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Tuesday, September 29 • 10:30 - 11:20
Data Ethics - Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers, Inc.

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I examine the ethics of Big Data in several ongoing projects and the possibilities of engaging subject communities in the processes and projects. As background: The ethics of data, especially "Big Data," can be considered as the linked ethics of gathering the data and then interpreting it. Big Data--the data and interpretation dyad--complicates this otherwise dull as dishwater process in part by obscuring acquisition and reading it as discovery, and in part by abstracting the particular elements making up the data even as those may refer to persons and their doings. That is: Were an experiment conducted on any population, the persons objectified would likely have to sign their consent. This talk looks to ways to engage (and so form) communities as subjects and not just objects of Big Data projects. Apache's important projects are key here.

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Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2015 10:30 - 11:20 CEST

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