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Data Times: Immediacies, Lifecycles, Forgettings

March 19, 2020 @ 10:00 - March 20, 2020 @ 14:00

– Final Conference for the Data as Relation Research Project

Big data’s time is in the here and now, which is not to say that big data has no past. Collecting, archiving and storing data are acts that seek to hold on to elusive happenings of yesterday and yesteryear. Private businesses and public sector institutions are currently intensely busy with understanding and experimenting with data. More data (and more diverse data sources) make their ways into meeting rooms in the hope that societal or company futures can somehow be predicted.

For four years members of the Data as Relation project have conducted research into the new roles given to data in Danish public sector institutions and related organizations. Tax administrations, NGOs, and municipalities expend a considerable amount of energy and effort ensuring that data, can be put to good use in the future. During this conference, we hope to engage participants in discussion and develop a better understanding of different ways of organizing temporalities in data.

Join to hear the following keynote speakers:

Katherine Verdery (City University of New York)
Hannah Knox (UCL)
Kirsten Astrup and Maria Bordorff (visual artists)

Find more information and the full program here.


March 19, 2020 @ 10:00
March 20, 2020 @ 14:00


Data as Relation


IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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We have four regular events

  1. The TiP Salon runs weekly during the semester. We convene around constructive engagement with new publications, visitors to the group and work in progress. The meeting is open, and runs at 12:00-13:00 on Wednesdays. Please contact Lara Reime to sign up to the email list.
  2. Shut up and Write runs weekly during the semester. Based on the model promoted by Inger Mewburn, we commit to writing projects on the whiteboard and write in shorter sessions with breaks. For more, see here.
  3. The TiP Invited Speaker Series has been running since 2018, and each year 3-4 invited speakers present their work in a public forum. All welcome.
  4. The TiP Writing Workshop takes place twice a semester, where contributions from all members of TiP are welcome. The purpose of the workshop is to give and receive feedback on ‘in progress’ work. Practically the workshop entails reading all participants’ submission, being a ‘caring opponent’ on one particular text, and participating in constructive debate about the texts.

Sporadic events

When PhD students are at the right stage of their studies, they resurrect the longstanding institution of the STS Reading Group. Previous seasons of the Reading Group can be found here (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017).