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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Political Polarization in the Digital Age: Is Social Media More than an Echo Chamber?

SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #5

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Does political discussion on social media sites create ‘echo chambers’ for like minded views or foster exposure to diverse political messaging? Register now to hear Pablo Barberá discuss his latest research.

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Digital Power: A ground-breaking journey to reveal the new centres of power and control in the twenty-first century

SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #4

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In this talk, we'll hear Carl discuss his journey to find the reality of power today. From a cyber-crime raid in suburbia to the engine rooms of Silicon Valley, and from the digital soldiers of Berkshire to the hackers of Las Vegas, he will explain how power – the most important currency of all – is being transformed, fought over, won and lost.

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Jun
11
to Jun 12

How technology fails us, and what we can do about it

SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #3

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Our digital lives are built on the promises of strangers. Promises about how technology will change your life, or who will maintain this code, or what will happen to your data.

This talk will cover what we can do about it. Keith Porcaro, fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center, will present his work on data trusts, a legal tool for governing and protecting digital movements.

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Violence: VR & Video Data - Experimental Research into Violent Events

SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #2

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Mark Levine is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Exeter whose research focuses on the role of social identity in pro-social and anti-social behaviour.

Join us to hear Mark talk about his experimental research into aggressive and violent events, where he used CCTV footage and Immersive Virtual Environments to study perpetrator, victim and bystander behaviour.

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Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Big Data & the IRS: The End of Privacy

SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #1

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Kimberly A. Houser is a tech attorney and social media law professor at Washington State University.

She is the author of the Legal Guide to Social Media and The Use of Big Data Analytics by the IRS: Efficient Solution or the End of Privacy as We Know it?

Join us to hear Kimberly talk about her research of the IRS (the US taxing authority) and its illegal use and processing of big data.

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