Conference “Cities and Digital Technology Chair”: Data, Platforms & Cities, 4 April 2019, Paris (CEE Sciences Po, France)

April 4, Conference “Cities and Digital Technology Chair”: Data, Platforms & Cities

Organized by Sciences Po, Urban School and Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics

When? April 4, 2019

WhereSciences Po, Amphitheater Jacques Chapsal 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Paris 75007

How do data and algorithms transform relationships between actors within cities? How do digital companies aim to manage our daily lives as city dwellers and workers? How does it feel to be managed by an algorithm? What is Google’s vision of urban planning? What alternatives can be considered?

This conference aims to question the dynamics of power in cities linked to the accumulation of data by digital platforms. First, Alex Rosenblat will present her four-years ethnographic research on Uber drivers’ working conditions. Then, Bianca Wylie will expose the controversial project of Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of the Alphabet group (Google), which plans to create Toronto’s neighbourhood of the future.

More information here.