Diverse Knowledges — Hidden Voices

July 5, 2022

Announcing the second in our series of 2022 “Interdisciplinary Data Science” conversational seminars. Co-sponsored by DERC and The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge.

This series focuses on the real challenges and values of using interdisciplinary approaches to build responsible data science. In this session, we want to talk about bringing more diverse voices to the concepts of data, science, knowledge, and interdisciplinarity.

Anything we call “Interdisciplinary” will include diverse ways of knowing, which means bringing many voices to the table, at the outset.

This series brings together diverse voices from disparate disciplines like computer science and cultural studies to talk about their definitions of interdisciplinarity, as well as struggles and commitment to this practice. This series also brings seasoned scholars together with Early Career Researchers to share practices across these levels.

Each seminar is unique, but builds from the core premise that today’s “big issues” demand more attention to interdisciplinarity and that everyone benefits when research ecosystems integrate multiple perspectives, even when this is challenging and time consuming.

DERC is co-sponsoring this series on “Interdisciplinary Data Science” with University of Cambridge’s Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy. This July session is also sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Technological, Emerging, and Ethical Methods (STEEM) at Aarhus University.

Seminar 2
July 19, 2022
6-7 p.m. Melbourne time (9-10 a.m. UK time). Online via Teams.
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This seminar features the following participants:

Winnie Soon, Ph.D.
Assoc Prof, Digital Design, Aarhus University

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Winnie Soon is an artistic coder and researcher interested in queering the intersections of art and technology, engaging with topics like queer code and coding otherwise, digital censorship, experimental diagramming and software publishing. Works appear in museums, galleries, festivals, distributed networks, papers and books, including co-authored Aesthetic Programming and Fix My Code. Winnie co-initiated the art community Code & Share [ ] and co-edits the MIT Press Software Studies Book Series

Ane Katherine Gammelby, Ph.D
Research Fellow, PUSH, Aarhus University

Ane Kathrine is a postdoc in PUSH: Public Health at a Crossroads, a project hosted by Aarhus University and funded by the Danish Cancer Society to merge epidemiological and anthropological understandings and methods to study the emergence of global human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine controversies and local epidemics of HPV related side effects. Her research focuses on the intersection of health service guidance and the user experience of navigating and controlling health problems that are unresolved by the mainstream.

Annette Markham, Ph.D.
Co-Director of DERC and Professor of Media & Communication, RMIT University

Annette is a methodologist and ethics expert and researcher of digital culture. She has conducted applied research across corporate, governmental, and academic sectors. Currently, Markham co-directs DERC, the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, is founder and co-director of The International Skagen Institute for Transgressive Methods, and the co-director of STEEM, the Center for the Study of Technological, Emerging, and Ethical Methods in Denmark.

Gina Neff, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Technology & Society at the University of Oxford

Gina’s research focuses on the effects of the rapid expansion of our digital information environment on workers and workplaces and in our everyday lives. Professor Neff advises international organisations including UNESCO, the OECD and the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. She chairs the International Scientific Committee of the UK’s Trusted Autonomous Systems programme and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Network for the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council. Her academic research has won both engineering and social sciences awards.