Data Then and Now Seminar Series. Dr. Tahu Kukutai’s talk: “Indigenous Data Sovereignty”

May 27, 2021 at 12:00-1:00pm PDT.
Online event

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Abstract: Data is the 21st century’s most valuable resource. Aotearoa New Zealand is a world leader in linking administrative data, and an early adopter of data-driven policy-making but has yet to develop innovative models of data governance and ethics, value creation and benefit-sharing. Many of the assumptions underpinning Aotearoa NZ’s data ecosystems rest on Anglo-European legal concepts (e.g. individual privacy, consent and ownership) which translate poorly into the big and open data environment.  What is needed is a radically different way of conceptualising rights that relate to massive quantities of data. Indigenous data sovereignty (IDSov) marks an important departure from current theory and practice. At the heart of IDSov is the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples and nations to control the collection, ownership, and application of data about their people, territories, lifeways and natural resources.  This talk provides an overview of recent developments in IDSov with a specific focus on the research and activism of domestic IDSov networks and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA).

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Foundations and Futures of Feminist Technosciences. Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 5-year anniversary

April 22, 2021
Online event


Catalyst serves as a distinctive forum for both emerging and well-established scholars to publish interdisciplinary work. Catalyst aims to publish critically engaged feminist STS scholarship that reroutes the gendered, queer, raced, colonial, militarized, and political economic beings and doings of technoscience. Catalyst was awarded the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Infrastructure Prize in acknowledgement of “the outstanding work done by the Catalyst editorial collective in support of theoretically inventive and methodologically creative feminist scholarship that spans the social sciences, humanities, and arts,” in 2020.

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Global Platforms and Infrastructure Symposium

April 30, 2021
Online event

Symposium Description: Digital platforms are so pervasive in our everyday life to the point that it becomes no longer meaningful to separate our lives from them. How do they shape our everyday life, cultural industry, labor relations, and identity? How do digital platforms operate their power economically, materially, and politically? In this webinar, we invite three experts in Media and Communication Studies, Dr. Dal Yong Jin (Simon Fraser University), Dr. Jean-Christophe Plantin (London School of Economics), and Dr. Julie Yujie Chen (University of Toronto) to discuss the global impacts of digital platforms and infrastructures. 

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Hacia una Comunidad Científica Argentina Global

March 11, 2021
Online event

11 de marzo del 2021, 5:00pm (EST) 19:00 (ARG)

Parte del “Ciclo de Conversaciones sobre Política Científica”

Organizado por las Redes de Científicos Argentinos en

  • Noreste de EEUU
  • Quebec y Provincias del Atlántico, Canadá

El enlace al evento se enviará en los días previos a su realización.

Este evento es parte de una serie de charlas que busca afianzar la construcción de una comunidad científica argentina global. Convocamos a los presentadores a reflexionar sobre las formas posibles de afianzar la colaboración y articulación entre científicos, investigación, desarrollo tecnológico y formación de recursos humanos en Argentina y en el exterior. Nuestro objetivo es imaginar y avanzar hacia la implementación de desarrollos institucionales que conduzcan a sinergias que potencien las capacidades existentes de científicos, cientistas sociales, y humanistas en el Argentina y en el exterior. Eso permitiría dar respuestas a los desafíos más importantes que enfrentarán Argentina y el mundo en el siglo XXI: desde la pobreza y la desigualdad hasta el cambio climático global y el desarrollo tecnológico en campos en los que la innovación afectará positivamente el desarrollo económico.

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