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CFP: Big Data from the South/desde el Sur (Cartagena, Colombia, July 15)

NEW! Deadline extension to March 15! Please note that we have been invited to edit a Special Issue with the same title (and papers from the event) for an international, peer-reviewed indexed journal 🙂

DATACTIVE co-organizes with Emiliano Trerè (Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy ) a one-day event entitled ‘Big Data from the South/desde el Sur’, as 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:

Big Data from the South: From media to mediations, from datafication to data activism” (ENG)
De la dataficación al activismo de datos. Congreso “Big Data from the South” (ESP)

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.