Computing & Society @ Stanford
Who are we?
Computing & Society is an interdisciplinary group of Stanford students dedicated to bringing more discussions about the ethical and societal implications of computing and computer science research to the Stanford community. We are graduate students and post doctoral fellows in Computer Science, Cyber Policy, Biomedical Informatics and Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.
Speaker Series. During fall quarter 2022, we have a lineup of amazing speakers from many different disciplines, including computer science, philosophy, and psychology, who will be sharing about their work and its ethical and societal implications at our weekly meetings. The meetings will feature a 30-45 minute presentation by the speaker, with time for discussion and questions at the end.
- If We’re Not Careful, Tech Could Hurt the Fight against COVID-19: Here are four questions we need to ask ourselves
Our past discussion topics and associated readings can be found here. Other readings on our list include:
- How Big Tech Manipulates Academia to Avoid Regulation by Rodrigo Ochigame
- Roles for Computing in Social Change by Rediet Abebe et al
- Race After Technology Ch. 2 by Ruha Benjamin
- When the Implication Is Not to Design (Technology) by Eric P. S. Baumer and M. Six Silberman
- Mozilla Zine: With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility
- Ethical OS checklist
- Governing with Algorithmic Impact Assessments: Six Observations by Emanuel Moss et al
- The False Promise of Risk Assessments: Epistemic Reform and the Limits of Fairness by Ben Green
- Critical Race Theory for HCI by Ihudiya Finda Ogbonnaya-Ogburu et al
- Towards decolonising computational sciences by Abeba Birhane and Olivia Guest
- “Good” isn’t good enough by Ben Green
- Abolish Big Data by Yeshimabeit Milner
We meet weekly on Tuesdays, at 4pm-5pm PST at Gates 415. Some of our meetings will be hybrid format to accomodate virtual presenters. If you are interested in joining, subscribe to our mailing list. If you are interested in presenting at one of our meetings or would like to suggest a discussion topic, feel free to get in touch at email@example.com.
We are organizationally supported by the Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab.