Data Anthropology

2018.02.08 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Mon 23 Apr
Time 13:00 15:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483

The seminar will give an overview of possibilities, challenges and perils in data science as seen from an anthropological point of view -- aimed at those who work with data tools as well as anthropologists. Beyond studying the roles of data in society, ethnographers have been studying data practices and algorithm development, collaborating with data scientists, and applying comparative methods to data ontologies. Examples include data archaeology (tracing the lifecycles and sociology of data), bioethnography (combining big data and ethnography), and critical data science (collaborative visual interpretation of large datasets, using e.g., haptic 3D virtual environments)    

Speaker: Visiting Professor Joe Dumit