BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//MIT STS - ECPv4.9.4//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:MIT STS X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for MIT STS BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:"America/New_York" BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20200308T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20201101T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="America/New_York":20200309T160000 DTEND;TZID="America/New_York":20200309T173000 DTSTAMP:20200304T193622 CREATED:20200302T160015Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200302T160015Z SUMMARY:STS Colloquium: Nicholas de Monchaux\, UC-Berkeley DESCRIPTION:Local Code: Technology\, Creative Practice\, and History as Instrument\nGuest Speaker: Nicholas de Monchaux\, UC-Berkeley\nDate: Monday\, March 9\, 2020\nTime: 4pm\nLocation: E51-095\n \nABSTRACT:  Nicholas de Monchaux’s Local Code project comprises a series of design proposals for networked urban environmental infrastructure in New York\, Los Angeles\, and San Francisco; these were developed with local non-profits and community organizations and created using design and mapping software developed by de Monchaux and his team at UC Berkeley since 2010. This talk will showcase these digital tools and their applications\, but speak most of all to the central role the history of technology and design culture plays in de Monchaux’s work. He will explain both the inspiration for Local Code in software experiments supported by ex-NASA administrator Howard Fisher at the Housing and Urban Development in the early 1970s\, as well as a larger critical and historical project that formed part of the work’s publication in 2016. This work contextualizes the project by considering the loose but essential web of interactions between technological and urban design pioneers Warren Weaver\, Jane Jacobs\, Gordon Matta-Clark and Howard Fisher from the 1940s to 1970s. Particularly as planners and designers again turn to software and science to engage urban problems\, de Monchaux argues\, history is an instrumental tool to not just critique\, but also advance\, the state of the art in design practice.\n\nNicholas de Monchaux is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media.  He is the author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press\, 2011)\, an architectural and urban history of the Apollo Spacesuit\, winner of the Eugene Emme award from the American Astronautical Society and shortlisted for the Art Book Prize\, and Local Code: 3\,659 Proposals About Data\, Design\, and the Nature of Cities (Princeton Architectural Press\, 2016). With Kathryn Moll\, he is principal of Modem. His work has been exhibited widely\, including at the Biennial of the Americas\, the Venice Architecture Biennale\, the Lisbon Architecture Triennial\, SFMOMA\, and the Chicago MCA.\n  \n\n URL: LOCATION:E51-095\, MA\, United States END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="America/New_York":20200319T170000 DTEND;TZID="America/New_York":20200319T190000 DTSTAMP:20200304T193622 CREATED:20190801T162811Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200225T170123Z SUMMARY:ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & ETHICS DESCRIPTION:Paul Dourish\, UC-Irvine\nPANELIST \n\n\nPaul Dourish is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine\, with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Anthropology. He is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow in Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses primarily on understanding information technology as a site of social and cultural production; his work combines topics in human-computer interaction\, social informatics\, and science and technology studies. He is the author of several books\, most recently “The Stuff of Bits: An Essay on the Materialities of Information” (MIT Press\, 2017). He is a Fellow of the ACM\, a Fellow of the BCS\, a member of the SIGCHI Academy\, and a recipient of the AMIA Diana Forsythe Award and the CSCW Lasting Impact Award.\n\nThe technical community’s response to the challenges of ethics in AI has been to turn towards fairness\, accountability\, and transparency as ways of opening up AI decision-making to human scrutiny. These properties have two characteristics — first\, that they look internally to the constitution of technical arrangements\, and second\, that they gesture towards quantitative assessments of impact. I will explore how we might found a notion of ethics and AI around a collective and relational model founded in feminist ethics of care.\n Kate Klonick\, St. John’s University\nPANELIST \n\n\nKate Klonick is an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University Law School and an Affiliate Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Her research on networked technologies’ effect on social norm enforcement\, freedom of expression\, and private governance has appeared in the Harvard Law Review\, New York Times\, New Yorker\, The Atlantic\, The Guardian and numerous other publications. \nCreating Global Governance for Online Speech: The Development of Facebook’s Oversight Board\, 129 YALE L. J. (forthcoming 2020) \nFor a decade and a half\, Facebook has dominated the landscape of digital social networks and has evolved to become one of the most powerful arbiters of online speech. Twenty-four hours a day\, seven days a week\, over 2.5 billion users leverage the platform to post\, share\, discuss\, react to\, and access content from all over the globe. Through a system of semi-public rules called “Community Standards\,” Facebook has created a body of “laws” and a system of governance to administer those rules\, which dictate what users may say on the platform. As their immense private power over the public right of speech has become more visible\, Facebook has come under intense pressure to become more accountable and transparent—not only in how it creates its fundamental policies for speech\, but in how it enforces them. In answer to years of entreaty from the press\, advocacy groups\, and users\, CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced in November 2018 that Facebook would create an independent oversight body. The express purpose of this institution was stated to be to serve as an appellate review of user content and to make content moderation policy recommendations to Facebook. This Article empirically documents the creation of what is now called the Facebook Oversight Board. It is the first time a private transnational company has voluntarily jettisoned a portion of its core policy and product decisions to a self-regulating independent entity. The Article begins with a detailed history of content moderation and online speech at Facebook and then gives a description of the 18-month process of creating the Board\, a massive endeavor\, both in terms of philosophical aims and practical articulation. Finally\, this Article analyzes the Oversight Board creation process and the final decisions for Board formation to facilitate public understanding of the Board’s role in online governance\, its chances for success\, its potential impact on industry standards\, and how it can be leveraged by users to create accountability around issues of private governance of global online speech. \nD. Fox Harrell\, MIT\n\nMODERATOR \n\nD. Fox Harrell\, Ph.D.\, is Professor of Digital Media & Artificial Intelligence in the Comparative Media Studies Program and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. He is the director of the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality. His research explores the relationship between imagination and computation and involves inventing new forms of VR\, computational narrative\, videogaming for social impact\, and related digital media forms. The National Science Foundation has recognized Harrell with an NSF CAREER Award for his project “Computing for Advanced Identity Representation.” Dr. Harrell holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California\, San Diego. His other degrees include a Master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunication from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts\, and a B.S. in Logic and Computation and B.F.A. in Art (electronic and time-based media) from Carnegie Mellon University – each with highest honors. He has worked as an interactive television producer and as a game designer. His book Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination\, Computation\, and Expression was published by the MIT Press (2013). \n  \n\n URL: LOCATION:4-237 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="America/New_York":20200414T160000 DTEND;TZID="America/New_York":20200414T183000 DTSTAMP:20200304T193622 CREATED:20190801T162941Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190801T162941Z SUMMARY:MORISON LECTURE AND PRIZE IN SCIENCE\, TECHNOLOGY\, AND SOCIETY DESCRIPTION:Speaker: Dr. Alondra Nelson\, President\, Social Science Research Council\n “The Social Life of DNA: Race\, Reparations\, and Reconciliation After the Genome”\n URL: LOCATION:E51 – Wong Auditorium\, 2 Amherst Street\, Cambridge\, MA\, United States END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR