“Becoming Data” is a podcast produced by Public Books in partnership with Data & Society, a research institute that studies the social implications of data-centric technologies and automation.
Their host is Natalie Kerby, a media producer, editor, researcher, and currently, the digital content associate at Data & Society. She explores: How long has human life been quantified as data, and in what contexts? What are some major implications of humanity being measured as data? How are people pushing back against the datafication of human life, work, health, and citizenship?
Episode 4: Data & Infrastructure, featuring Laura Forlano, Ranjit Singh, and Natalie Kerby, June 7, 2021
Scholars Laura Forlano and Ranjit Singh join our host, Natalie Kerby, to explore the different infrastructures that data interacts with and flows through. Whose values get embedded into the algorithms that increasingly govern our lives? How are these data infrastructures complicating what it means to be human?