DATACTIVE co-organizes a pre-conference to the annual IAMCR conference in Cartagena, Colombia (15 July). Abstracts for the Call for Papers are accepted in English and Spanish. Deadline for abstract submission: March 1st. For more information, see:
Conference Description: Critical scholarship has exposed how big data brings along new and opaque regimes of population management, control, and discrimination. Building on this scholarship, this pre-conference engages in a dialogue with traditions that critique the dominance of Western approaches to datafication that do not recognize the diversity of the Global South. Moving from datafication to data activism, this event will examine the diverse ways through which citizens and the organized civil society in the Global South engage in bottom-up data practices for social change as well as resistance to “dark” uses of big data that increase oppression and inequality.