Race & Computing

Week 4 Race and Computing

Curated by Theodora Vardouli
Moderated by Simone Mauro and Reda Berrada 

July 27, 2020

Required readings

Benjamin, Ruha. “Introduction.” Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. John Wiley and Sons, 2019.

Kurgan, Laura et al. “Homophily: The Urban History of an Algorithm.” E-Flux Architecture, 2019. https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/are-friends-electric/289193/homophily-the-urban-history-of-an-algorithm/

Further readings

Benjamin, Ruha, ed. Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life. Duke University Press, 2019.

Eubanks, Virginia. Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. First ed., St. Martin’s Press, 2018.

Noble, Safiya Umoja. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York University Press, 2018.

McIlwain, Charlton D. Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from the Afronet to Black Lives Matter. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Nakamura, Lisa, and Peter Chow-White. Race After the Internet. Routledge, 2012.

Rankin, Joy Lisi. A People’s History of Computing in the United States. Harvard University Press, 2018.

Angwin, Julia, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner. “Machine Bias.” Propublica. 2016. https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing

Buranyi, Stephan. “Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulses.” Guardian, 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/aug/08/rise-of-the-racist-robots-how-ai-is-learning-all-our-worst-impulses

Kayser-Bril, Nicolas. “Google apologizes after its Vision AI produced racist results.” Algorithm Watch. 2020. https://algorithmwatch.org/en/story/google-vision-racism/

Burstein Ben-Aharon, Aya. “Is AI doomed to be racist and sexist?” UX Collective. 2019. https://uxdesign.cc/is-ai-doomed-to-be-racist-and-sexist-97ee4024e39d

*Also take a look at this extensive list of resources at the Algorithmic Justice League
(https://www.ajlunited.org) Library: https://www.ajlunited.org/library/home

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