ITP Camp 2021

Topics in Tech: Discussion - "WTF is Data Mining anyway?" - Ethical Tech

Session Leaders: Vidisha

Tags: #itp #creative tech #discussion

Created By: Vidisha

Weekly discussion - For those in need of a little break from MAKING, and who want to discuss and think about the technology we are making in the context in the world we live in!

Being ethical when we make is a consideration we must keep in mind as we create, but to do this, it's important to think of times when tech has been abused. Data mining is always used as the prime example, but WTF is it?! If you're unsure, come through!

Open to everyone! If you're keen to learn some brand new terms and theoretical concepts that makers grapple with, or if you already have extensive thoughts on the concept and want to share and bounce ideas, or if you just want to listen and absorb.

I'll be introducing the topic and terms so everyone is on the same page, but then it's just a discussion!!! :)

I'd recommend watching some of The Great Hack if you can in advance, it gives a case study on the cambridge analytica data mining scandal.