Data flows around the world as computers trade in 0s and 1s, silently making decisions that affect all of us, every day. Meanwhile, we humans shout louder than ever before, spreading news and opinions through social media, polarising society and pitting ourselves against each other.
In conjunction with Bridget Williams Books and Auckland University of Technology, this panel discussion covers three topics from the book Shouting Zeros and Ones (ed Andrew Chen), a BWB Text being released in August 2020. Join Dr. David Hall (moderator), Curtis Barnes, Anjum Rahman, Kathy Errington, and Donna Cormack as they discuss the spread of disinformation, reducing online harm, and Māori data sovereignty.
You can drop into this event at any time.
Curtis Barnes is an Auckland-based researcher and analyst of emerging technologies policy. His focus lies at the intersection of law, information, and the internet.
Anjum Rahman is the founder and Project Lead of the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono, as well as a member of the newly formed Independent Advisory Committee of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.
Dr. Donna Cormack (Kāti Mamoe, Kai Tahu) is a researcher and teacher with joint positions at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (University of Auckland) and Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pomare (University of Otago). Her work focuses on the impacts of racism and colonialism on Māori health, Māori Data Sovereignty, and critical, decolonial research practices.
David Hall is a Senior Researcher with The Policy Observatory. He has a D.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford and experience in journalism, publishing and the non-governmental sector. His research interests include ethics and public policy, and environmental policy.