Digital Identities: From Social Networks to Deepfakes

In today’s fast-paced technological world, scholars and activists are looking closely at the connection between users’ offline and online identities across different social media platforms and exploring the differences in how older and younger generations understand their digital identity.
The global pandemic and the normalization of remote learning and working in many industries necessitates the need to understand how underlying online architecture and algorithms can lead to marginalization of certain communities.
In this course, students use readings and case studies to understand the current scholarship around digital identities (all the available online information about a person) with a special focus on artificial intelligence such as deepfakes and the algorithmic structures that support systems of oppression. We will also examine how to tackle hate speech and other forms of online racism. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of how online identities are created and manipulated
  • Knowledge about how artificial intelligence is being used to oppression
  • Tools for combating hate speech and racism online

Ideal for

  • Educators and trainers
  • All members of the community, regardless of educational or professional status
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.