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February 2018

Big Data, Surveillance and Race: The Criminal Justice System

February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simon A Cole, PhD, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, School of Social Ecology University of California, Irvine Margaret Hu, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law Moderated by Cecelia Klingele, JD,…

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March 2018

Big Data, Surveillance & Race: A Conversation with Cathy O’Neil

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cathy O’Neil is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award. She earned a…

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June 2018

WPT Broadcast: Big Data, Surveillance and Race

June 4, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

The Holtz Center’s February 22 Science & the Public event will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television.  The first broadcast will air on June 4 at 3:50 pm.   Big Data, Surveillance and Race Cecelia…

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March 2019

Apocalypse WOW: An Adult Swim Event

March 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Madison Children’s Museum, 100 North Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703
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The end of the world has never been this much fun. Join us for a party for preppers and the people who ponder them, including a Brief History of the End of the World with…

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March 2020

The Digital Authoritarians’ Toolbox: How to Protect Digital Democracy

Visiting Lecturer and Science and the Public event The Digital Authoritarians' Toolbox: How to Protect Digital Democracy Brittan Heller, Technology and Human Rights Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School & Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP Democracy is under…

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Technology’s Impact on Local Elections

March 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Technology's Impact on Local Elections Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm, Play Circle Theater, UW Memorial Union A panel featuring City of Madison officials, voting advocates and scholars. Topics will include the impact of technologies on…

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April 2020

Science & the Public Event

April 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Details TBD

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September 2022

Prof. B. Ian Hutchins, Information School

September 29, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Reshaping the Research Enterprise On Zoom. https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97226218352   Research has entered a phase of “hypercompetition”; current organizations and policies are straining under this pressure. Scientists seeking to remain competitive depend on publishing in artificially scarce…

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November 2022

Cristina Mejia Visperas, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Southern California

November 3, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"to touch with our finger all the wounds": Knowledge in Captivity and the Problem of Freedom 5055 Vilas also on Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/95667478499 The Enlightenment tradition and its preoccupation with human progress conjoined rationality with liberation,…

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March 2023

Running Deep – Understanding Water to Understand Our Future

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI
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Recording of this fantastic event available here: https://uwmadison.box.com/s/hyspqzr9nbwy3qe4lvihgqjyap0m0pis Join four leading experts on water and society to explore how water helps us understand the present moment -- and how thinking about water differently can help…

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