23rd Annual Public Conversation with Zeynep Tufekci

Provocative and challenging discussion on the ways authority, technology, and civic society intersect. 

Zeynep Tufekci is a techno-sociologist who focuses on social movements and civics, privacy and surveillance, and social interactions. Tufekci’s latest book, Twitter and Tear Gas, thoughtfully examines both the positive and negative ways digital platforms support the work of social change.

Increasingly, Tufekci is also seen as a leading expert on algorithmic decision-making. She has become an influential voice in pushing Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others to address the moral and political implications of their creations. (Think: Facebook and Cambridge Analytic.) Tufekci does not believe these platforms are neutral players and should be held accountable for the spread of false information. In a recent TedTalk she argues, “We need a digital economy where our data and our attention is not for sale to the highest bidding authoritarian or demagogue.”

First-come, first serve parking available in the White River State Park Garage. $5 reduced-fee parking vouchers will be provided.

RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 10. Limited seating.

Presented by Spirit & Place, Indiana State Museum, Indiana Humanities, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, IUPUI University Library, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI Office of Research and Administration, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs, The Polis Center, Centric, and Kheprw Institute.

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