Living in a Culture of Algorithms

Speaker: danah boyd
Date recorded: Jun 27, 2016
danah boyd examines the problematic implications of using algorithms designed for one problem to address societal issues without accounting for unintended consequences

danah boyd weaves together her work on youth, privacy, and data-driven technologies, to examine the complicated social and cultural dynamics underpinning social media, the messiness of “big data,” and the problematic implications of using algorithms designed for one problem to address societal issues without accounting for unintended consequences.