[Air-L] DATA FUTURES - AoIR preconference Symposium (Sydney)

Edgar Gomez Cruz e.gomezcruz at unsw.edu.au
Sun Jul 21 22:21:19 PDT 2019

DATA FUTURES - AoIR preconference Symposium

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

Monday 30 September, 2019

9 am - 5pm, followed by drinks and the launch of the SAM Media Futures Hub

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): Automated Media


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


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

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

To register, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-futures-aoir-pre-conference-tickets-61765627655

For further details please email datafutures at unsw.edu.au<mailto:datafutures at unsw.edu.au>

Please notice that the Re/imagining Personal Data Workshop<https://simplysociology.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/re-imagining-personal-data-workshop-call-for-participants/> takes place the following day

Dr. Edgar Gómez Cruz

Senior Lecturer in Media (Digital Cultures)

School of the Arts and Media

Robert Webster Building

UNSW, Sydney.

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