DATA, SECURITY, VALUES: Vocations and Visions of Data Analysis

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 to Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Peace Research Institute Oslo, Hausmanns gate 3

Data analysis can have many vocations and visions. Coding, programming and algorithmically interpreting data is informed by the concepts, ideas, values and affordances of the technologies and people that engage with data. Even if the word data means "given", information becomes socially and politically imbued as soon as it is selected and categorized to make it available for analysis. Such insights are no longer only subject of academic critique, but the normativity of data analysis has by now become integrated into public discourses. In fact, the value of data has created a new market for moral entrepreneurs, who re-frame data analysis as a tool for moral engineering and security politics. At this conference we explore how values, ideas and concepts are not only necessarily embedded in data analysis, but also in what way they are productive and co-create society. We discuss the relationship between data analysis, ideas and values by looking at the workings of digital security technologies, data security policies or the security politics of data.

Key Notes

Miguel Sicart, Associate Professor, IT University Copenhagen Playing Data: Understanding the Ludic in the Information Age

Katja de Vries, Postdoctoral Researcher, IT University Copenhagen The Coexistence of Humans and Algorithmic Machines

Susanne Krasmann, Professor, Hamburg University The Secret of Algorithms: On Transparency, Truth and the Political

Roundtable Discussion: Dilemma Dialogue on the Everyday Use of Data in Security Authorities with representatives from The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB), Ministry of Justice, The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) and the Police Security Services (PST)

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

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