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Registration open for 3rd Antech seminar on Big Data and the Power of Narrative, 21-22 March, 2019, Copenhagen

Dear all,

The registration for the 3rd seminar of the Research Network for the
Anthropology of Technology is now open.

Big Data and the Power of Narrative
The promise of big data is sweeping across the sciences, and the everyday
practices that are the object of anthropology are increasingly leaving data
traces. Scholars talk about a datafication of social life and see in the
digitalization new ways of predicting behaviour and understanding sociality. A
range of technologies are involved in the datafication of everyday life
operating to a large extent through the internet of things, AI, the
interconnected devices monitoring and regulating everything from our health to
finances and reputation, to our energy use, transport, and the food chain
infrastructures that sustain our lives. How might we understand the
implications of this datafication of everyday life? How might we explore the
emerging political and economic contours? How does datafication influence what
counts as true and worth knowing? Can anthropology and adjacent fields have a
special role in providing narratives about the things that escape
datafication? In this symposium we invite ethnographers to explore these
questions and reflect on what ethnography stood to gain from embracing the
data abundance and what big data analytics could learn from ethnography.

The seminar will be held on 21-22 March, 2019 at the IT University of
Copenhagen. Participation is free, and coffee and lunch will be provided.
Registration is required. Please follow the link on the Antech website to

Deadline for submission of paper abstracts is 10 January, 2019. Please send
short abstracts of 100-200 words to Lea Enslev:
Notification of acceptance: February 2019

Keynote speakers:
Joe Dumit, University of California, Davis
Minna Ruckenstein, University of Helsinki
Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths

For more information about the seminar and program see the attached invitation
and call for papers.

Best wishes,
Brit Winthereik, Klaus Hoeyer and Maja Hojer Bruun

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