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Date & Time

Friday, April 24, 2020
4:30 PM

Location

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

Admission

Free

More Information

https://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/critical_inquiry_visiting_professor_wendy_c…

Contact

Critical Inquiry
773-702-8477
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Critical Inquiry Visiting Professor Event

Wendy Chun

Public Lecture 2: Critical Data Studies

Data, we’re told over and over again, defines the 21st century. It’s allegedly the new oil, the new resource to be exploited, as well as the new hidden, “real” layer behind all media. It raises the specter of absolute surveillance and vacuum-sealed echo chambers, all in the name of giving users the commodities, friendships and security they really want. To displace these visions, this talk addresses the possibilities for cross-disciplinary and cross-sector collaboration and investigations. It will take as its case study “neighborhoods.”