Connected Life 2019

Connected Life 2019 Data & Disorder will be held at both Oxford (24th June) and London (25th June), supported by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), London School of Economics (LSE), and the Alan Turing Institute (ATI).

Keynote Speakers

Ifeoma Ajunwa (Cornell University and Law School, Berkman Klein Center of Harvard University).

A 2018 recipient of the Derrick A. Bell Award from the Association of American Law Schools, Dr. Ajunwa is the Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Law at Cornell University, and Associated Faculty Member at Cornell Law School.  She is also a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School and an Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Inequality at Cornell University. Dr. Ajunwa’s research interests are at the intersection of law and technology with a particular focus on the ethical governance of workplace technologies.

Tarleton Gillespie (Microsoft Research and Cornell University)

Tarleton Gillespie is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England, and an affiliated associate professor in the Department of Communication and Department of Information Science at Cornell University. His new book, Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media (Yale University Press) was published in June 2018. He is also the author of Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture (MIT Press, 2007), the co-editor of Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (MIT, 2014), and the co-founder of the blog Culture Digitally.

Taina Bucher (University of Copenhagen)

Taina Bucher is associate professor in Communication & IT at the University of Copenhagen. Her research focuses on the power and politics of algorithms in everyday life at the intersection of media studies, sociology and science, and technology studies. She is the author of IF…THEN: Algorithmic Power and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2018) and is currently working on a book about Facebook (under contract with Polity Press).


Connected Life 2019 Data & Disorder will provide a cross-disciplinary network of researchers to consider the broad societal implications of automated data collection, processing, and analysis in all facets of daily life. In an effort to include diverse perspectives from across the intellectual spectrum, the conference welcomes proposals from postgraduate students and faculty from all departments, including but not limited to business, computer science, digital humanities, economics, education, history, international relations, law, linguistics, literature, media and communications, philosophy, politics, psychology, and sociology.

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