As requested, here are the slides from my annual “Discrimination In/Of Tech” lecture and additional reading list for the class. As I have suggested elsewhere, one class is really not enough to do justice to this topic.
October 18, 2018:
Angwin, J, Larson, J, Mattu, S. and Kirchner, L. 2016. “Machine Bias.” ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest.
Angwin, J. and Parris, T. 2016. “Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race: Facebook’s system allows advertisers to exclude black, Hispanic, and other “ethnic affinities” from seeing ads.” ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-lets-advertisers-exclude-users-by-race
Bivens, R. and Haimson, O. 2016. “Baking Gender Into Social Media Design: How Platforms Shape Categories for Users and Advertisers.” Social Media + Society. October-December: 1–12. http://sms.sagepub.com.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/content/2/4/2056305116672486.full.pdf+html
Bohnet, I. 2016. “Iris Bohnet on Discrimination and Design.” Social Science Bites.
Boyd, D. and Crawford, K. 2012. “Critical Questions for Big Data.” Information, Communication & Society. 15:5, 662-67 href=”http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1369118X.2012.678878″>http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1369118X.2012.678878
Edelman, B., Luca, M. and Svirsky, D. 2016. “Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment”: https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/app.20160213
Gardner, Sue: “Why Women Leave Tech” (compiled online document): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1soIYek-YEIvqtu9brv3ecdPbuVzQKp_GhAozC06UrLo/edit#
Gilliard, C. 2016. “Digital Redlining, Access, and Privacy”
Ge, Y., et al. 2016. “Racial and Gender Discrimination in Transportation Network Companies”: https://www.nber.org/papers/w22776
Healy, K. and Fourcade, M. 2012. “Classification situations: Life-chances in the neoliberal era.” Accounting, Organizations and Society. 38: 559-572.https://kieranhealy.org/files/papers/classification-situations.pdf
Hewlett, A. et al 2008. RESEARCH REPORT The Athena Factor: Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering, and Technology.
Marantz, A. 2015. “When An App is Called Racist.” The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/what-to-do-when-your-app-is-racist
Mattern, S. 2016. “Cloud and Field.” Places.
Noble, S. 2013. “Google Search: Hyper-visibility as a Means of Rendering Black Women and Girls Invisible.” InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture.
Ojanperä, S., Graham, M., Straumann, R. K., De Sabbata, S., & Zook, M. (2017). Engagement in the knowledge economy: Regional patterns of content creation with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Information Technologies & International Development, 13, 33–51.
O’Neil, C. 2016. Weapons of Math Destruction. New York: Crown Publishing. (chapter PDF to be provided.)
Singh, S. and Maughan, T. 2014. “The Future of Ed Tech is Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed.” https://medium.com/futures-exchange/the-future-of-ed-tech-is-here-its-just-not-evenly-distributed-210778a423d7#.3snx07aug
Taylor, A. and McNeil, J. 2014. “The Dads of Tech.” The Baffler.
Zukin, S., Lindeman, S. and Hurson, L. 2015. “The Omnivore’s Neighborhood: Online restaurant reviews, race, and gentrification.” Journal of Consumer Culture.
Also, Read through “Solving for XX” series at CNET: https://www.cnet.com/women-in-tech/