The “data science revolution” has been used to destabilize democracies, increase corporate and state power and make us buy more shoes. Resisting this are a group of activists, artists and collectives reappropriating data science in the name of citizens.
For the last two years, data scientist and artist Jo Kroese has been researching and interviewing these data pioneers. Speaking to everyone from indigenous community activists to queer art collectives, they have learnt how to make traffic jams in empty roads and use Google Maps to prove war crimes. Jo has begun collating these practices into a movement of \’Radical Data\’: a critical data science that works for dignity, justice and hope.
This talk will propose an alternative vision for data. This is a talk for scientists, activists, artists and anyone wondering how we can stop the data science revolution working against us, and finally make it work for us.