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Ruha Benjamin | "A New Jim Code? Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life"

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:30pm

Sep 24, 2019, 4:30 – 6pm EDT

Reception @4:30pm, Lecture @5:00pm

From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this talk, Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, presents the concept of the “New Jim Code" to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity.

Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
City: Medford, MA 02155
BuildingCabot Intercultural Center
Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
Location Details: ASEAN Auditorium
Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Tisch College of Civic Life
Event Sponsor: Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life; Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program, Tufts Diversity Fund; Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora; Center for the Study of Race and Democracy; and Department of Computer Science
Open to Public: Yes