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September 15 DATACTIVE event ‘Contentious Data’

University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16

The DATACTIVE project is hosting an exciting event on the politics of big data, entitled ‘Contentious Data’ and scheduled for September 15-16.

We are happy to open up participation for day 2 as well, while seats last (room 0.16). Please drop a note to if you wish to participate. Check out the program below, with day 2 included this time.

DAY 1, Thursday September 15: public event 

10.00-10.30 Welcome, thank sponsors, and intro of the theme (Stefania Milan)

10.30-11.30 Keynote: Sandra Braman (Texas A&M)

11.30-12.30 Keynote: Alison Powell (LSE)

12.30-14.00 lunch

14.00-15.30 Roundtable ‘Promises and Perils of Data Activism’

o        Miren Gutierrez (Universidad del Deusto)

o        Hisham al-Miraat (Digital Rights Morocco)

o        Linnet Taylor (TILT)

o        Dorien Zandbergen (University of Amsterdam)

15.30-16.00 break

16.00-17.00 Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures) in conversation with Denis Rojo aka Jaromil (


DAY 2, Friday September 16: DATACTIVE kick-off workshop (by invitation only), room 0.16, BG1

9.30-9.45: Introduction by Stefania Milan, DATACTIVE Principal Investigator

9:45-10.30: Keynote: Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths)

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.45: Reactive data activism 

o        Seda Guerses (Princeton University)

o        Melanie Rieback (Radically Open Security)

o        Vladan Joler (Share Labs)

12:45-14.00: lunch

14.00-15.45 Proactive data activism 

o        Renata Avila (Centre for Internet and Human Rights)

o        Emanuel Didier (UCLA/CNRS)

o        Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths)

15.45-16.00 coffee break

16.00-17.30: Software tools for research 

o        Richard Rogers (University of Amsterdam)

o        Paul Dourish (University of California, Irvine)

o        David Berry (University of Sussex)

17.30-18.00 Closing & wrap-up




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