Alumni Events

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

Social Science Matters - The Future Series Presents P. Anandan

P. Anandan is the CEO of Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and independent not-for-profit Research Institute focused on developing AI based applications for Social Good. He was formerly Vice President for Research at Adobe Systems and prior to that a distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research. He was managing director at Microsoft Research India, which he founded in December 2004 in Bangalore, India.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

Social Science Matters - The Future Series Presents 'Interaction Ritual Threads: Conversational Persistence in an Online Discussion at a Large Corporation'

Since the publication of Randall Collins's Interaction Ritual Chains, much interaction has moved from face-to-face to online settings.  IRC theory was based on the former, and Collins has expressed a combination of skepticism and ambivalence as to the theory’s applicability to online interaction.  This paper draws on Bakhtin’s theory of speech genres to adapt key concepts from IRC theory to the online world.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Social Science Matters - The Future Series Presents 'Automating Austerity - Digital Diversion in Unequal America'

Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, Harper’s and Wired.

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