Last weekend, the DEN co-funded Data Publics Conference took place in Lancaster, from Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April, hosted in the University’s LICA Building. The event also live-streamed keynotes and sessions over the three days via Periscope to open up the talks and discussions to a wider audience.
Data Publics aimed to investigate the formation and representation of crowds, groups and clusters within the digital economy, and accepted abstracts were grouped into four stands; activating publics, governing publics, provoking publics and emergent publics.
The conference consisted of keynotes, workshops, parallel sessions and an exhibition, and there was also a drinks reception and conference dinner at the Lancaster House Hotel.
There was also extensive live coverage of the event via Twitter throughout the weekend and you can catch up on this below:
- You can see the #DataPublics Storify for social media highlights of the conference.
- There are also pictures of Louise Mullagh and Serena Pollastri’s Walking with Data exhibit via Flickr.
Thank you to the conference organisers at Newcastle and Lancaster universities for putting on this fantastic and informative event, and to Lancaster’s Data Science Institute and the other partners that made Data Publics possible.