Virginia Eubanks visits the Netherlands 16 to 20 January 2019 through the Open Call of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s International Visitor Programme.
With a three-day programme media lab SETUP wants to start a conversation about new inequalities in society as a possible consequence of automation. During three days various parties and Eubanks will meet to discuss and take stock of the situation in the Netherlands.
On 16 January, Eubanks will speak during the Privacyrede 2019, in Utrecht. This edition of the annual speech discusses algorithmic decision-making and how it may possibly result in divisions within society. In her lecture Eubanks explains how the new 'data regime' has a serious impact on countless lives, using sensational and painful examples. On Thursday 17 January, Eubanks will talk to members of various political parties during a public hearing. Eubanks concludes her visit on Friday 18 January with an Expert Meeting with students and researchers from Tilburg University, the journalism and innovation professorship of Fontys University, Mindlabs and Design Academy Eindhoven.
Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor of Political Science, University at Albany) writes about technology and social justice. For her book Automating Inequality (2018) she investigated the consequences of data mining and predictive algorithms on the 'working-class' of America.