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Digital Platforms and American Life: A Conference on Technology and Government

More Information and Registration here. Event is In-Person AEI, Auditorium 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 The ever-growing importance of internet platforms and Big Tech companies in civic life present difficult questions: How should we govern digital spaces? How does regulation affect innovation and vice versa? How do we do more to provide underserved communities access to digital tools? In almost every realm of our lives, technology is forcing us to confront problems that are both timeless and unique to our era. With the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, AEI’s Digital Platforms and American […]

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Should you believe Wikipedia? Social epistemology, virtue epistemology, and the practice of internet research

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Amy S. Bruckman, Regents' Professor and Senior Associate Chair, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology Via Zoom | RSVP Here | or email quello@msu.edu Social computing researchers increasingly need to question the nature of “truth” in our day-to-day work. In this talk, Dr. Bruckman will review ideas from philosophy, especially social epistemology, to give us practical, working definitions of “truth” and “knowledge.” Building on that, she examines the value of virtue epistemology (a combination of social epistemology and virtue ethics) to our research and teaching practice. Finally, exploring reasons why Wikipedia has been successful and broader lessons we can draw from it. […]

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The Internet of Things and Intimate Partner Abuse: Examining Prevalence, Risks, and Outcomes

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Organizer UCL STEaPP | steapp.communications@ucl.ac.uk Via Zoom | RSVP Here In this talk, Megan Knittel will begin with a discussion of her recent paper examining prevalence, risk factors, support-seeking, and personal outcomes of Internet of Things (IoT)-mediated intimate partner abuse. The researchers conducted a survey (N=384) using the MTurk platform of adult women living in the United States who self-reported having experienced intimate partner abuse. They found that approximately 20% of women reported experiencing adverse behavior from an intimate partner using an IoT device, with the most common perpetration occurring with personal assistant devices and GPS enabled devices. Additionally, they found that […]

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