Book Launch

Co-Opting AI: Data Colonialism

09/04 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the book launch of The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating it for Capitalism by Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias (Stanford University Press, 2019). The event is part of our series on “Co-Opting AI” and will feature the authors Nick Couldry and…

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Book Launch | Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

09/19 Thursday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the launch of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton, 2018) by Rob Reich, featuring the author in a conversation with Daniel Viehoff and Holly Fetter, moderated by Eric Klinenberg. Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy?…

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Book Launch | The Drama of Celebrity

09/23 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the launch event of The Drama of Celebrity (Princeton, 2019) by Sharon Marcus, featuring the author in conversation with Katie Lofton, Anne Cheng, and Joshua Gamson. Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges…

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Co-Opting AI: Race

09/30 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a presentation and discussion of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Polity, 2019) by Ruha Benjamin, Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures (forthcoming from NYU Press, 2020) by André Brock, and Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter (forthcoming…

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Book Launch | American Resistance

11/04 Monday | 6pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch of American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave, featuring the author Dana R. Fisher in conversation with Beth Noveck. Since Donald Trump’s first day in office, a large and energetic grassroots “Resistance” has taken…

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