Not-Equal Award Showcase

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Join Not-Equal to find out about our recently funded research projects and to explore next steps for digital justice research

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Join us to celebrate the launch of seven new projects from the UKRI Not-Equal Network+, exploring practical responses to help create the conditions for technologies to support social justice.

Not-Equal has funded 17 projects since 2018, and this new selection of projects looks at key issues facing digital society today from tackling fake news to dealing with issues relating to COVID-19.

This interactive event will showcase these latest funded projects where attendees can learn more about the projects and join breakout sessions to discuss ideas around; equitable digital futures; digital economy responses to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic; making digital economy research accountable; and our upcoming Not-Equal Summit event.

We welcome everyone who is interested in how digital technology can support social justice to attend.

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10:30 Welcome

10:45 Session 1: Introducing New Funded Projects and Q&A

  • Equally Digital/Digitally Equal (ED/DE)  Project lead - Joanne Armitage, University of Leeds 

  • Designing Security Infrastructures for Communities with Sensitive Data  Project lead - Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Newcastle University 

  • Tackling Fake News via Fake People: Co-creating a toolkit to help young people recognise fake news   Project lead - Dr Yvonne Skipper, University of Glasgow

  • MiniCoDe – Minimise algorithmic bias in Collaborative Decision Making with Design Fiction  Project leads - Alessio Malizia, University of Hertfordshire & Christina Vasiliou, Northumbria University 

11:30 Break

11:45 Interactive Breakout Session

Please choose from the following options when acquiring a ticket:

1. Equitable digital futures – This session will depart from the current Not-Equal portfolio to open a discussion on the next steps we need to build equitable digital society.

2. Digital tech and COVID-19 – In this session we will consider challenge and opportunities for digital technologies’ role in ‘building back better’ during and post COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Making social justice technologies research accountable – In this session we will discuss practical ways in which we can work to make research accountable to the places and communities we work with.

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 2: Introducing New Funded Projects and Q&A

  • Co-Designing a Food Delivery Platform Co-operative   Project lead - James Muldoon, University of Exeter

  • Crowdsourcing Wage Pledge   Project lead - Jamie Woodcock  - Open University   

  • Covid-19 Debt Advice  Project lead - Adam Wyner, Swansea University 

14:15 Closing Remarks

14:30 Close

Please note: Zoom details will be shared via email before the event.

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We are a Network Plus commissioning innovative research and events which investigate issues of social justice in this technological age. With our partners from across academia, industry, public and third sectors, we have identified 3 challenge areas: algorithmic social justice, digital security for all and fairer futures for businesses and work places. We aim to collaboratively explore issues within these challenge areas to illuminate and address inequalities in the rapidly evolving digital economy.

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