There are some important links between work on emergencies and how algorithms shape, govern and control everyday practices and processes, from traffic management to financial trading. For me, there are interesting questions around the normative and procedural understandings of algorithms, specifically in settings that do the work of governing urban circulations and dealing with disruptive events. Definitely looking forward to this conference.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Katherine Hayles (Duke University)
Donald Mackenzie (Edinburgh University)
Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Celia Lury (Warwick University)
David Berry (Sussex University)
Organisers: Prof. Louise Amoore and Dr Volha Piotukh, Geography Department, Durham University
The event is funded within Prof. Louise Amoore’s ESRC ‘Securing against Future Events’ project (www.securitysfutures.org) and is free to attend. Research postgraduates and early career researchers whose abstracts are accepted will have their travel and accommodation costs reimbursed to a maximum of £200. Please submit abstracts of up to 400 words to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 December 2014, using ‘Thinking with Algorithms’ as your subject line.