Wendy Hui Kyong Chun: Michael and Stacy Koehn Public Lecture in Critical Theory


 Critical Theory at UCI     Dec 3 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Zoom

Add to Calendar 12/03/2020 12:00 PM 12/03/2020 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Wendy Hui Kyong Chun: Michael and Stacy Koehn Public Lecture in Critical Theory Please click the URL for event detail information. https://www.humanities.uci.edu./SOH/calendar/event_details.php?eid=8763 Zoom

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Authenticating Figures: Algorithms and the New Politics of Recognition

Originally planned for March 2020, but canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, UCI Critical Theory is proud to now present this event virtually. 

What does recognition mean in an era of pervasive data capture and automatic pattern detection?  Tracing the historical move from “pattern discrimination” to “pattern recognition,” this talk unpacks the logic and politics of recognition at the core of systems designed to automatically identify and classify users. It argues for the centrality of the humanities in understanding how we have become characters in a drama called “Big Data.”

Professor Chun is Simon Fraser University’s Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication. She is the author of Pattern Discrimination (University of Minnesota Press 2019) Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT 2016), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT 2011), and Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (2006).

This event is free and open to the public

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