Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Big data, employment and information literacy

A series of workshops at the University of Cambridge, in October-November 2016, will explore how Big Data is reshaping the worlds of work, production and employment.

Information and data literacy are most pertinent here, because employees, managers, business leaders, clients and customers benefit from acquiring an awareness of how Big Data impacts on them.  Big Data is a critical part of the information landscape, and is become increasingly (even if subtly) ubiquitous. It represents opportunities, but also challenges, risks and sometimes even dangers; there is a need for understanding and know-how about what it means for individuals in the context of the evolving world of the workplace.

The four events are free and open to all – further details at https://www.informall.org.uk/employment/big-data-future-of-work/ . The workshops, all of which run on Mondays from 14:00 to 16:00, are as follows:

    17 October 2016 – Surveillance and employment relations in a data-saturated society
    31 October 2016 – Managed by an algorithm? The rise of ‘on-demand’ working and the gig economy
    14 November 2016 – The quantified self at work
    28 November 2016 – Ethical perspectives on the use of automous computer systems on professional practices

All events will take place at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT.

Best wishes,

St├ęphane Goldstein
Executive Director
InformAll
39 Esmond Road
London NW6 7HF

tel: +44 (0)7913 464393
Skype: stephanegoldstein
Twitter: stephgold7

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