HIGHLIGHTS

 

TOPIC AREAS

Big data, algorithms, and personal data: “Taking Personalization Personally,” exploring the human impacts of data as it is collected, interpreted, and used for decision making and personalization in our lives.

Artificial intelligence: “The AI Story So Far,” on the dominant apocalyptic narratives we focus on about AI, and why we need more grounded, practical stories to understand our human-machine relationships with AI

Smart cities: grounded Singapore case study as a test bed for smart city issues of the future

Wearable tech and the Quantified Self: what consumers do with data, and what we can learn about making data accessible and manageable for users

 

ARCHIVE

2018

"Who Owns Your Data?" Futureproof Yourself, The Compass, BBC World Service    [audio]

Starting the Internet All Over Again, SXSW, Austin    [audio]

Fjord Fika Podcast with Sara M. Watson and Andy Polaine    [audio]

2017

The Year in Technology, WBUR Radio Boston    [audio]

Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Humanity? MIT, Cambridge    [video CSPAN Book TV]

The Technoskeptic on Ex Machina, Cambridge

"Does AI need a soul?" Fast Company Innovation Festival at Deutsch, New York

"Technology Criticism," Night White Skies Podcast    [audio]

"Ethical Machine Learning/Inherent Bias" (moderator), Facets, New York    [video]

"The AI Story So Far," re:publica, Berlin

"Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism," Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford

2016

"The AI Story So Far," AI in Asia, Digital Asia Hub, Seoul

"Taking Personalization Personally," Wrangle, Kuala Lumpur

"Taking Personalization Personally," Strata + Hadoop World, Singapore    [video]

Scratching the Surface Podcast    [audio]

"Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism," New Practices in Journalism at Sciences Po, Paris    [video]

"The AI Story So Far," Artificial Intelligence in Asia, Digital Asia Hub, Hong Kong

"'Big' and 'Smart' Visions: Buying What Tech Firms Are Selling," Big Data in Asian Society, NTU, Singapore

"The Cyber," WBUR's Radio Open Source    [audio]

"Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism," Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston

"Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism," Tow Center for Digital Journalism, New York    [video]

"The Personalization Spectrum," Strata + Hadoop World, New York    [video] [interview]

"There is No 'Off the Record,'" Note to Self and Flash Forward Podcast collaboration    [audio]

"Liquid Data: The Power of Seductive Metaphors" CADA Human Entities Lecture Series/Architecture Triennale, Lisbon    [audio]

"Playing with My Data," FutureME, Singapore    [video]

"Digital Alter Egos," Radio Berkman Podcast    [audio]

2015

Incite Summit East, New York

"Covering Technology," Journalism + Silicon Valley, Tow Center, New York    [video]

"Doppelgänger," BBC 4's Digital Human Podcast    [audio]

"Dada Data and the Internet of Paternalistic Things," FutureEverything, Singapore    [video]

"A Patient’s Perspective on the Future of Healthcare," HIMSS AsiaPac Closing Keynote, Singapore

"Databite: On Embodied Data Metaphors," Data & Society, New York     [video]

"The Threats and Tradeoffs of Big Data," Radio Berkman Podcast    [audio]

"This Is How Much the Internet Knows About You," WNYC's Note to Self Podcast    [audio]

"Living with Algorithms" (moderator), Theorizing the Web, New York

"Rethinking Privacy in an the Era of Big Data, IoT, and Nudge," Harvard Law School, Cambridge

"The Future of Government: The Political Startup" (moderator), Harvard Ventures, Cambridge

Data is the New "_____"DIS Whet Talks at New Museum, New York    [video]

"Whose Data is it Anyway?," Future Tense Our Data, Our Health, New America Foundation, DC    [video]

"Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World," Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Cambridge    [video]

Fireside Chat, Harvard University Dudley House, Cambridge

2014

"Living with Data: Big Data at Human Scale," Big Data, Better World?, Claremont University, Los Angeles

"Constructive Technology Criticism," Drink Salon: Technology & Ethics, Cambridge

Neiman Conference: Data Visualization at Marquette University, Milwaukee

Guest Lecture, Data Visualization, Emerson College, Boston

"Constructive Technology Criticism," Harvard-MIT Fellows Ignite Talks, Cambridge    [audio]

"Legible Data in Crash Course in Digital Literacy," The Conference, Malmö    [video]

Mindful Cyborgs Podcast    [audio ep 34, ep 35]

"Big Data with Human Characteristics," Big Data Summit, Beijing

"Nothing to Hide? Illusions of Privacy and Security," MIT Technology and Culture Forum, Cambridge

Guest Lecture, Media Management and Marketing: New Business Models in an Evolving Industry, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge

"Living with Data: Stories that Make Data More Personal," Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Cambridge [video]

"Suggestive Results: Algorithms, Information, and Control" (moderator), Theorizing the Web, Brooklyn

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Data," Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Cambridge    [video]

2013

"Driving Under the Influence of Data," Ford-MIT Alliance Executive Committee Meeting, MIT, Cambridge

"Underlying Assumptions of Self Quantification" (moderator), Quantified Self Conference, San Francisco
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"Proposing a Legal Right to Use Our Data" (moderator), Quantified Self Conference, San Francisco

"Target: You" Guest Lecture, Seminar STS.091 Critical Issues in STS, MIT, Cambridge

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Data," Festival of Ideas, Berkman Center, Cambridge     [video]

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Data," Crimson Hexagon, Boston

"Past, Present, Future," Quantified Self Meetup, London    [video]

"The Self in Data" (moderator), Quantified Self Conference, Amsterdam

2011

"Best Practices for Online Video Analytics & Optimization," Brightcove PLAY, Boston

"Paying with Data: How Free Services Are Not Free," South by Southwest, Austin [audio]