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CFP: ECREA Symposium Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data

Organising committee of ECREA Symposium Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data is looking for abstracts for individual as well as panel proposals. The event is a joint conference of two ECREA Sections: Communication and Democracy; and Media Industries and Cultural Production.

The conference is organised on 10 – 11 November 2017 in Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Here are some examples of possible topics:

  • Political subjectivities and political agency in the age of Big Data
  • Political consequences of storing, processing and organizing of data
  • Civic engagement and political participation in times of Big Data
  • Surveillance and preemptive policing
  • Materiality and environmental issues of Big Data and algorithmic culture
  • New actors and discourses in the context of datafication
  • Democratic potential of Big Data and algorithmic culture
  • Algorithmic taste management in the media industries
  • Archives and archiving of cultural production and civic engagement
  • Media work and labour in datafied media industries
  • Data Journalism

The full CFP is available here. Deadline for abstracts is on 1st June 2017.

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