Dwellings in the Intersections of State, Markets, and Big Data

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Call for Papers
June 7, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Digital Humanities, Humanities, Sociology, Urban Design and Planning

The modern State has always handled large quantities of data. Post the so-called ‘digital turn’, the ways in which data has been collected, stored and used by the state and other actors have transformed drastically. Increasingly, the modern state has entered into a multi-faceted relationship with different forms of digital media and big data. Moreover, state and the markets collaborate and collude to create and capture data that seem to have serious and far-reaching implications on individual privacy and autonomy. This workshop aims to explore the myriad aspects and modalities of the dynamic relationship between the different arms of the state, big data and digital multimedia.