The relationships between data, power, and justice in CSCW research

Stevie Chancellor, Niloufar Salehi, Shion Guha, Sarita Schoenebeck, Jofish Kaye, Elizabeth Stowell, Jen King

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Abstract

Many decisions about social, economic, and personal life are heavily data-driven. At the same time, data has become increasingly quantified, and available to people and institutions in positions of power, often with little introspection or reflection on its positive uses or harmful misuses. This panel will inspect CSCW's role in identifying constructive and appropriate uses of data and its responsibility for protecting against harms and inequalities perpetuated by misuse. The panel will present a series of debates about quantification of data, data surveillance, organizational data use, and policy making. An overarching theme throughout the set of debates is interrogating CSCW's role in extending critical scholarship on power and justice towards academic, policy, and industry impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2019 Companion - Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages102-105
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366922
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2019 - Austin, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2019Nov 13 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Conference

Conference22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin
Period11/9/1911/13/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Data
  • Equity
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Power
  • Privacy
  • Surveillance

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