Atlanta Studies + AI

Project Lead: Ben Miller (Emory, Department of English)

Project team: Roy Chang (Emory, Quantitative Theory and Methods), Ra’Niqua Lee (Emory, English), and the Atlanta Studies Editorial Board

Over a two-year period, Atlanta Studies looks to publish short and long-form perspectives on how data science, machine learning, and AI shape decisions, policies, and the built environment of Atlanta. These posts can include autobiographical stories of encounters with algorithmic decision making in Atlanta, compelling new infographics and data-driven storytelling, research-driven, empirical, critical frameworks of AI’s influence on the city, and more. Submissions of blog posts of 500–1,500 words and articles of up to 5,000 words should be sent to the Atlanta Studies editors at

Atlanta Studies also looks to provide a venue for these conversations at its annual Atlanta Studies Symposium. Taking place each spring, the symposium provides a forum for the community, policy makers, non-profits, and academics to come together and discuss topics related to the histories, planning, and possible futures of Atlanta and the region. Look for an official call for papers later this fall at

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