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The Artist Series Two: iSquare Protocol

The Artist Series Two: iSquare Protocol

Artist Series Two: iSquare Protocol, What is Information? An interview with Jenna Hartel @ the iSchool, University of Toronto   This past spring, an exhibition called REWIRED: ART X BISSEL opened within the iSchool’s Bissel building which stems of the main Robarts building. The exhibition features the work of artists whose work focuses on the intersections between […]

The Ethics of Algorithms

The Ethics of Algorithms

  When we interact with technology, we tend to assume that our tools are neutral, unbiased machines. How can an algorithm, a mathematical sequence, be discriminatory? Those responsible for coding our online spaces, writing the algorithms that mediate our digital lives spaces necessarily, whether knowingly or unknowingly embed their worldviews and biases into our online […]

Citizen Lab: Leaks, Hacking, and Fake News

Citizen Lab: Leaks, Hacking, and Fake News

  The terms leaks, hacking and fake news have been tossed around frequently by reporters, government officials, and activists. What do these terms mean, and how do they impact our digital identities? This May, the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab released a report that sheds some light on these terms, and answers some questions that we often think, but […]