John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination

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In 2012, U.S. drone strikes occurred most often in which nation?

If you don’t know, you’re not alone. 27 percent of Americans reported they had no a clue and another 60 percent got it wrong.

What should the media cover when it comes to drones and military robotics? And what responsibility do journalists have to focus in on the most pressing moral and legal questions when it comes to drone technologies?

John Kaag — Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and co-author of the recent “Drone Warfare” — discusses how the American and international public think about drone warfare, and poses pressing ethical questions about drones in military and civilian use.


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John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination [AUDIO]

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In 2012, U.S. drone strikes occurred most often in which nation?

If you don’t know, you’re not alone. 27 percent of Americans reported they had no a clue and another 60 percent got it wrong.

What should the media cover when it comes to drones and military robotics? And what responsibility do journalists have to focus in on the most pressing moral and legal questions when it comes to drone technologies?

John Kaag — Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and co-author of the recent “Drone Warfare” — discusses how the American and international public think about drone warfare, and poses pressing ethical questions about drones in military and civilian use.

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Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain

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Learn more about the Berkman Center for Internet & Society — and its incredible network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers, lawyers, and more — in an interactive conversation led by Faculty Chair Jonathan Zittrain.

If you’re curious about connecting with our research, our community, or our events, or are just generally interested in digital technologies and their impact on society, find out more here!


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Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]

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Learn more about the Berkman Center for Internet & Society — and its incredible network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers, lawyers, and more — in an interactive conversation led by Faculty Chair Jonathan Zittrain.

If you’re curious about connecting with our research, our community, or our events, or are just generally interested in digital technologies and their impact on society, find out more here!

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Tressie (McMillan) Cottom on Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes in Digital Domains

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How are inequality regimes challenged, or sometimes perpetuated, in online environments? In this talk Tressie McMillan Cottom — blogger, PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Emory University, and PhD Intern at the Microsoft Research Network’s Social Media Collective — discusses inequality in online learning, based on qualitative research with students taking courses online at for-profit institutions.


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Tressie (McMillan) Cottom on Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes in Digital Domains [AUDIO]

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How are inequality regimes challenged, or sometimes perpetuated, in online environments? In this talk Tressie McMillan Cottom — blogger, PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Emory University, and PhD Intern at the Microsoft Research Network’s Social Media Collective — discusses inequality in online learning, based on qualitative research with students taking courses online at for-profit institutions.

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Christian Sandvig, Karrie G. Karahalios, and Cedric Langbort Look Inside the Facebook News Feed

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Our online lives are organized by computer algorithms that select and recommend advertisements, search results, news, and online social interactions. These algorithms are often closely-guarded secrets kept by Internet companies. But researchers, users, and the public might legitimately need to know how these algorithms operate.

In this talk, Christian Sandvig (University of Michigan), Karrie Karahalios (University of Illinois), and Cedric Langbort (University of Illinois) use the Facebook newsfeed as an example to ask how users can investigate how these algorithms work from the outside.


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Christian Sandvig, Karrie G. Karahalios, and Cedric Langbort Look Inside the Facebook News Feed [AUDIO]

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Our online lives are organized by computer algorithms that select and recommend advertisements, search results, news, and online social interactions. These algorithms are often closely-guarded secrets kept by Internet companies. But researchers, users, and the public might legitimately need to know how these algorithms operate.

In this talk, Christian Sandvig (University of Michigan), Karrie Karahalios (University of Illinois), and Cedric Langbort (University of Illinois) use the Facebook newsfeed as an example to ask how users can investigate how these algorithms work from the outside.

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Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District

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The history of the American red light district is quite brief –- from railroad signal lights to hotel bathroom selfies -– and clouded in myth. Soon it may be lost. In this talk, Melissa Gira Grant — freelance journalist and author of “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work” (Verso, 2014) — reconsiders how communication technologies shape sex-for-sale, proposes that sex work has merged with the network, and discusses what we can learn from how sex workers have remained a step ahead.


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Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District [AUDIO]

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The history of the American red light district is quite brief –- from railroad signal lights to hotel bathroom selfies -– and clouded in myth. Soon it may be lost. In this talk, Melissa Gira Grant — freelance journalist and author of “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work” (Verso, 2014) — reconsiders how communication technologies shape sex-for-sale, proposes that sex work has merged with the network, and discusses what we can learn from how sex workers have remained a step ahead.

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