Michael and Stacy Koehn Public Lecture in Critical Theory

University of California Irvine Critical Theory | School of Humanities | Jan 27, 2020

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Authenticating Figures: Algorithms and the New Politics of Recognition

Humanities Gateway 1030 on Monday, January 27th, from 4-5:30pm.
Reception to follow

What does recognition mean in an era of pervasive data capture and automatic pattern detection?  Tracing the historical move from “pattern discrimination” to “pattern recognition,” this talk unpacks the logic and politics of recognition at the core of systems designed to automatically identify and classify users. It argues for the centrality of the humanities in understanding how we have become characters in a drama called “Big Data.”