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26apr4:00 pm- 5:00 pmRunning practices in Barcelona: digital findings from ethnographic fieldwork


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


RMIT University - Council Chamber

(Building 1, Level 2) - 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne


RMIT Digital Ethnography Research Centre

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Running practices in Barcelona are deeply present in everyday life and people get involved with them for different motivations that can range from health interests to community based actions. In social sciences and art studies, running has long been explored as a critical-creative tool and metaphor to engage with the self, others and the environment around us (Syng and Latham 2015). Therefore running cannot be thought only as a ‘bodies in motion’ practice but it could be understood as a complex phenomenon that encompasses other practices related for instance to the digital and urban spheres of the quotidian.

To follow this approach, in this talk I will present part of my ongoing PhD research based on ethnographic fieldwork in Barcelona undertaken in 2016 with ‘casual’ runners. From two case studies, I will focus on the encounters with the participants, their narratives and the exploration of mobile methods of inquiry to trace digital emergences of the practice of running in relation to understandings of the body and the city.

The aim of this seminar is to pose preliminary outcomes of how the digital is constantly entangling and relating to people, practices, experiences and materialities from a posthuman reading of everyday life.

Elisa Herrera Altamirano is a PhD candidate on the Information and Knowledge Society within the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and 2017 visiting research PhD student in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre in RMIT. With a background on critical Psychology and Gender Studies, she is currently working on her thesis named “Mapping ‘body-city continuums’: the case of runners in Barcelona’. Interested in political geographies, subjectivity, sports and technology she is exploring non dualistic manners of representing human and non-human relations in everyday life through mobile research methodologies.

28apr9:00 am- 5:30 pmThe Social Life of Data Symposium


(Friday) 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


RMIT University - Council Chamber

(Building 1, Level 2) - 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne


RMIT Digital Ethnography Research Centre

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Hosted by the Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) at RMIT University
Convened by Sarah Pink, Deborah Lupton and Deb Verhoeven

The first symposium of the Digital Data and Society Consortium seeks to create a new forum in Australia for the sharing and exchange of research in the HASS fields that concerns digital data. Our focus for the first event will be on the social life of data, but will in doing so attend to the social as inextricable from materialities, politics and ethics. Our aim is to bring together new research in this field for consortium members to present and discuss, towards consolidating, developing and establishing key research agendas and impact relating to the future of digital data in Australia and beyond. Attendees will include consortium members and key guests invited by consortium members.


9:00 Registration open

9:20 Welcome

Panel 1

9:30 Data-driven governance and resistance: the case of speed enforcement, Gavin J.D. Smith (ANU) & Pat O’Malley (ANU)

9:50 Big Data and the Visuality of Justice, Janet Chan (UNSW)

10:10 The politics of data storage in Singapore, Tanya Notley (UWS)

10:30 The Social Life of Performance Data: of audit trails and governing professionals, Paul Henman (UQ)

11:10 – 11:25  Morning Break 

Panel 2

11:30 Locating responsibility for data, Lyria Bennett Moses (UNSW)

11:50 More than Social: The Social Life of Data and its more-than-human counterparts, Larissa Hjorth (RMIT), Ingrid Richardson (Murdoch University) and Yolande Strengers (RMIT)

12:10 Ethics, evidence and the smartphone in a digital world: challenges and solutions for managing data lifespan and access, Adrian G. Dyer, Jair E. Garcia, Detlef Rohr, Edgar Gomez Cruz, Marta Poblet Balcell (RMIT)

12:30 Conceptualising information fluency, Sora Park (UC)

12:50 Panel Q & A

13:10 – 13:55 Lunch Break

Panel 3

14:00 Photos should be made mandatory: risk and intimacy in social data cultures, Kath Albury (UNSW)

14:20 Vernacular Data Cultures in Mobile Dating and Hookup Apps, Jean Burgess (QUT)

14:40 Dating and Hook-up Apps and the Circumvention of Location, Rowan Wilken (RMIT)

13:00 Time to get tricky? The promises and pitfalls of data obfuscation, Neil Selwyn (MU) & Luci Pangrazio (DU)

15:20 Panel Q & A

15:40 – 15: 50 Afternoon Break

Panel 4

15:50 Shifting perspectives: Learning from or knowing with personal data? Vaike Fors (Halmstad University, Sweden)

16:10 From parents to nudges: reflections on smart authorities, Martin Berg (Malmö University, Sweden)

16:30 Data Publics: Extracting Social Value from Facebook Page Data, Anthony McCosker (SUT)

16:50 Big Data and the Future of Audience Research, Adrian Athique (UQ)

17:10 Panel Q & A

17:30 Close

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