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Artificial Intelligence and Warfare

Published on October 30th, 2019In June of 2018, following a campaign initiated by activist employees within the company, Google announced its intention not to renew a US Defense Department contract for Project Maven, an initiative to automate the identification of military targets based on drone video footage. Defendants of the […]

Lecture by Professor Elizabeth Losh About Her New Book: #Hashtag

Published on October 27th, 2019No one invented the hashtag, because everyone invented the hashtag: Digital labor and the rhetoric of metadata Elizabeth Losh is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at William and Mary with a specialization in New Media Ecologies.  Before coming to William and Mary, she directed the Culture, […]

Research Workshop on Latin American Media Studies with Professor Cristina Venegas

Published on October 9th, 2019 Global Media Dialogues:  Media and Technology in Contemporary Latin America November 21, 2019, 1-4pm at E51-275 The GMTaC Lab will launch a Global Media Dialogues series with a research workshop on Media and Technology in Contemporary Latin America featuring Professor Cristina Venegas from UC Santa […]

Matt Graydon and Lisa Parks publish article, “Connecting the Unconnected: A Critical Assessment of US Satellite Internet Services” in the journal, Media, Culture and Society, forthcoming fall 2019.

Published on July 10th, 2019 An estimated four billion people worldwide still lack reliable access to the internet, with the majority concentrated in developing countries. It is within this context that a significant expansion of the satellite internet industry is taking place, bringing grand visions of social and economic growth […]

GMTaC Joins AI For Good Global Summit in Geneva

Published on May 24th, 2019Graduate student and GMTaC Research Assistant Iago Bojczuk will represent the lab at the AI For Good Global Summit from May 29-31 in Geneva. Organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) with United Nations (UN) sister agencies, XPRIZE Foundation and ACM, the AI For Good Global Summit […]

Lisa Parks to Deliver University of Montana Commencement Speech

Published on May 3rd, 2019Lisa Parks will deliver the 2019 commencement address at the University of Montana on May 4.  “We are delighted to have such an esteemed University of Montana graduate and respected thinker as our speaker this year,” UM President Seth Bodnar said in an earlier statement. Parks […]

Lisa Parks Discusses Space Internet Systems in New Scientist Magazine

Published on May 3rd, 2019 GMTaC Director Lisa Parks is quoted in the New Scientist article “The race to build a space internet available to anyone, anywhere” So all the laser satellite projects plan to use radio waves to communicate with the ground from orbit, which means using pricey steerable antennas […]