Last week, the personalised communication group visited New York City for several highly interesting meetings. On Thursday, we met with the research team of Data & Society. Data & Society is a research institute that is focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development. We talked to several staff members, researchers and fellows about common research interest and possible collaborations.
On Friday, we visited the Privacy Research Group of the Information Law Institute of the New York University (NYU). In this group, students, professors, and professionals who are passionate about exploring, protecting, and understanding privacy in the digital age come together. During an inspiring meeting, we talked about common research interest and issues that are important to personalised communication. This meeting might also lead to possible collaborations.
After meeting NYU, we visited the Facebook location in NYC where we got a tour around the location (for instance, the lab and work spaces).
On Saturday, we participated in the “Unlocking the Black Box Conference“ of the Information Society Project of the Yale Law School. Balázs Bodó gave an excellent presentation about the research project. More specifically, he outlined how ‘the Black Box’ can be investigated and discussed the ethical and legal challenges when conducting research in this area.
We look back on a very interesting, motivating and exciting trip while meeting very inspiring colleagues working on similar topics.