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[Commlist] 2nd Data Justice Conference 'Participation in the Datafied Society'

Mon Dec 09 19:58:58 GMT 2019

One more week to submit proposals for the Second Data Justice Conference!

Deadline: 15 December 2019

*Civic Participationin the Datafied Society*

Date: May28-29, 2020

Location: Cardiff University in Cardiff, UK

Host: DataJusticeLab

As the generation, collection and analysis of datacontinues to transform key aspects of our society across economics, politics and culture, the question of participationhas rarely been so pertinent. Democratic processes and traditional avenues for participationare facing challenges as state-citizen relations are increasingly shaped through dataanalytics and automation at the same time as alternative visions for participatory democracy and decision-making have proliferated. As citizens, we are said to be both coerced and active participants in this shift, both liberated and exploited in the use of digital tools, both more visible and more obscured in data-driven systems. How, then, should we understand civic participationin the datafied society? In what ways are we positioned as citizens in the advancement of datafication? How are decisions made, governance carried out, and systems created? What possibilities exist to intervene in, influence, create and resist power? Who gets to participate and on what terms? How might our institutions and government practices need to change? What are strategies for democratising the emergent datafied society? And what are avenues for enhancing citizen and community participation?

This two-day event explores the relationship between datafication and participation. Hosted by the DataJusticeLabat Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC), it will bring together international scholars, practitioners, activists, and community groups to discuss the possibilities and challenges of civic participationin a datafied society. Speakers include:

Carly Kind (Ada Lovelace Institute)

Mark Andrejevic (Monash University, Australia)

Nanjira Sambuli (World Wide Web Foundation)

Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

Rashida Richardson (AI Now)

Tawana Petty (Detroit Digital JusticeCoalition)

The conferencewill include both scholarly contributions and workshops with civil society, practitioners and impacted communities in order to facilitate and advance knowledge exchange. We therefore welcome alternative formats and ideas. Themes for submissions include (but are not limited to):


    Citizen juries, assemblies and audits


    Participatory datagovernance and oversight


    Datacommons and co-operatives


    Dataactivism and resistance


    Participatory design and design justice


    Digital and human labour in data


    Participation, exploitation and coercion


    Geopolitics of participation


Deadline for 500-word abstracts: 15thof December, 2019

Submit via EasyChair:

All submissions must include a title, author name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and full contact information (mailing address, email address). If you propose a workshop or practical demonstration, please provide a clear statement of purpose and a detailed description of activities, as well as any infrastructure requirements. Please note that time-slots for sessions are 90 minutes. If more is needed, please include an explanation.

How to get there

Cardiff is a 2-hour train journey west of London and Heathrow airport. The closest airports are Cardiff and Bristol.


Full fee: £75 (early bird) / £100

Reduced fee for students and civil society: £50 (early bird) / £75

Conferenceorganizing committee: LinaDencik, Arne Hintz, Joanna Redden and Emiliano Treré (DataJusticeLab, Cardiff University, UK)

For information about the DataJusticeLab, see:
Online CfP:
Hashtag: #DataJustice2020

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