The revelation of Prism and Tempora caused an ongoing discussion about data, privacy and surveillance. Yet, considering for example the fuss about Big Data or the struggle for Open (Government) Data there is a need for a broader discourse on how to grasp a better understanding of our digital data culture. Therefore the working group on data and networks of the German Media Studies Association (GfM) convenes next week (July 26/27, 2013) for its first workshop in Cologne.

Datenkritik Poster

Yuk Hui, Andreas Kirchner and me from the Hybrid Publishing Lab will be there to tackle together with the other participants the question “What is Data Critique?”.  Registration is still open. So just stop by, if you happen to be around Cologne next weekend. All necessary information can be found here.

Marcus Burkhardt

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