PIT talk by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Professor at Department of Informatics, UCI, School of Infrormation and Computer Sciences

2016.04.18 | Marianne Dammand Iversen

Date Mon 18 Apr
Time 12:15 13:00
Location 5335-395 Nygaard Møderum

Title: Being a Data Citizen

Abstract:

In this talk, I explore the new forms to identity which are coming into being as we are entering more and more into a world of big data analytics. Drawing in part on Dominique Boullier's concept of 'vibrations', I argue that we are not only witnessing the creation of new kinds of social fact, but also new understandings of what it means to be human.  I connect this latter to the wider move of flattening the distinction between humans and non-humans.

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