#RIP Twitter: The Conditions of Black Social Media Platform Migration

    In this field review, part of our collaboration with the DISCO Network, Rianna Walcott examines the dynamics of Black Twitter following the social media site’s acquisition by Elon Musk, arguing that the processes of transforming social media spaces work as a form of ownership by Black Twitter users.

    Labor & Economy
    Interpreting Transnational Code Worlds/Work: A Conversation with Héctor Beltrán

    Data Fluencies Program Officer Dannah Dennis interviewed Héctor Beltrán about his recently published book Code Work: Hacking across the US/México Techno-Borderlands, discussing how computing intersects with issues of identity, race, ethnicity, class, and nation.

    Data Fluencies Research Development Workshop Applications Open

    Call for applications! The Data Fluencies project is accepting applications for this summer’s Research Development Workshop on the theme of “Drilling Down to the Data: Navigating Data Politics at the Heart of AI Policy.” The workshop will take place at the SSRC offices in Brooklyn on July 22–23, and applications are due April 23 by midnight ET.

    Carceral Technology
    Creating a Culture of Consent for Our Digital Future: A Conversation with Tawana Petty

    Just Tech Program Officer Ever Bussey interviews Just Tech Fellow Tawana Petty about how data extraction and surveillance impact marginalized communities, working with policymakers, and how to address the proliferation of artificial intelligence in an inclusive and consentful manner.

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