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January 2019

CESTA Seminar Series with James T. Hamilton

January 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What is Computational Journalism? What Could it Be? Abstract: Investigative journalism is underprovided in the market, but new combinations of data and algorithms may make it easier for journalists to discover and tell the stories that hold institutions accountable. Computational journalism is a rapidly evolving field that describes stories told by, through, and about algorithms. This talk will provide an overview of how computational journalism is growing as a reporting practice and as a research field. Particular attention will be…

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February 2019

CESTA Seminar Series with James Zou

February 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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CESTA Seminar Series with Abby Rumsey

February 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We Are What We Remember: Memory, Identity, and Forgetting Abstract: Historian Abby Smith Rumsey will explore how memory shapes both personal and collective identity. Together biological and cultural memory create a sense of self that is stable yet always in flux. We exploit information technologies to elide the inevitable loss of human memory, in the process favoring some types of evidence over others. Digital memory appears to offer us a way around such limits. Image, sound, text, and data—all can…

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CESTA Seminar Series with Jure Leskovec

February 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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