Message posted on 06/11/2023

Data Power Conference 5.0 - Bangalore (India), Graz (Austria) and online

apologies for cross-posting

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to inform you that we have just published the Call for Papers/Abstracts for the fifth Data Power Conference. The conference will take place from 4th to 6th September 2024 in Bangalore (India), Graz (Austria) and online. Deadline CfP: 19th January 2024

The Data Power Conference hosts critical reflections on data’s power and the social, political, economic and cultural consequences of data’s increasing presence in our lives, workplaces, and societies. The 5th International Data Power focuses on situating data practices and looking beyond data universalism. It aims to:

  • Situate data practices in the power relations that shape their creation and use in the world
  • Explore the importance of place, space, time and context in the making of data and the effects of data power
  • Examine the centres of data power and their infrastructures

In addition, the conference asks:

  • What constitutes rigorous methods when it comes to researching data power locally and globally?
  • To what extent does critical data power research need to focus on specific instances of data power in action?
  • What generalised critiques can be made from our field?

To facilitate dialogues across disciplines and with stakeholders, we welcome papers from interdisciplinary teams including disciplines incorporating aspects of data science, and papers which incorporate non-academic collaborators from a range of sectors.

As always, the Data Power Conference remains concerned with in/equalities, discrimination, questions of justice, rights and freedoms, and agency and resistance. We welcome papers that engage with these matters.

Find out more (also about previous conferences) here: Please feel free to circulate the CfP amongst interested colleagues.

Please let us know, if you have any questions or ideas for alternative formats, making & doing sessions.

With best wishes

Juliane (Jarke)

Juliane Jarke, PhD (she/her) Professorin für Digitale Gesellschaft | Professor of Digital Societies

BANDAS Center | BANDAS Center Institut für Soziologie | Department of Sociology Universität Graz | University of Graz

ReSoWi Section G, Floor IV Universitätsstraße 15, 8010 Graz, Austria

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Latest publications

McQuillan, D., Jarke, J. & Cerrato Pargman, T. (2023). We Are at an Extreme Point Where We Have to Go All in on What We Really Believe Education Should Be About. Postdigital Science and Education. 1-9. → full paper

Zakharova, I., & Jarke, J. (2023). Do Predictive Analytics Dream of Risk-Free Education? The Politics of Risk Mitigation. Postdigital Science and Education, 1-20. → full paper (open access)

Hepp, A., Loosen, W., Dreyer, S., Jarke, J., Kannengießer, S., Katzenbach, C., Malaka, R., Pfadenhauer, M., Puschmann, C. & Schulz, W. (2023). ChatGPT, LaMDA, and the Hype Around Communicative AI: The Automation of Communication as a Field of Research in Media and Communication Studies. Human-Machine Communication, 6(1), 4. → full paper (open access)

Bock, A., Breiter, A., Hartong, S., Jarke, J., Jornitz, S., Lange, A., & Macgilchrist, F. (Eds.). (2023). Die datafizierte Schule. Springer. → book (open access).

Macgilchrist, F., Allert, H., Cerratto Pargman, T. & Jarke, J. (2023). Designing Postdigital Futures: Which Designs? Whose Futures?. Postdigital Science and Education → full paper (open access)

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