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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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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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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 =20

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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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