On November 24 and 25 Francisca delivered two presentations on trust in official statistics, both co-authored with Evelyn Ruppert. On November 24 she spoke about ‘technologies of trust’ at the 28th Conference of the Estonian Statistical Society “Household in surveys and registers”. On November 25 she presented ARITHMUS empirical findings, arguing that attending to the[…]
Evelyn is an invited speaker at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference, which is being held in Sydney, Australia, from 14-17 December, 2016. Hosted by the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, it is a major international conference where scholars from all five continents gather regularly to exchange research, views, and insights. She is speaking at[…]
On 8 December, Evelyn is leading a workshop discussion on ‘Data Politics and Power,’ hosted by the Digital Life research programme of the Institute of Cultural Studies, Western Sydney University. Drawing on forthcoming edited collections with Didier Bigo (Sciences Po, FR) and Engin Isin (Queen Mary University of London, UK), she will speak about data politics in the making[…]
Funda delivered a seminar on “(Gu)es(s)timating the refugee numbers in the EU: Borders, Numbers and Practices” at the Borders, Citizenship & Mobility: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Geopolitics of Encounter at King’s College London on 21 November 2016. She discussed the uncertainties in the production of refugee statistics and investigated how these certainties render specific forms of knowledge and[…]
November is National Novel Writing Month (see http://nanowrimo.org/). Although we do not write novels, we are interested in the writing process and trying out new ways of writing together. Focussing on academic writing, we organised two activities: Baki Cakici organised ‘Sit down and write’ (co-organised with Katherine Robinson, Goldsmiths): weekly two-hour ‘write-ins’ open to everybody.[…]
Evelyn Ruppert delivered a seminar on ‘Where are the political subjects of Big Data?‘ at the Uncertain Archives project, in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. She attended to the uncertainties of political subjectivity that involve power relations between and amongst embodied subjects who act through the Internet and[…]
Funda gave a TEDx talk on 29 October 2016 on the uncertainty of refugee statistics at the TEDxUCLwomen event, titled “InterSection”. She discussed how politics of numbers influence refugee statistics. She noted that we need to pay attention to what refugee numbers make invisible, as much as what they make visible.
Evelyn joined researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from 27-28 October to discuss the issues, challenges and meanings of Big Data in Asian societies. She delivered a keynote on ‘Data Politics’ and participated in discussions with researchers from India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and United States.