College of Arts and Letters, Career Development, Performing & Visual Arts, Talks & Lectures
28 Apr 2020

Visiting Artist Lecture: Surya Mattu

Visual Arts & Technology Lecture Series

Who's the artist? 

Surya Mattu is a Brooklyn-based investigative journalist, artist and engineer and who looks at the ways in which algorithmic systems perpetuate systemic biases and inequalities in society.

Currently, he works as an investigative data journalist at The Markup. Previously, he was a contributing researcher at ProPublica, where he worked on Machine Bias, a series that aims to highlight how algorithmic systems can be biased and discriminate against people.Machine Bias was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Explanatory Journalism.

He also worked at Gizmodos’ Special Projects Desk and as a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab. He has shown work at The Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Museum of Art & Design, The Whitney Museum, V&A Museum and Bitforms Gallery

What's the Visual Arts and Technology Lecture Series?

In this series, Stevens students have the unique opportunity to meet successful artists from across New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. Everyone from Stevens is invited to come and find about what it means to be a working artist in this day and age. This series is just one exciting portion of Stevens' visual arts and technology program. 

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