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Available now: Report on Data for the Social Good

We are happy to share with you the report of our two-day Data for the Social Good event the 16th and 17th of November. The report includes both the first public evening organised at Spui25 *, and our invitation-only second day of lectures in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. To all participants, thank you for joining us for this great event and thanks to Spui25 for hosting us!

Please find the report included below, and do feel free to help share / disseminate our collective findings.

A PDF version can be downloaded here.

Also, we would give our thanks to all the speakers, Charlotte Ryan (Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts), Lorenzo Pezzani (architect and researcher, and lecturer at the Goldsmith University of London), Jeff Deutch (Syrian Archive, PhD candidate at the Humboldt-University in Berlin), Niko Para (Syrian Archive, lead technologist), and moderator Fieke Jansen (independent researcher).

* Click here to watch the public event @Spui25

 

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Data for the Social Good brings together scholars and practitioners to explore the politics of big data from the perspective of activism and civil society.

Data for the Social Good is sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC), the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS) and the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA).

 

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Report: Contentious Data and the Politics of Big Data for Activism

We are very happy to announce that the report from our September ‘Contentious Data’ workshop is ready for publication and circulation. The report is included below or can be downloaded here. Text continues below the report.

With special thanks all speakers, including Sandra Braman (Texas A&M University), Alison Powell (London School of Economics), Hisham al-Miraat (Digital Rights Morocco), Linnet Taylor (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society), Dorien Zandbergen (University of Amsterdam), Jaromil/Denis Rojo (dyne.org), Geert Lovink (Institute for Network Cultures), and Stefania Milan (DATACTIVE Principle Investigator).

 

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Contentious Data brings together scholars and practitioners to explore the politics of big data from the perspective of activism and civil society.

Contentious Data is sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC), the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS), the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).