Next in Data Visualization | Michelle Borkin

May 6, 2019
Next in Data Visualization | Michelle Borkin

DATA VISUALIZATION ACROSS DISCIPLINES
Michelle Borkin, assistant professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University, and codirector of the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium

Michelle Borkin works on the development of novel visualization techniques and tools to enable new insights and discoveries in data. She works across disciplines to bring together computer scientists, doctors, and astronomers to collaborate on new analysis and visualization techniques, and cross-fertilize techniques across disciplines.

The Next in Science series allows early-career scientists whose creative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the Greater Boston area.

Joy Buolamwini, “AI, Ain’t I a Woman?” | Vision & Justice

May 6, 2019
Joy Buolamwini, “AI, Ain’t I a Woman?” | Vision & Justice

At “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Joy Buolamwini performed her spoken word piece “AI, Ain’t I a Woman?”—her response to algorithmic bias, or the fact that AI systems often either mischaracterize or fail to recognize dark-skinned faces. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Joy Buolamwini, founder, Algorithmic Justice League; research assistant, MIT Media Lab

Race, Technology, and Algorithmic Bias | Vision & Justice

May 6, 2019
Race, Technology, and Algorithmic Bias | Vision & Justice

At “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Joy Buolamwini, Latanya Sweeney, and Darren Walker come together to discuss the limits of technology in the face of algorithmic bias, or the fact that AI systems often either mischaracterize or fail to recognize dark-skinned faces. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Joy Buolamwini, founder, Algorithmic Justice League; research assistant, MIT Media Lab

Latanya Sweeney, professor of government and technology in residence, Department of Government, Harvard University

Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation

Discovering the Flint Crisis | Vision & Justice

May 6, 2019

In a conversation titled “Race, Justice, and the Environment” at “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Chelsea Clinton and Mona Hanna-Attisha discuss the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, to which Hanna-Attisha helped bring public attention. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, Clinton Foundation

Mona Hanna-Attisha, assistant professor of pediatrics and human development and founder and director of the Michigan State University–Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, Michigan State University

Introduced by Sarah Lewis, assistant professor of history of art and architecture and African and African-American studies, Harvard University

Race, Childhood, and Inequality in the Political Realm | Vision & Justice

May 2, 2019
Race, Childhood, and Inequality in the Political Realm | Vision & Justice

To close out the morning session of “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Robin Bernstein moderates a discussion with the young activists Yara Shahidi and Naomi Wadler about civic engagement and the difficult realities of black childhood. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Robin Bernstein, Dillon Professor of American History and professor of African and African American studies and of studies of women, gender, & sexuality, Harvard University

Yara Shahidi, actor, Black-ish and Grown-ish; activist; founder, Eighteen x 18

Naomi Wadler, activist

Introduced by Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Cultural Citizenship | Vision & Justice

May 2, 2019
Cultural Citizenship | Vision & Justice

In the first panel of the morning session of “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Drew Gilpin Faust moderates a conversation with Wynton Marsalis and Diane Paulus about art production and pedagogy. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Drew Gilpin Faust, president emerita and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

Wynton Marsalis, musician, composer, and bandleader; managing and artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Diane Paulus, Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater and professor of the practice of theater in the Department of English, Harvard University

Mass Incarceration and Visual Narratives | Vision & Justice

May 2, 2019
Mass Incarceration and Visual Narratives | Vision & Justice

To close out the afternoon session of “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Danielle Allen, Elizabeth Hinton, and Bryan Stevenson gathered to conduct a conversation about historical inequalities in the criminal justice system and the enduring impact of mass incarceration. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Elizabeth Hinton, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director, Equal Justice Initiative; professor of clinical law, New York University

Introduced by Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

The Road to rescue | Evie Shockley

May 1, 2019
The Road to rescue | Evie Shockley
 
As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Evie Shockley RI ’19 reads selected poems, ending with a work in progress: a long narrative poem that is part epic, part speculative fiction, and part exploration. Shockley is the author of three books of poetry and a critical monograph. Specializing in 20th-century African American literature, contemporary poetry and poetics, and black studies, she is a professor of English at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Musical Opening by Wynton Marsalis | Vision & Justice

May 1, 2019
Musical Opening by Wynton Marsalis | Vision & Justice

To open the Friday, April 26 session of “Vision & Justice,” Wynton Marsalis performed at Sanders Theatre. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Wynton Marsalis, musician, composer, and bandleader; managing and artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dan Nimmer, piano

Taurien (TJ) Reddick, drums

Phillip Norris, bass

Unsettled Citizens | Economic Citizenship

April 29, 2019
Unsettled Citizens | Economic Citizenship

WELCOME
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

FRAMING REMARKS (5:21)
Daniel Carpenter, faculty director of the social sciences program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

ECONOMIC CITIZENSHIP (13:24)
In the first panel of the “Unsettled Citizens” conference. presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, panelists debate the concept of economic citizenship, asking to what extent citizenship can be bought, constituted, or even lost by means of variation in wealth.

Featuring: K. Sabeel Rahman (17:28), president, Demos; associate professor of law, Brooklyn Law School

Rosita Kaaháni Worl (31:45), president, Sealaska Heritage Institute

Zephyr Teachout (52:55), associate professor of law, Fordham University School of Law

Moderated by Kenneth W. Mack, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law, Harvard Law School 

PANEL DISCUSSION (1:11:14)

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:24:53)

 

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