Van Doorn Lecture by professor Evelyn Ruppert

Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 15:30 - 17:00
Van der Goot Building
Campus Woudestein
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Van Doorn Lecture #3 | An experiment in citizen data

Professor Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths, University of London)  has been Honorary Van Doorn Chair at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a Van Doorn Fellow at NIAS since February this year. Delivering the Van Doorn Lecture is the closing of her stay. The Van Doorn Lecture will be part of the Dag van de Sociologie but can be attended separately.

An experiment in citizen data.
Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Different Data Futures 

Controversies over Facebook data breaches and election influencing of Cambridge Analytica along with claims about alternative facts make it a challenging situation to present a  research experiment that involves designing an app for citizen engagement.
However, Ruppert argues that this vulnerable and precarious state of digital technologies provides openings for reimagining relations between states and citizens in the production of knowledge and statistics.
Through an account of a design experiment, she offers sociotechnical imaginaries that explore the democratic possibilities of different data futures. The account draws on research funded by a European Research Council funded project, Peopling Europe: How data make a people (ARITHMUS).

  • Programme | Van der Goot Building | Forumzaal

    15.30 Award ceremony Dag van de Sociologie - in Dutch
    16.00 Van Doorn Lecture - in English
    Welcome at the Van Doorn Lezing by prof.dr. Pearl Dykstra, research director Department of Public Administration and Sociology | Erasmus University
    Lecture by professor Evelyn Ruppert
    17.00 Closing Dag van de Sociologie – in Dutch

    Complimentary Drinks and Bites by the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Free entry

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