Two New Possibility Lunches!

We’re keeping up our HSCollab tradition of monthly meetings to discuss topics in digital cultures. Jessica Rajko, Marisa Duarte, and I would like to invite you to our upcoming Possibility Lunch: The Internet of Creepy Things. October 19th 11:30-1:00 in ISTB4-492. Lunch will be provided. We host these lunches once a month in order to…

Decolonial and Performing Algorithms

We held the last of our “Critical Conversations” series on Monday, April 18th and we focused the discussion on algorithmic accountability and algorithmic bias. We also spent a final hour discussing what the next steps might be for the collective that has emerged from these conversations. We began with a discussion of what exactly algorithms…

Healthy Data

Our third HSCollab luncheon focused on “Healthy Data: health, data and healthy practices in the age of the quantified-self” and we spent some time playing with our growing collection of pedometers, including some of the first mechanical devices. We also laughed and did a little commiseration. It feels important to me to report out on this…

Wearable Research Charrette at HASTAC

HSCollab is excited to announce a partnership with the UC Davis ModLab to host a Wearable Research Charrette as part of HASTAC 2016.  This half day event will take place Saturday May 14th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., registration is available through the HASTAC2016 registration portal. Space is limited so please register early and let us know…

Fragile, flowing data and aspirational labor

Our Feb 22nd HSCollab conversation asked “who has the rights?” with respect to data ownership, invisible labor in digital economies, and agency with respect to data production, analysis, etc. Fragility was a major theme of the discussion. Data is fragile in a number of ways: it is subjective and therefore subject to discrepancies across similar datasets…

Ghosts, Tangles, and Data Ethics

Monday Feb 1 we officially launched HS Collab with the first Critical Conversations research luncheon. Our theme for the first event was: (Un)Corporeal Technologies: how data, algorithms and interfaces rub up against the body. It’s fair to say that thanks to the cadre of researchers in attendance, we began this series with an intensely rich and…

Critical Making

HASTAC Research Charrette: HS Collab will be hosting an open wearables/personal data research charrette during the HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Conference in May 2016 International Research Retreat: HS Collab will be hosting an international team of researchers (Dr. Aimee Morrison, University of Waterloo; Dr. Fiona Barnett, Brown University; and Dr….

Critical Conversations

We are hosting a series of lunchtime conversations about human security research, policy, law, and advocacy held monthly during the spring of 2016. Critical Conversations will be organized around emerging and important areas of interest although our conversation topics may range within any given topic to include concerns with indigenous digital rights, quantified self, community-based tech…