세미나안내

세미나안내

Leveraging ICT against political, socioeconomic polarization in online/offline spaces

2022-05-03
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Dr. Souneil Park(Telefonica Research) / 2022.05.13

▣ 제목(Title) :  Leveraging ICT against political, socioeconomic polarization in online/offline spaces.

▣ 연사(Speaker) : 박순일 연구원(Telefonica Research)

▣ 초청(Host) : 황인석 교수

▣ 일시(Date &Time) : 2022.5.13(), 4:00 pm ~

▣ 언어(Language) : 영어(English)

▣ Zoom URL : https://postech-ac-kr.zoom.us/j/97754060329?pwd=TUlkdjlqVGV6U1BiZzl4aEZVL2Y3Zz09

  • Zoom ID : 977 5406 0329  Passcode : 251664

In this talk, I will present my works on diversity exposure and social inclusion. Across the globe, rising inequality and political polarization is dismantling common spaces where people from different backgrounds come together. As market mechanisms deeply permeate our society, people make diverging choices about where to live, work, or attend school, even where to shop, socialize, or which hospitals to visit. This societal fragmentation is also mirrored in online spaces, in the choices of news, political contents, social network, and online communities. People increasingly lose common ground and opportunities to build social empathy and collective problem solving skills, which ultimately threatens the democracy and resilience of the society. In the first half, I will present my early works that develop AI and interactive systems that empower people to compare and contrast different ideological viewpoints and practice media literacy in their daily news browsing sessions. The next part will cover my recent works that approach the problem from the dimension of geography and urbanism, and explore social polarization and isolation of activity spaces through data-driven methods.

Souneil Park is currently at Telefonica Research, working in the areas of computational social science, HCI, and information visualization. His recent research interest is in urban informatics, combining data-driven methods and urban geography. Prior to joining Telefonica, he worked on analyzing online media use and developing technologies to enhance people’s ability to comprehensively understand, reason, and make well-informed decisions.

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