Big Data Discourses: Communicating, Deliberating, and Imagining Datafication

Approaching datafication through discourse means to understand and to engage with the eminent reality-making power of communication, deliberation, and imagination. It foregrounds the work that goes into rendering datafication a socially relevant phenomenon and problem.

The conference is open to theoretical and empirical approaches. Due to the variety of paradigms,
we believe that it is necessary to work across disciplines and embrace an international
perspective. It invites senior as well as emerging scholars to contemplate the entanglement of discourse and technology.

The conference will take place at the Department for Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University, Germany. It is supported by the German Research Foundation.