ideas leading to dissertation  work





I see my three fields of Visualizing Computation, Critical Computation, and Reflexive Computation, as three components of a methodology.

I imagine developing a dissertation project that puts into practice the ideas I have been exploring in my three fields, as a design research project.

My main idea is to work with a single algorithm that is used in various contexts (terrorism, spam, welfare, shopping), from the controversial to the benign. Find a foundational algorithm, visualize its logic, then show how it works in a benign context, and also an ethically controversial context. How is it different, where is the ethical position in the computation? Visualize the difference.

Questions:

How to visualize an ethical position in an algorithm? I haven’t done this yet, other than mistakes.

Working with the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, at USC
A lab at USC that I have been working with, led by Milind Tambe.
I am unsure how much my disseration project should be defined by the lab.

They have a suitable project that addresses ethics in AI.
Algorithms that use bayesian probability in network theory, applied to vulnerable groups in Los Angeles.

Moving from a discussion of ethics to a discussion of human rights in algorithms. Philip Alston, NYU School of Law

What would a propositional, speculative AI look like, for affirmative action for example? Bias/mistakes presumes neutrality is possible. How to visualizing the asymmetry of power vs visualizing bias?

How does the culture feel it? How can I bring back cinematic, sensual imagery into my work, in combination with the graphical and analytical? Should I?

Should I work on deep learning?

Visualizing how emergence is a political issue?

Kevin De Liban, Legal Aid of Arkansas, lawyer litigating machine learning algorithms used to determine access to medicaid.