"Data, platforms and cities" conference
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THE CITIES AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CHAIR ORGANISE THE COLLOQUIUM "Data, Platforms and Cities" ON THURSDAY, 4 aPril 2019, FROM 5PM TO 8PM.
The conference will welcome Alex Rosenblat, author of Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work and Bianca Wylie, founder of the Open Data Institute Toronto. Their presentations will be discussed by Valérie Peugeot, digital studies researcher at Lab Orange.
Language : English
The conference is opened to external people.
Subject : "How do data and algorithms transform relationships between actors within cities? How do digital companies aim to manage our daily lives as city dwellers and workers? How does it feel to be managed by an algorithm? What is Google's vision of urban planning? What alternatives can be considered? This conference aims to question the dynamics of power in cities linked to the accumulation of data by digital platforms. First, Alex Rosenblat will present her four-years ethnographic research on Uber drivers’ working conditions. Then, Bianca Wylie will expose the controversial project of Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of the Alphabet group (Google), which plans to create Toronto's neighbourhood of the future."