The Intersectional Internet: Toward an ethic of social justice on the web

Event time: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 3:30pm
Location: 
Linsly-Chittenden Hall Rm 102 See map
63 High Street
Event description: 

The Intersectional Internet: Toward an ethic of social justice on the web

Event time: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 3:30pm
Location: 
Linsly-Chittenden Hall 102 (LC 102)See map
63 High Street

New HavenCT 06520

Event description: 

The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives sand demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies. yet, critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and politics, and in the service of something – a position, a profit motive, a means to an end.

In this talk Safiya Umoja Nobel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, will discuss the importance of the academic-activist scholarly community to offer models of intervention and resistance through research, practice, and teaching. Her research uses black feminism and critical race theory to examine the linkages to power struggles on the web, and the consequences of racist and sexist marginalization in commercial information platforms like Google search and other infrastructures of the Internet.

- See more at: http://wwn.yale.edu/event/intersectional-internet-toward-ethic-social-ju…