Organisation

Data & Society Research Institute

Description

Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric and automated technologies.

Items published

Briefing paper

6 Feb 2019

This explainer identifies four current trends in workplace monitoring and surveillance: prediction and flagging tools; biometrics and health data; remote monitoring and time-tracking; and gamification and algorithmic management.

Report

30 Jan 2019

The report provides a holistic account of current challenges facing the integration of data-intensive technologies, such as crop management tools and “smart” tractors in agricultural technology, and self-checkout stands in grocery stores.

Report

Artisanal, community-reliant, and industrial approaches
14 Nov 2018

This report provides fresh insights for those developing content moderation policy and regulation by illustrating how leading companies’ missions, business models, and team sizes influence their approaches. Along the way, the report teases out the emergent challenges and tensions these actors face in balancing context...

Report

5 Nov 2018

“Data craft” is the term Acker coins for all those “practices that create, rely on, or even play with the proliferation of data on social media by engaging with new computational and algorithmic mechanisms of organization and classification.” This report elucidates what metadata is, how...

Report

The political perils of online ad tech
17 Oct 2018

This report argues that today’s digital advertising infrastructure creates disturbing new opportunities for political manipulation and other forms of antidemocratic strategic communication.

Items associated

Report

2 Mar 2017

A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute...

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