Humane algorithms for the time of coronavirusRead More Rediet Abebe: towards an algorithmic justice
Confronting the Citizenship Amendment ActRead More They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds
A month back I watched a documentary on Abdus Salam, the first physicist from Pakistan to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. During his lifetime, he made significant contributions to quantum mechanics and was awarded the Nobel for his development of theory of the electroweak interaction. You can watch it on Netflix, here is […]Read More The stateless quantum mechanics of Abdus Salam
The picture and words are from the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. It is a memorial to the 4,400 and some victims of racial terror — mostly African Americans were murdered between the years 1877 and 1950. Last weekend as I tried to wrap my mind around the tragedy, my […]Read More Because Peace Requires Bravery
How we get ourselves freeRead More Aspiring towards anti-racism
How pervasive is facial recognition use in American cities?Read More Which cities use facial recognition?
As the current administration of the U.S. continues to place restrictions on travel to Cuba, my heart aches, and my mind goes to back to amazing days that we spent in Havana and Trinidad last summer. A year later, impressions remain with me. Walking the streets of Habana and Trinidad, one is left optimistic on […]Read More Cuba as a prayer to inclusion
Should we end prisons? I have been thinking through this question since reading a recent New York Times article on Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s efforts to dismantle, if not slow the role of, the prison industrial complex. Her focus has been the California prison system and has a book you should check out called The Golden […]Read More Do we need prisons?
San Francisco recently passed an ordinance controlling the use of facial recognition in the city. The ordinance was in large part thanks to the pioneering research of Joy Buolamwini. The argument against the technology is twofold: first, the technology is highly invasive in public spaces and may constitute a direct threat to basic (US) constitutional […]Read More San Francisco passes facial recognition ordinance
The statistical who exposed the Tuskegee experimentsRead More Remembering Bill Jenkins