Unhinged Collaboration

Unhinged Collaboration

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What we learn about ourselves by studying social media with Dr. Jin Lee
10-11-2023
What we learn about ourselves by studying social media with Dr. Jin Lee
In this compelling episode we welcome the insightful Dr. Jin Lee, a scholar whose research transcends boundaries, both geographically and academically. Dr. Lee, whose life weaves through South Korea, the United States, and Australia, along with a profound presence in online spaces, brings a unique perspective to our understanding of media and cultural dynamics. With a keen focus on marginalized communities, Dr. Lee's work sheds light on how women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals navigate and carve out spaces for themselves in the media landscape. Join us as we delve into Dr. Lee's explorations of media intimacies and the practices these communities engage in to foster connections and build lives within digital and cultural realms. In our conversation, Dr. Lee will reveal her findings on the YouTube comment sections, not just as casual conversation spots, but as fertile ground for learning and engagement. We'll also discuss her research on dating app Tinder through the lens of Reddit discussions, probing the critical question, "What is the dominant reading of Tinder?" and its implications for social minorities seeking connection. Moreover, we'll examine the intricate dance between social media and K-pop, as Dr. Lee unpacks the social media practices at the intersection of fandom and cultural expression. This episode is an invitation to look beyond the surface of our digital interactions and understand the deeper currents that influence them. Dr. Jin Lee's perspectives offer a nuanced look at how personal lives are constructed and understood in the age of media. Ready to learn more about Dr. Jin Lee and the research discussed in this conversation? https://ljin8788.wixsite.com/website/about Explore the scholars recommended by Dr. Lee for further consideration: https://wishcrys.com/ https://www.wired.com/author/whitney-phillips/ https://cmsw.mit.edu/podcast-andre-brock-black-twitter-cultural-informatics/?utm_content=bufferf8fa6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
What does it mean to bond with a bot? with Anna Oakes
27-10-2023
What does it mean to bond with a bot? with Anna Oakes
In this riveting episode, we sit down with the co-host of the groundbreaking podcast, ‘Bot Love’ Anna Oakes. The show has taken the podcasting world by storm, delving deep into the intertwining realms of love, human relationships, and the influence of AI-driven chatbots. But what's the story behind 'Bot Love'? Our guest takes us on a journey back to the podcast's inception, sharing the unexpected twists and revelations they faced while hosting the show. The conversation takes a reflective turn as we discuss the nature of human-AI connection and the profound questions the show raises. Does AI companionship truly put us more in touch with our humanity? Or does it blur the lines of genuine human connection? Our guest opens up about the lingering questions they grappled with after their deep-dive research for the show. As a seasoned journalist, our guest sheds light on the future of AI in the media. Where should our collective curiosity about AI lead us? And what are the gaps and nuances in AI coverage that often go unnoticed? Tune in for an enlightening discussion that pushes the boundaries of technology, love, and self-reflection. Learn more about Bot Love: https://radiotopiapresents.fm/bot-love Learn more about our guest: Anna Oakes is an audio producer and journalist. She got her start in audio at Heritage Radio Network, producing English and Spanish stories on food politics, immigration, and labor in New York. Anna worked previously in Madrid, at Revista Contexto, La Marea, and the Association for the Recuperation of Historical Memory, where she reported on colonial legacies and the Franco dictatorship. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has an MPhil from the University of Cambridge in Spanish and Comparative Literature. She’s currently an associate editor at Hark Audio. You can find her on Twitter @a_lkoakes.
AI Literacy Needs To Be For Everyone with Dr. Su Lin Blodgett
13-10-2023
AI Literacy Needs To Be For Everyone with Dr. Su Lin Blodgett
Dr Blodgett is a senior researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI (FATE) group at Microsoft Research Montréal. She's broadly interested in examining the social and ethical implications of natural language processing technologies; she developed approaches for anticipating, measuring, and mitigating harms arising from language technologies, focusing on the complexities of language and language technologies in their social contexts, and on supporting NLP practitioners in their ethical work. Dr. Blodgett has also worked on using NLP approaches to examine language variation and change (computational sociolinguistics), for example developing models to identify language variation on social media. Dr. Blodgett completed a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst working in the Statistical Social Language Analysis Lab under the guidance of Brendan O’Connor, where they were also supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Dr. Blodgett received a B.A. in mathematics from Wellesley College. She interned at Microsoft Research New York in summer 2019, where she had the fortune of working with Solon Barocas, Hal Daumé III, and Hanna Wallach. Ready to explore the research we discuss on this week's episode? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLlj2LZGfQc https://www.researchgate.net/publication/371924250_Taxonomizing_and_Measuring_Representational_Harms_A_Look_at_Image_Tagging ------------------------------------------------------- Join Kathleen and Tricia at CEESA's conference in Malta this March Learn more: https://www.ceesaconference.com/2024/ ---------------------------------------------------------- For a transcript of this episode head to  https://unhingedcollaboration.com/