Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Roboprocesses Workshop hosted On Campus, Sept. 24th-25th

This Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th, George Washington University's Elliott School for International Affairs will play host to a workshop bringing together contributors to an edited volume on "roboprocesses". Co-organizer and Chair of the workshop Hugh Gusterson describes roboprocesses as "...the kinds of scripted algorithms banks use to decide whether you get a mortgage, governments use to decide whether you're a security risk, etc".

Fresh from an appointment at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton where he studied the use of polygraphs in the national security state and in popular culture, Dr. Gusterson officially joins the faculty of the GW Department of the Anthropology this fall. His areas of expertise include militarism, nuclear culture, the anthropology of science, ethics, international security, public anthropology, and methods.

View the Roboprocesses Workshop schedule, including participants and discussants, after the jump.

For those interested and capable of attending the workshop, please consult the following schedule:

Thursday, September 24: 
Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505

12:30 pm lunch

2 p.m. Introductory remarks

2:45 p.m. Roger Lancaster The US Carceral System

Discussant: Brett Williams

3:30 p.m. Sally Merry, Global Statistics

Discussant: Michael Barnett

4:15 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey,  US border Control

Discussant: Khaled Furani

5:15 p.m. Susan Terrio, immigration courts

Discussant: Fida Adeley

Friday, September 25
Room 305, Media and Public Affairs Building at 805 21st Street (on the corner of 21st and H 

8:30 a.m.  light breakfast

9 a.m . Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez, Roboeducation

Discussant: Amy Best

9:45 a.m. Joseph Masco, Surveillance

Discussant: Joel Kuipers

 10:30 a.m. break

10:45 a.m. Robert Gehl, Data Profiling

Discussant: Ed Liebow

11:30 a.m. Alex Blanchette, Food Production

Discussant: Andy Bickford

12:30-1:30  lunch

1:30 p.m. Noelle Stout, Mortgages and Bankruptcy

Discussant: Johanna Bockman

2:15 p.m. The overall project

Discussant: Richard Grinker

3:30 p.m. Participants disperse, but the conversation can continue for those not in a hurry

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