Race, Policing, and Detroit’s Project Green Light (web site) — Meet one of the most controversial surveillance systems in the US, offering automated face recognition in private places with real-time monitoring by police.
Sensing Algorithms (grant announcement) — A collaboratory between art, music, architecture, cultural studies, and computer science to make hidden algorithms tangible or visible.
Corrupt Personalization — A forthcoming book project.
Awakenings of the Filtered (demo [PDF], study #1 [PDF], study #2 [PDF]) — To help users audit their own Facebook curation algorithm we developed a system that lets them explore the posts that Facebook filters out.
The RED Project (journal article [PDF], screenshots [PDF]) — Rendering Electromagnetic Distributions (RED) was an interactive system that used a visual metaphor of redlining to illustrate inequality in access to technology.
Digital Studies Meet Platform Studies (research article [PDF]) — Two theoretical worldviews characterize objects of study in the digital media landscape like Google and Facebook: infrastructure studies and platform studies. Can we cross-articulate them? Is one theory really a subset of the other?
Digital Research Confidential (first chapter [PDF], book page at MIT Press) — What if we asked social and computational researchers to describe their research methods by describing what really happened? A book about advancing research methods for studying online behavior.
Digital Futures (project web site) — An event series dedicated to understanding the future of the Internet and digital media.
For more, try: Christian Sandvig’s publications page.