SAVE the DATE TAPIA 2020 September 16-19, 2020

2019 Tapia Conference

The Fallacy of Objectivity: Leveraging Situated Knowledges to Advance Computing for Social Justice

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 11:10AM-12:10PM


Despite recent attention to problems of bias in computing and the negative consequences these biases have on marginalized communities, the work of cultural relevancy, broadening participation, mitigating machine bias, and examining research and development ethics is still undervalued by the computing research field at large. In this workshop, organizers will relate their experiences with the field’s resistance to attending to matters of social justice in computing. Organizers engage the audience in a series of activities exploring how critical analysis of the positive and negative consequences of technology in society is an essential part of ethical, robust, transformative technological advancement.

Workshop Presenters:
Rua M. Williams, Ph.D. Student, University of Florida
Jeremy A. M. Waisome, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida
Kyla McMullen, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Emma Drobina, Ph.D. Student, University of Florida HXR Lab