Our first event of the semester will feature Kim Gallon (Associate Professor of History, Purdue University); Jessica Marie Johnson (Assistant Professor of History, Johns Hopkins); Sasha White…… Read more “9.17.21 | Black Beyond Data: Combating Racial Injustice through the Digital Humanities”
We are excited to announce the series of events planned for the 2021-2022 academic year! Links for registration will be available both via the Sawyer Seminar email…… Read more “UPCOMING EVENTS for 2021-22”
The Sawyer Seminar hosted a discussion on November 20th, 2020 with Professor Prashant Bharadwaj (UC San Diego Economics) presenting a case study, while Professor Shareen Joshi (Georgetown…… Read more “11/20/20 In Utero Exposure to Industrial Disasters: A Case Study of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy”
Concepts and Data: An Interdisciplinary Workshop brought together scholars from the fields of anthropology, philosophy, political science, and computer science to explore a range of questions regarding the epistemological and social consequences of digitalization, big data, visualization, and measurement.
Discussion Notes by Heba Islam New York Times Bureau Chief for Mexico Azam Ahmed and Johns Hopkins Sociology Instructor Dr. Stuart Schrader, in a discussion moderated by…… Read more “9/18/20 Spyware and Predictive Policing: The Merging of Historic and Big Data”
Interview by Heba Islam This interview with Sawyer Seminar Director Dr. Jeremy Greene is based on the recent publication of his co-authored article, “Innovation on the Reservation:…… Read more “10/1/20: Interview with Sawyer Seminar’s Dr. Jeremy Greene”
Sam Gomes interviews Canay Özden-Schilling about her neighborhood’s self-quarantine response team.
DISCUSSION NOTES BY CANAY ÖZDEN-SCHILLING: Our first virtual event after the pandemic’s onset explored issues around the ethics of data collection during COVID-19. We were fortunate to…… Read more “6/17/2020 COVID/DATA: Surveillance, Privacy, and Accountability”
DISCUSSION NOTES BY CANAY ÖZDEN-SCHILLING: This workshop attended to the design and deployment of sensors that populate the world around us, charting the territory from quantified environments…… Read more “3/6/2020 Sense, Sentience, Sensors”
DISCUSSION NOTES BY CANAY ÖZDEN-SCHILLING: This timely conversation drew a big interdisciplinary crowd from all around campus—from faculty, to librarians, to undergraduate students—interested in how the new…… Read more “2/24/2020 The Data Environment and the New University”
DISCUSSION NOTES BY CANAY ÖZDEN-SCHILLING: Our first event of the semester, featuring Tufts University’s Moon Duchin and Georgetown’s Kobbi Nissim, gathered our biggest crowd yet. Our first…… Read more “2/12/2020 The Mathematics of Accountability”
Feb 12, 4 pm – 6 pmHodson 305 This panel explores the mathematical and algorithmic work of developing accountability mechanisms in political processes. We will be joined…… Read more “2/12/2020 The Mathematics of Accountability”
Feb 24, 12 pm – 3 pmMergenthaler Hall 426 We are the middle of a big data revolution that examines all aspects of our behavior to elicit…… Read more “2/24/2020 The Data Environment and the New University”
March 25, 2020 / 6 PM / Reading Group Meeting Join us for another edition of our Data Sciences and Society Reading Group meeting. This time, we…… Read more “3/25/2020 Creating Parallel Worlds: Health, Science and Data behind Classification Walls”
DISCUSSION NOTES BY CANAY ÖZDEN-SCHILLING: This seminar grew out of an interest in forms of data-powered capitalism. What kinds of expertise emerge at the interface of data…… Read more “12/12/2019 Optimal Futures: New and Old Economies in a World of Data”