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What is Digital Inequality?: A Conversation on The Promise of Access
Friday, April 30, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Online
For More Information:
ischoolcomm@umd.edu
https://ischool.umd.edu/events/what-digital-inequality-conversation-promise-access

In his new book, The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope, Daniel Greene of the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) presents new insights on how the digital workforce is being trained and why our attempts to solve poverty with technology so often fail. This virtual event brings together leading scholars to discuss the book and the window it opens into contemporary inequality. As we attempt to escape yet another extreme and unequal economic crisis, it is more important than ever to consider how new technologies are changing the labor market and the institutions that prepare people for it, in order to escape the cycle of quick fixes and easy upgrades pursued by startups, schools, libraries, and cities that should (and often do) know better. Please join Daniel Greene, danah boyd, Steven Jackson, Lilly Irani, and Jessica Vitak for a conversation on the nature of inequality in the information economy, how we define it, and what we can do about it.  

This is a free virtual event, open to the public. Attendees will receive a special event price for Dr. Greene’s book. Pre-registration is required.

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