Kaiser Permanente Sponsored: Education, Incarceration and Justice
The United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the history of the world.
In this Praxis lab, students will explore the historically rooted relationship among education, incarceration, and justice. Current statistics indicate that most people enter prison without a high school diploma or GED at the time of their arrest.
When Machines Decide: the Promise and Peril of Living in a Data-Driven Society
We live in an age of information abundance. An age where every aspect of our daily life is monitored, tracked, recorded and stored by data aggregators and government. Video cameras, automatic license plate readers, online activity trackers are pervasively and constantly gathering data. Common, everyday inanimate objects such as TVs, fitness bands, cars and cell phones are now linked to the Internet and to each other and are “always on”, collecting mountains of data about their surroundings and the people who use them. This data is being digitized and stored in massive databases for governments, businesses, scientists and others to review and analyze, using sophisticated algorithms and data analytics to make decisions that impact our lives.