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Oscar Gandy: “Algorithmic Manipulation: How Shall We Respond to the Threats and Challenges Before Us?”

Thursday, May 6 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Oscar H. Gandy Jr. is Herbert I. Schiller Professor Emeritus in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Gandy is an internationally-recognized scholar in the political economy of information and communication, whose work focuses on information subsidies and policy formation, race, privacy and surveillance, discrimination, and media framing and effects. 

Free registration required.


Series Overview

What is Communication? (2021) will investigate instantiations and permutations of communication via models of exchange, modes of inquiry, and meanings of community. While communication has been conceptualized as models of transportation, transmission, and ritual communication is also characterized by modes of sharing, imparting, connecting, and participating. These characteristics can contribute to democracy, as well as facilitating the commons and community/fellowship. This year marks the sixth collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences, social sciences and arts.

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The What is…? Speaker Series is sponsored by the Knight Chair in Communication Research, UO Women in Graduate Science, the Oregon Humanities Center, New Media and Culture Program, and the Department of Philosophy. Additional gratitude to our supporters.