Wed, Oct 18|
Alway M 212 (And Zoom)
The Science Doesn't Speak for Itself: How Scientists can Counter Misinformation
Join professors, Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West, authors of “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World” for a workshop that will equip you with the essential tools to navigate our information-saturated world.
Time & Location
Oct 18, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Alway M 212 (And Zoom), Cooper Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
About the event
Join professors Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West, authors of “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World,” for a scientists’ workshop focused on preserving scientific integrity. Discover how scientists can effectively shield their work from misrepresentation in the public sphere while navigating the intricate landscape of misinformation within the scientific community. In an era where misinformation and fake news are rampant, they'll lead a discussion on strategies to safeguard scientific integrity, ensuring that science is accurately communicated and understood. In an era where misinformation and fake news are rampant, they'll show you how to dissect and challenge the avalanche of modern-day bullshit, even when it's masked in the language of math and science, and lead a discussion on potential reforms within the scientific community.
Carl T. Bergstrom is a Professor of Biology at the University of Washington. At the forefront of interdisciplinary research focusing on the theme of information, his work spans biology, philosophy of science, sociology, and informatics, encompassing topics such as communication evolution, genomic encoding, research norms, and scholarly activity analysis.
Jevin D. West is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington's Information School. As the co-founder of the Center for an Informed Public, he studies the impact of data and technology on science and society, with a particular emphasis on combating the spread of misinformation.