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Kate Crawford, “Squeaky Dolphin to Normcore: Anxiety and Big Data Culture”
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kate Crawford is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research (Social Media Collective), a Visiting Professor at the MIT Center for Civic Media, a Senior Fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU, and an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. She researches how people engage with networked technologies, and analyze the political, cultural, legal, philosophical and policy-making implications. She has done interview-based studies in Australia, India and the US, in big cities and in very small towns. Crawford is interested in how networked data becomes part of our understanding of knowledge, privacy, democracy, intimacy and subjectivity. Her first book Adult Themes was through Pan Macmillan, and she is currently working on a new book.