MSRNE 5th Anniversary Symposium – Society, Politics and the Algorithm: Social Science in the Lab

Date

October 8, 2013

Speaker

Tarleton Gillespie, Andres Monroy Hernandez, and Gina Neff

Affiliation

Cornell, Microsoft Research, U of Washington/Princeton

Overview

In this session we will hear talks from three leading researchers who study the social contexts of information technologies. They will highlight the way in which big data, algorithms and social media play a role in our health, politics and public spaces.

Speakers

Tarleton Gillespie, Andres Monroy Hernandez, and Gina Neff

Tarleton Gillespie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, with an affiliation with the Information Science Program and the Science and Technology department. He also serves as a non-residential fellow with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and was recently awarded the Young Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at Cornell. Gillespie received his B.A. in English from Amherst, and both his M.A. and his Ph.d in Communication from UC/San Diego.

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