Join us on April 22 for a “Matrix on Point” discussion, as a group of distinguished panelists will approach questions of objectivity, disinformation, and the construction of truth from a media-consumption (rather than media-production) perspective, focusing on how internet users find information, how algorithms play a deterministic role in search results, and how lies propagate and solidify. We also want to take a self-reflexive approach to these issues, looking at the strategies that scholars and journalists have developed to study these phenomena and understand their impact on our society.
This event is presented as part of the Matrix on Point discussion series, which promotes focused, cross-disciplinary conversations on today’s most pressing contemporary issues. Offering opportunities for scholarly exchange and interaction, each Matrix On Point features the perspectives of leading scholars and specialists from different disciplines, followed by an open conversation. These thought-provoking events are free and open to the public.
- Francesca Tripodi, Assistant Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science; Senior Faculty Researcher, Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life
- Sun-ha Hong, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, and author of Technologies of Speculation: The limits of knowledge in a data-driven society (NYU Press, 2020)
- Kevin Roose, a tech columnist for The New York Times, and author of three books, including Futureproof, a guide to surviving the technological future, and the host of “Rabbit Hole,” a New York Times podcast about the many ways the internet is influencing our beliefs and behavior.
- Geeta Anand (Moderator), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Dean and Professor at Berkeley Journalism.