Call for papers: Big Data Cultures symposium

I am convening a one-day symposium to be held on Monday 15 September 2014 that addresses the social, cultural, political and ethical issues and implications of the big data phenomenon. It will be held by the News & Media Research Centre, University of Canberra, Australia.

A keynote speaker will open proceedings (details to be confirmed), but paper abstracts from any interested contributors are invited for consideration. Appropriate topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

– privacy, security and legal issues
– how big data are changing forms of governance and commercial operations
– big data ecosystems
– the open data/citizen data movement
– data hactivism and queering big data
– public understandings of big data
– surveillance and big data
– creative forms of data visualisation
– self-tracking and the quantified self
– data doubles and data selves
– the materiality of digital data
– the social lives of digital data-objects
– algorithmic identities and publics
– code acts
– responses to big data from artists and designers

Abstracts of 150-200 words should be submitted to me (deborah.lupton@canberra.edu.au) by 1 July 2014 for consideration for inclusion in the symposium. Please contact me if you require any further information.

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