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Digitizing Race: Making Latinxs in the 21st Century

March 7

Hackathon Event by Carlos Beltran

March 7-8th Digitizing Race: Making Latinxs in the 21st Century/

March 7; 5-7pm AND

March 8; 9am-2pm

Latinxs have long being subject to misrepresentation and objectification in the
media. What is happening in the digital realm? This one-day symposium explores
the issues at play when they are turned into data, and what can be learned about
contemporary racism by examining these processes. We are especially interested in
the technological mechanisms that manufacture representation; efforts to galvanize
the tech industry’s various stakeholders towards creating more socially responsible
apps and machine learning tools; and exploring how digital workers and activists
are using digital technologies to empower communities.

Participants: Graduate student Marcel Salas, Professors Cecilia Marquez, Cristina Beltrán, Uroayoan Noel, and media practitioners to be announced, among others.


Hector Beltran, Assistant Professor at MIT, author of the forthcoming Hacking Imaginaries: Full-Stack Ethnography Across the Techno-Borderlands.
Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University, and author of forthcoming Race After Technology

More info on our Call for Papers here. 


March 7