Economies of Virtue Book Launch Event and Celebration

Melbourne Law School Common Room, Level 9, Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton, Melbourne, VIC

Join us in celebrating the launch of Economies of Virtue: The Circulation of ‘Ethics’ in AI, edited by Thao Phan, Jake Goldenfein, Monique Mann and Declan Kuch published open access by the Institute of Network Cultures in late 2022.

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The Web Search Revolution

Kaleide Theatre 360 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC

This year marks two important anniversaries: 25 years since the Google company was founded, and the 30th anniversary of the release of the first web search engine, JumpStation. This one-day interdisciplinary symposium in Melbourne and online brings together leading thinkers to examine the past, present and future of web search - Google, ChatGPT, Bing, and beyond.

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Mapping the Digital Gap 2023 Outcomes Report Launch


The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) and Telstra invite you to attend the online launch of the first Mapping the Digital Gap Annual Outcomes Report. Hear from leading industry and academic experts on the first year findings from ten diverse remote First Nations communities across Australia.

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Do Labs Have Politics?

Deakin Downtown Melbourne, VIC

Join Maxigas in discussing the role of academic labs in bringing about desired futures. The “science shop” movement pioneered in the Netherlands directly linked academic institutions with social movements to counterbalance techniques of management tied to capital.

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Friction and Promise in Data Labor


For the past years, we have faced a repeated experience when presenting our work on prisoners training AI. Scholars in the fields of critical data and algorithm studies start nodding, as if they already knew what we were going to say. What else is prison data labor than an effort to harness the prison-industrial complex in the service of the global data extraction machinery?

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Electronics < > Ecologies #4 — MANUFACTURING

Nanyang Technological University

The final instalment in our Electronics Ecologies series, MANUFACTURING brings together scholars in geography, media and labour studies to discuss the growth in electronics and chip manufacturing in East and South East Asia.

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