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Translating critical perspectives on technology – Lunch talk with Zara Rahman

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Lunch talk with Zara Rahman: Translating critical perspectives on technology to wider audiences
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 · 1pm · HIIG Kitchen

Technology and data are affecting many facets of every day life for billions of people around the world. In response to this, over the past years, academic and research communities have developed ways of thinking critically about technology and data. But who benefits from these findings, and this research? Beyond the academy, are there ways that we could increase the accessibility and relevance of our research in the real world, for real-world benefit?

Zara Rahman will talk about the importance of building bridges between civil society and researchers thinking critically about technology and data, informed by her year’s research as a fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute in New York City, and her professional background working with non profits to help them use technology and data more effectively, responsibly and strategically, most recently at international non-profit organisation The Engine Room.

The lunch talk is open to the public, please register in advance via

Event date

27.09.2017 | 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm ical | gcal


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin


Katrin Werner

Former Coordinator for Science Communication and Fundraising


This high-profile lecture series thrives to develop a European perspective on the processes of transformation that our societies are currently undergoing.


Once a month we publicly discuss the impact of digitalisation on the society. Therefore we invite special guests and engage in a dialogue with the audience.


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