[Air-L] Webcast Wednesday: Atlas of AI by Kate Crawford

Jack Qiu jacklqiu at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 20:07:42 PDT 2021

Dear all,

You're welcome to join the Asian launch for Professor Kate Crawford's new
book: *Atlas of AI*:* Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of
Artificial Intelligence *(Yale University Press, 2021). This book maps out
the planetary networks of AI systems and how they are reshaping the world
toward undemocratic governance and increased inequality.

*Time: *Sep 29, 2021, 08:00-9:30 PM (Singapore time UTC+8)
*Registration Link:* https://cutt.ly/FmOptUW (Zoom webinar, free of charge)
*Book author & main speaker: *Professor Kate Crawford is renowned for her
world-leading scholarship on AI (artificial intelligence) from social,
political, and cultural perspectives. Formerly founding director of the AI Now
Institute at NYU, Crawford is currently a Research Professor of
Communication and STS at the Annenberg School of University of Southern
California, a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and the
inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure
in Paris. Her academic research has been published in journals such as
*Nature*, *Science*, and *Information, Communication & Society*. Beyond
academic journals, she has also written for *The New York Times, The
Atlantic, Harpers’ Magazine*, among others. Her work also includes
collaborative art projects and critical visual design. Her project* Anatomy
of an AI System *with Vladan Joler — which maps the full lifecycle of the
Amazon Echo — won the Beazley Design of the Year Award in 2019, and is in
the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the
V&A Museum in London.
*Moderator: *Dr. Rosemary Overell (Department of Communications and New
Media, National University of Singapore)
*Lead discussants:* Drs. Kokil Jaidka and Jack Linchuan Qiu (Department of
Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore)

Sorry for cross-posting if you have already seen this.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Director <https://ap5.fas.nus.edu.sg/fass/cnmqlj/>, Dept
of Communications & New Media, <https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/> National U
of Singapore
New article, "Radical praxis of computing in the PRC
<https://doi.org/10.1080/24701475.2021.1949817>", *Internet Histories*
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<https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1933565>", *iCS* (2021)
New special issue of *Comunicação e Sociedade,* "Digital Platforms in
Connected Economies
<https://revistacomsoc.pt/index.php/revistacomsoc/issue/view/175>" (2021)
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<https://www.cefc.com.hk/issue/china-perspectives-2021-1/>" (2021)
Chapter, Toward a sustainable information society, in Routledge Handbook of
Digital Media and Comm
Special issue of *Contracampo: Brazilian J of Comm,* "Platform Labor
<https://periodicos.uff.br/contracampo/issue/view/2137/showToc>" (2020)

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