Sociotechnical Data Studies Saloon #3: Arne Hintz
SHAPE welcomes Reader Arne Hintz as speaker at our third Sociotechnical Data Studies Saloon - join us at Katrinebjerg, Aarhus University or online!
Info about event
Aarhus University (5347-230)
SHAPE is happy to announce that Reader Arne Hintz (Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture and co-Director of its Data Justice Lab) will give a talk on Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society: Challenges and Opportunities for a Datafied Democracy at our third Sociotechnical Data Studies Saloon.
The talk will take place at Katrinebjerg, Aarhus University (building 5347, room 230) and via Zoom on January 24, 12.00-13.00 CET. Please contact Kirsten Brohm at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to receive a Zoom link.
1) A brief presentation by Arne Hintz (15-20 min.)
2) 20 min. dialogue with a designated commentator (Peter Danholt in this case).
3) 20 min. of discussion and Q&A.
Dr Arne Hintz is Reader (Associate Professor) at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture and co-Director of its Data Justice Lab. His research focuses on the practices and conditions of digital citizenship, combining work on participation, digital policy, internet governance, and datafication. His recent books include the co-authored ‘Digital Citizenship in the Datafied Society’ (Polity, 2019) and ‘Data Justice’ (Sage, 2022).
Title & abstract:
Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society: Challenges and Opportunities for a Datafied Democracy
The roll-out of data systems, automated decision-making and AI in the public sector has changed state-citizen relations and has provided challenges for both digital citizenship and democracy. As increasingly datafied citizens, we are assessed, profiled, categorised and scored according to data assemblages, and our role in society is assigned accordingly, yet we have little knowledge about the workings, purposes and implications of datafication and few possibilities to challenge it. What, then, does active citizenship mean in a datafied society? How do we participate in, and intervene into, the deployment of data systems? How do we advance democratic forms of data governance? Drawing from recent work by the Data Justice Lab, this talk will explore different avenues for citizens to engage with the current deployment of data systems and investigate the role of citizens in decision-making about data.