In a world of radical political, economic and ecological uncertainty, lives and life chances are increasingly precarious for many. It is becoming ever more urgent to explore the changing vulnerabilities of the majority. At the same time, understanding the in/vulnerabilities of elites and their sometimes catastrophically flawed forms of expertise and knowledge is also crucial. These are the two central themes of the CRESC 2013 Conference, which is co-sponsored by the Journal for Cultural Economy. (See attached prospectus, or visit the CRESC website at http://www.cresc.ac.uk/events/cresc-annual-conference for more details)
Amongst other topics, a stream of sessions will focus on big data and its vulnerabilities.
School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), London, 4th-6th September, 2013