How long has human life been quantified as data, and in what contexts? What are some major implications of humanity being measured as data?
Season Three: Becoming Data
Hosted by: Natalie Kerby
This season is produced in partnership with Data & Society.
How long has human life been quantified as data, and in what contexts? What are some major implications of humanity being measured as data? How are people pushing back against the datafication of human life, work, health, and citizenship?
How do people show up in data, and what are some of the inequalities that can result from data collection?
How has data been used to organize labor, and how do we make ourselves visible to data-centric systems?
What harms can result from AI and automation, and how might we address and prevent those harms?
Whose values get embedded into the algorithms that increasingly govern our lives? How are these data infrastructures complicating what it means to be human?
How have data-centric systems perpetuated racial capitalism, and how have different communities, particularly in the global South, resisted this datafication?