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[Commlist] Data Futures Symposium @ UNSW

Tue Jul 16 14:14:13 GMT 2019

*DATA FUTURES - AoIR preconference**Symposium*

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Kensington campus, Sydney, Australia

9 am - 5pm, Monday 30 September, 2019

Convened by the Media Futures Hub in the School of Arts and Media, UNSW and the SocioTech Futures Lab (STuF) in the School of Language, Arts and Media at the University of Sydney

*Location:*Easy access to Sydney’s world famous landmarks, beaches and international airport, including Bondi Beach, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour.

Datafication, automation and algorithmic expansion make media and cultural studies increasingly vital to both understanding emerging problems and imagining alternative futures. This full-day pre-conference explores the challenges provoked by AI, data mining, ubiquitous surveillance, drone technologies, data-driven decision-making, smart cities and digital capitalism, and identifies potentials for more just data futures. A series of panels and roundtables will address topics including data infrastructures, data experiences and data justice.

*Keynote speaker:*Mark Andrejevic (Monash University)


Data infrastructures - Jonathon Hutchison, Venessa Paech, Michael Richardson, Tom Sear

Data experiences – Olga Boichak, Paul Dourish, Edgar Gómez Cruz, Heather Horst, Jolynna Sinanan

Data justice - Tanja Dreher, Heather Ford, Justine Humphry, Danielle Hynes, plus further speakers tbc

*Convenors: *

UNSW - Tanja Dreher, Heather Ford, Edgar Gómez Cruz, Michael Richardson,

University of Sydney - Heather Horst, Justine Humphry, Jonathon Hutchison, Jolynna Sinanan

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