archive the presentation.

Whether attending in person or via live stream, please register here: https://surveys.douglascollege.ca/s/safiya_noble/

Here is a link to the live stream: http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/safiyaumojanoble/

A link to the archived version of this event will be provided here as soon as it is available.

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble discusses her research into Google, a technology commonly thought of as a public resource free from commercial interest, and the ways in which it mediates public access to information in biased ways and permits problematic racial and gender misrepresentations.

About the presenter:
Safiya Noble is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Her research focuses on socio-cultural informatics, and feminist, historical and political-economic perspectives on computing platforms and software in the public interest. Her research is at the intersection of transnational culture and technology in the design and use of applications on the internet. She is currently writing a book about Google and Information bias (forthcoming from NYU Press). For more information, visit http://safiyaunoble.com

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