Book Launch

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…

Book Launch

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…

Discussion

Climate and Migration from the Sahel: Causality under Changing Skies

09/20 Friday | 12pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a talk with Jesse Ribot on climate and migration from the Sahel. Senegalese farmers are crossing the Sahara toward Europe. They travel through Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Algeria and Libya, and across the Mediterranean to Italy. Along the way many are taken captive and robbed…

Book Launch

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?…

Discussion

Discussion | State Capacity: The Missing Ingredient in Economic Development

09/16 Monday | 12pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to join a conversation with Dr. Reuben Abraham, founding CEO of the IDFC Institute, a Mumbai-based think/do tank focused on state capacity and political economy. In this edition of the Future of Democracy Lecture Series, Dr….

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…

Symposium

Exhibit Opening | A Day in the Life of a Library

05/20 Monday | 6pm

Photo credit: Joey O’Loughlin NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the opening of an exhibit of photographs of the Seward Park Library by Joey O’Loughlin, inspired by Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. Joey O’Loughlin is a photographer,…

Symposium

2019 Women’s World Cup Symposium

05/16 Thursday | 1:30pm

Join an all-star team of leading soccer scholars, scribes, and experts as they discuss the 2019 Women’s World Cup which kicks off in France on June 7th! Fans from all over the globe will tune in to the month-long tournament to watch twenty-four teams comprised of some of the world’s finest players compete for the…

Discussion

Co-Opting AI: Justice

05/13 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a discussion on justice in our series on “Co-Opting AI.” Featuring Sasha Costanza-Chock, Virginia Eubanks, Amanda Levendowski, Alondra Nelson, and Mona Sloane in conversation, this event examines the intersection of AI and (in)justice. What are the social implications of deploying AI across so many domains of society? Who benefits, who is affected? How is AI related…

Lecture

OIKOS Talk | Speculating With Money: Futures, Faith, and Forecast in Cryptocurrency

05/03 Friday | 1pm

The OIKOS Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a lunch talk with Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. This talk will provide a context for discussing utopian and speculative monetary projects through a prehistory of cryptocurrencies — the technologies, subcultures, schemes, and fantasies…

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