[open-humanities] Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Activism, Research & Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism - Conference programme published

Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs at uti.at
Fri Apr 28 17:32:17 UTC 2017

Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on 
Activism, Research & Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism
The 6th ICTs and Society Conference
May 20-21
University of Westminster, London
Hosted by the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies

Toni Negri, Jodi Dean, David Chandler, Christian Fuchs, Paolo Gerbaudo, 
Orit Halpern, Kylie Jarrett, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Antoinette Rouvroy, 
Etienne Turpin

Conference programme:

Presenters at the symposium will engage with questions of the digital in 
respect to activism, research and critique. The conference will engage 
with the possibilities, potentials, pitfalls, limits, and ideologies of 
digital activism. It will reflect on whether computational social 
science, the digital humanities and ubiquitous datafication enable new 
research approaches or result in a digital positivism that threatens the 
independence of critical research and brings about the death of the 
social sciences and humanities. The conference will explore the futures, 
places and possibilities of critique in the age of digital subjects and 
digital objects.

The event is free, but advance registration is required (some places are 
left, but get occupied quickly). To register, please complete the 
registration form
and send it to ictsandsociety2017 at gmail.com

- Toni Negri: The Incorporation of the Digital Machine: A Metaphor?
- Jodi Dean: Critique or Collectivity?
- David Chandler: Governmentalities of the Digital: Mapping, Sensing and 
- Christian Fuchs: Karl Marx in the Age of Big Data Capitalism
- Paolo Gerbaudo: The Platform Party: The Transformation of Political 
Organisation in the Digital Era
- Orit Halpern: The Smart Mandate: Ubiquitous Computing, Environment, 
and “Resilient Hope”
- Kylie Jarrett: The Digital Housewife: Labour at the Intersection of 
Culture and Economy
- Jack Linchuan Qiu: Goodbye iSlave: Rethinking Smartphone, Activism, 
and Chinese Labour
- Antoinette Rouvroy: Revitalizing Critique Against the Critical Sirens 
of Algorithmic Governmentality
- Etienne Turpin: The Same River Twice: Torrential Formations of the 
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