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Data Power 2017 Conference in Ottawa June 22-23!

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Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication is pleased to present Data Power 2017, a two-day, international conference on (big) data and power, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, in the UK.

The conference will focus on critical questions about the power of data, and about the social and cultural consequences of data becoming increasingly pervasive in our lives. Below is a small selection of panel topics:  

  • Data Activism
  • Data Governance and Global Perspectives
  • Data Infrastructure Interventions
  • Data and Algorithmic Power
  • Data and Capital
  • Data Justice and Social Movements
  • Data Identities & Bodies
  • Data and Surveillance

and many more….

Data Power 2017 aims to create a space to reflect on critical issues relating to data’s ever more ubiquitous power. We are excited to be hosting the following keynote speakers:

  • Paul N. Edwards, University of Michigan, author of A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (2010).
  • Stefania Milan, University of Amsterdam, author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change (2016), and PI of the DATACTIVE project.
  • Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland, author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (2015).
  • Gwen Philipps, Governance Transition Ktunaxa Nation & BC First Nations Data Governance Champion.

 Data Power 2017 Conference
June 22-23, 2017
Carleton University
Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building)
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa CA

For full conference details, including ProgramRegistration and please visit the conference website at Data Power 2017, or contact