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Reminder: Call for Applications (Deadline: Monday, 15 November) / DigiGov Virtual Winter School "Taming the iMonster: Regulating digital platforms"

                Dear colleagues,

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There are four days left to apply for the interdisciplinary and
international winter school, organized by the Research Platform =
Governance
of Digital Practices   (University of
Vienna):

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Taming the iMonster: Regulating digital platforms

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Digital platforms, understood as the technical and social infrastructure =
for
the collection, storage, curation, analysis, distribution or
commercialisation of digital data, are frequently compared to a =
Leviathan
 : A
=93monster=94 that people submit their natural freedoms to in order to =
receive
something back that they consider essential. In the case of the
platform-Leviathan, it is not physical security and the protection of =
their
property that people receive in return, but the possibility to =
communicate
across time and space, to connect different groups to buy and sell goods =
in
a faster and more convenient manner, or to look for rides, jobs, houses,
partners. Especially during and after Covid-19, submitting to the =
iMonster
has been a necessary condition for many people to be able to do the =
things
they need to do to hold a job or two and run their families. How do we =
best
regulate digital platforms? This is the question that this =
interdisciplinary
Winter School will focus on.

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When:=20

14=9625 February 2022 | Mon-Fr, 3=966pm Central European Time

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Where:

online (Zoom)

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Confirmed speakers include:

  Dr Jonathan Gray =
(King=92s
College London & Public Data Lab)

  Dr Alex Hanna (Google)

Prof Matthias C. Kettemann

(University of Innsbruck)

Dr Susanne Lackner =

(KommAustria)

  Dr =
J=FCrgen
Pfeffer (Technical University Munich)

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 Dr Jean-Christophe Plantin (LSE)

Prof Sandra Wachter 
(University of Oxford)

Dr Theresa Z=FCger   (Alexander =
von
Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society),=20

and a representative (t.b.c.) from AlgorithmWatch
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Participants:

mainly early-stage researchers (PhD students and post-docs), but open to
colleagues from all disciplines with an interest in the topic

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Participation is free, but places are limited. The Winter School will be
held remotely.

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If you would like to participate, please send a short outline of your
motivation to participate, and a brief summary of the project(s) you are
working on (1 page max.), to natalia.kancelova@univie.ac.at
  by 15 November 2021 at the =
latest.

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The members and affiliates of the  
Research Platform Governance of Digital Practices look forward to =
hearing
from you!

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For more info visit:
https://digigov.univie.ac.at/teaching/digigov-virtual-winter-school-tamin=
g-t
he-imonster-regulating-digital-platforms/=20

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