Metric Culture: The Quantified Self and Beyond (CfP, Conference, 8-9 June 2017)

International Conference, 8-9 June 2017 Organised by: Btihaj Ajana (AIAS and King’s College London) Venue: Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark Confirmed keynote speakers: Deborah Lupton (University of Canberra, Australia) Rosalind Gill (City University London, UK) Details: Recent years have witnessed an intensive growth of systems of measurement and an increasing integration of data processes into various Read the full article…

Reconsidering Humanity (Symposium, Live Streamed, 25 June 2015)

Live-streamed symposium Starting June 25 at 9:30 AM CET, this symposium spans across philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology, computer engineering, political science, robotics, psychology etc. to address critical constructive perspectives on basic aspects of currently entertained grand visions with regard to the application of so-called Big Data approaches to research on humans, societies and their natures. From Read the full article…

Ethics of Biomedical Big Data (Call for Chap Abstracts, Ed Volume by Luciano Floridi & Brent Mittelstadt, deadline 30 March 2015)

Call for Chapters:  Ethics of Biomedical Big Data edited volume Peer-reviewed edited volume in Springer’s Philosophical Studies series Editors:   Prof. Luciano Floridi & Dr. Brent Mittelstadt Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford Deadlines Extended Abstracts:  March 30, 2015 Chapters:  June 30, 2015 Description In biomedical research, the analysis of large datasets (Big Data) has become a major driver of Read the full article…

Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives (CfP, Conference, Cambridge, 18-19 September 2014)

Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives 18th-19th September 2014 Post-doctoral Suite, 16 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Fuelled by the accelerating pace of technological development and a general shift to personalised, patient-led medicine alongside the growing Quantified Self and Big Data movements, the emerging field of personal medical devices is one which is advancing rapidly across Read the full article…

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics of Big Data (Job, University of Oxford)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics of Big Data, Oxford Internet Institute associated with a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at St Cross College, University of OxfordGrade 7: £29,837 – £36,661 p.a.We are a leading world centre for the multidisciplinary study of the Internet and society, looking for a full-time Researcher to work on a funded project, “The Ethics Read the full article…

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5 I have spent the last few months gorging on DSM–5 media discussions. (All too often I have felt as though I have been ingesting too many empty, sugar-spiked calories.) I had promised myself, then, that I would start a DSM–5 free diet on June 6, 2013, the day after my participation Read the full article…