PLASMA presents Martha Poon

Feb 9th 2015

TONIGHT, Monday, 2/9/15 @ 6:30 PM
Center For the Arts Room 112!

Join us for an intriguing consideration of the algorithm and its implications!

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MARTHA POON is a social scientist interested in how data-intensive systems are changing the public’s relationship to finance. She researches and writes about the impact of credit scoring technology on consumer access to credit. At Data & Society Research Institute Martha will be developing strategies for investigating, explaining, and communicating the role of information systems in financial innovation.

She will present on “What Lenders See – A Story of Credit Scores and Invisible Algorithms”.

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PLASMA — Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art (PLASMA) is a speaker, film, and media arts series presented by the Department of Media Study and co-sponsored by numerous related SUNY Buffalo departments, programs, institutes, and centers, presenting acclaimed, innovative, and adventurous forays across shifting media-arts boundaries. PLASMA speakers present outstanding currents of thought in the field, including media theory, New Media work, artistic practice, game studies, gender and technology, robotics, locative media, performance, media poetics, and a multiple of related interdisciplinary approaches. PLASMA LECTURES and presentations include: (1) an introduction to the work of the artist; (2) a talk or presentation by the artist, and; (3) an opportunity for questions and conversation with each visitor.

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