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'Lives of Data' Book Discussion, NYU
Global Asia Webinar
co-sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Book Discussion: 'Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India,' Edited by Sandeep Mertia

Panel: Natasha Schüll (NYU), Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA), Sareeta Amrute (Data & Society) and Sandeep Mertia (NYU)

Chair: Arjun Appadurai (NYU)

Date: 23 April 2021

Time: 11 AM EST

Lives of Data maps the historical and emergent dynamics of big data, computing, and society in India. It brings together fifteen interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners to set up a collaborative research agenda on computational cultures. Encompassing history, anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), media studies, civic technology, data science, digital humanities, and journalism, the essays open up possibilities for a truly situated global and sociotechnically specific understanding of the many lives of data.

Lives of Data is an open access publication from the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam in collaboration with The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. The book is available for download and for print-on-demand orders at:

Disability accommodations: please contact one week in advance.

Apr 23, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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