3/9 Update: Due to the COVID-19 virus this conference in canceled.

Join us to hear from researchers studying Big Data about how they respond to the question of how algorithmic systems support emergent understandings of “the human,” “the social,” and conceptions of “the ethical.” Our workshop will engage pressing questions of data ethics by critically assessing large-scale information systems and forms of algorithmic reasoning.

This conference explores large-scale data analytics with respect to the ways in which they support specific ways of being in the world, forms of perception and intervention, and forms of knowing, while preventing other modes of life from flourishing. How does openness for new ethical projects persist in algorithmic systems? How might predictive analytics foreclose the possibility of alternative futures? What, in other words, are the ethics and politics of openness and closure in contemporary algorithmically-mediated conditions? In light of the current proliferation of dystopian visions of algorithmic futures with ubiquitous digital surveillance and control, what alternative futures could be brought about in and through computational infrastructures to be designed and implemented otherwise?


Friday, March 20th | 10am-4:55pm | Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room

Saturday, March 21st| 9am-2pm | Rotunda Dome Room


Friday March 20, 2020 – Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room

10:00am-10:15am:              Coffee/Bagels

10:15am-10:20am:              Welcome

10:25am-11:00am:              Gaymon Bennett

11:05am-11:40am:              Luis Felipe R. Murillo

11:45am-12:20pm:                Erin McElroy

12:20pm- 2:00pm:                  Lunch

2:00pm-2:35pm:                  Shreeharsh Kelkar

2:35pm-3:00pm:                  Coffee Break

3:00pm-3:35pm:                  Samuel Lengen

3:40pm-4:00pm                   Discussion

Saturday March 21, 2020 - Rotunda Dome Room

9:30am-10:00am:                Coffee/Bagels

10:00am-10:35am:              Emanuel Moss

10:40am-11:15am:              Caitlin Wylie

11:15am-11:40am:              Coffee Break

11:40am-12:15pm:              Jarrett Zigon

12:20pm-1:00pm:                  Final Discussion