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?

Trailer: Becoming Data

How long has human life been quantified as data, and in what contexts? What are some major implications of humanity being measured as data?

Episode 1: Data & Humanity

Featuring: Mimi Onuoha & Lam Thuy Vo

How do people show up in data, and what are some of the inequalities that can result from data collection?

Episode 2: Data & Labor

Featuring: Shaka McGlotten & Chris Ramsaroop

How has data been used to organize labor, and how do we make ourselves visible to data-centric systems?

Episode 3: Data & Automation

Featuring: Arthur Gwagwa & Deb Raji

What harms can result from AI and automation, and how might we address and prevent those harms?

Episode 4: Data & Infrastructure

Featuring: Laura Forlano & Ranjit Singh

Whose values get embedded into the algorithms that increasingly govern our lives? How are these data infrastructures complicating what it means to be human?

Episode 5: Data & Racial Capitalism

Featuring: Sareeta Amrute & Emiliano Treré

How have data-centric systems perpetuated racial capitalism, and how have different communities, particularly in the global South, resisted this datafication?