[Air-L] Call for Abstracts - Lives of Data v2.0: Computing, Money, Media Workshop, 05-06 Jan 2018 | Deadline: 15 Oct 2017

Sandeep Mertia sandeepmertia at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 12:30:07 PDT 2017

We are excited to announce the *‘Lives of Data v2.0: Computing, Money,
Media’ Workshop, on 05-06 January 2018*.

*Call for Abstracts*

The first ‘Lives of Data’ Workshop
<http://sarai.net/lives-of-data-workshop-january-5-7-2017/>, in January
2017, initiated engaging, cross-disciplinary conversations
<http://sarai.net/lives-of-data-workshop-report-recordings/> on the
historical, cultural, political, and technological conditions of
data-driven knowledge production and circulation in India and South Asia.
The workshop brought together a diverse group of interdisciplinary
researchers and practitioners with backgrounds in history of science,
anthropology, media and technology studies, software engineering, data
science, economics, and policy-making. The first workshop addressed a
region and polity emboldened by a futuristic nostalgia for sovereignty via
digitality and biometrics, and everyday ‘ends of history’ through
technological disruptions.

The Lives of Data v2.0 workshop aims to further examine the implications of
the data revolution, and the historical and emergent computational cultures
in India and South Asia. The workshop will build upon a mix of academic and
practice-based research on history of statistics, media and computational
cultures, politics and practices of data-driven governance, and big data
infrastructures and imaginaries. In addition to the themes of the first
workshop <http://sarai.net/call-for-abstracts-lives-of-data-workshop/>,
this iteration will also focus on questions concerning digital money and
machine intelligence.
The Sarai Programme, CSDS invites submission of abstracts for the ‘Lives of
Data v2.0: Computing, Money, Media’ Workshop. Besides academic researchers,
we strongly encourage media, design, and software practitioners to apply
for the workshop. Abstracts should *not exceed 300 words*, and should be
sent to dak at sarai.net *by 15 October, 2017*, with the subject heading
‘Proposal for the Lives of Data Workshop.’ Authors of the selected
abstracts will be notified by 30 October, 2017.

The workshop will be held on *05-06 January, 2018 *at Sarai-CSDS, 29 Rajpur
Road, Delhi. The Sarai Programme will cover three days of accommodation for
outstation participants. In addition, participants from India will be
eligible for travel support.

For details, please check this link: http://sarai.net/call-for-abst
Please share this widely.


Sandeep Mertia
Coordinator, Lives of Data, Sarai-CSDS
PhD Student, Dept. of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

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