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Citizen Agency in a Datafied Society

17.06.2021 10:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

July 14, 2021

We invite you – on 14th July - to Citizen Agency in a Datafied Society - the final event in the Keywords in Technology and Society series hosted by the research theme Technology and Society at the University of Surrey. We are thrilled to be hosting Stefania Milan – from the University of Amsterdam for this last event. “Citizen agency in the datafied society” explores the evolution of citizenship in the age of big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dialoguing with critical data studies and political sociology, this talk surveys how the expansion of intelligent systems into society alters the perception and exercise of political agency, focusing in particular on the consolidation of governance by data infrastructure and the emergence of grassroots responses such as data activism.

Speaker Biography:

Stefania Milan teaches New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and her research explores the interplay between digital technology and participation, and activism and social movements in particular, cyberspace governance, and data epistemologies. Stefania is the author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013; released in paperback in March 2016), and co-author of Media/Society (Sage, 2011). Her work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Information, Communication & Society, the International Journal of Communication, Internet & Policy, the Internet Policy Review, Social Media + Society. Stefania represents non-commercial users in the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and serves in the Working Group ‘An Internet Free and Secure’ of the Freedom Online Coalition, where she contributes to develop guidelines for cybersecurity decision-making. As a consultant she worked for, amongst others, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, where she contributed to the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe, and the European Commission.

Please do join us for Agency on 14th July.

Please sign up here: Agency Tickets, Wed 14 Jul 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite.

Video Recordings of Keywords Events:

‘Agency’ will be the final event in our 2021 Keywords Series. We welcome you to take a look at the live recordings of our previous events on the theme page – we have all our Keywords sessions recorded and available to view online: Strategic Research Theme: Technology & Society | University of Surrey.

Please note that this event is fully public and open to anyone to attend, so please feel free to circulate this email to anyone in your wider external networks who may be interested in either this event or the wider series.



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