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

Info about event

Time

Monday 18 April 2016,  at 12:15 - 13:00

Location

5335-395 Nygaard Møderum

Contact

PIT

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.