Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu 2018
Gizmodo Media Group
Kashmir Hill is an investigative reporter at Gizmodo Media Group, focusing on privacy and technology. She specializes in first-person reporting and has previously lived on Bitcoin, worked as an invisible girlfriend, and purchased a sterling online reputation for a fake business. Hill was previously a senior editor for Fusion, where she edited its technology vertical Real Future. She has worked as a senior online editor for Forbes Magazine and editor for Above the Law, among other publications. Her 2016 story, “How an Internet Mapping Glitch Turned a Kansas Farm into a Digital Hell,” received an honorable mention from the National Press Club. She is based in San Francisco.
Surya Mattu is a Brooklyn based artist, engineer and investigative journalist who look at the ways in which algorithmic systems perpetuate systemic biases and inequalities in society. He is currently a Research Scientist at the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab and 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 has shown work at The Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Sundance Film Festival The Whitney Museum, V&A Museum and Bitforms Gallery.