From medicine to finance to education- science and technology seek to address a variety of human problems by producing data and tools to help us understand ourselves and our world. “But without careful consideration of the social dimensions of innovation,” says Dr. Benjamin, “we risk reinforcing longstanding forms of inequity and injustice, and even producing new forms of discrimination that are hidden behind a veneer of technological neutrality.” Benjamin will examine a range of contemporary issues at the nexus of data and democracy, so that, as she says, “we can think together about the social values embedded in these platforms and systems. My aim is to expand our collective imagination around what counts as relevant and meaningful to public debate on science, technology, and education, so that a greater array of citizens can contribute to the design of the world we collectively inhabit.”
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DuPage County Branch-NAACP, College of
DuPage and DuPage Regional Office of Education
College of DuPage
1223 Rickert Dr.
Naperville, IL 60540
462-2876 or (331) 46ACTSO