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Message posted on 11/12/2019

Registration - Figurations: Persons In/Out of Data

Places are still available for 'Figurations: Persons In/Out of Data.'

Date and location: 9.30am – 6pm, Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 December,
2019 Professor
Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way SE14

We’re drowning in an ocean of data, or so the saying goes. Data’s
there’s not only lots of it, but its volume has allowed for the development
of new, large-scale processing techniques. Our relationship with
governments, medical organisations, technology companies, the education
sector, and so on are increasingly informed by the data we overtly or
inadvertently provide when we use particular services. The proverbial data
deluge is large-scale—but it’s also personal. Data promises to
services to better meet our individual needs. Data is often construed as a
threat to our person(s). Not every person predicated by data is predicted
the same. The intersection between data and person isn’t fixed: it has to

What methodological, conceptual, and/or empirical potential do
'figurations' offer to researchers working at the intersection of the
person and data today? Over two days, more than 50 presenters and 4 keynote
speakers will address how the 'figure' and its variants—figuration,
figuring, to figure, and so on—is being developed and used in disciplines
including the medical humanities, the social sciences, media studies, art
history, literary studies, philosophy, science and technology studies,
urban studies, and geography.


Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University

Professor Jane Elliot, University of Exeter

Professor John Frow, The University of Sydney

Professor AbdouMaliq Simone, The University of Sheffield

Registration is free. For more information, the full programme, and to
register, please follow this link
If you have any
questions, please email Scott Wark at
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