Event Listing

The Computable Self and the Politics of Data, featuring CBC's Nora Young

Start Time: March 10, 2017 @ 8:15 am
End Time: March 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Event Details:

On Friday March 10, the McMaster community and the public are invited to take part in The Computable Self and the Politics of Data, a day-long regional workshop, hosted at McMaster University's Sherman Centre for the Digital Scholarship, that will explore political, scholarly and creative interventions into personal data, practices of quantifying self, and our virtual and networked lives.

This keynote speaker for this event will be Nora Young, host of CBC Radio program Spark, with her talk, Data Bodies, Digital Citizens: Power and Politics in the Age of the Data Boom.

Throughout the day, invited academic, artistic and research creation presentations will address creative and political intersections that link data, self, and social formations. How does data work to create, mandate or complicate normative formations of self and idealized socials? How do our emergent practices and critiques of data illuminate neoliberal or machinic valorization; shed light to the acts of power and self-governance or surveillance; imagine resistive ways in which we can exploit or retain agency with our data? How do we realize data’s productivity through our varied critical and creative practices?


Keynote talk with Nora Young, host of CBC Radio program Spark

When: Friday, 10 March 2017, 2:00-3:15
Where: CIBC Hall, 3rd floor McMaster University Student Centre

Workshop: The Computable Self and the Politics of Data

When: Friday, 10 March 2017, 8:20 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, Mills Library 1st floor

Sponsored by:

McMaster University's Faculty of Humanities
McMaster University’s Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia
Sara Bannerman, Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance
Paula Gardner, Asper Chair in Communications

Organized By:

Sara Bannerman