Doing Data Work – Technical and Organizational Pragmatics in Smart Cities

QUT’s Design Lab and Digital Media Research Centre are thrilled to present Paul Dourish in this exclusive guest lecture on Monday 3 September, 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Z-401, Gardens Point Campus of QUT.

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As in so many other parts of contemporary life, data-driven approaches are often presented as a means to resolve problems in urban governance, from civic participation to institutional accountability. In recent ethnographic work, Paul has been examining data practice in a large city with a particular emphasis on the challenges of meshing data practice with existing institutional frames. In this talk, he will discuss some of our early findings, highlighting the gulf between the rhetoric of smart cities and the practical work of urban governance.

For more information, visit the DMRC website. Registration is essential at the Eventbrite site. All welcome.


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