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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Electronics < > Ecologies #3 — ENERGY


The third instalment in our Electronics Ecologies series, ENERGY foregrounds the work of engineers and activists influencing the trajectory of resource use in today’s tech industry.

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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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Futures at the Edge symposium: F.I.R.E. and Data public panel

Green Brain, RMIT University Level 7, Building 16, 342 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC

The deepening integration of the technology sector with the FIRE sector—finance, insurance, real estate—is a profoundly consequential development in modern capitalism. Separately these sectors are among the most powerful forces in society, with access to untold wealth and the ability to act like private forms of governance. When working together, they boost each other to new levels of dominance. Going by terms like fintech, insurtech, and proptech, these interdisciplinary enterprises have acquired an inescapable influence over our lives, even if we only notice a fraction of the ways they interact with us. These terms are large umbrellas under which vast arrays of systems are clustered, each one aiming to deploy digital solutions that serve the needs of technological and financial capital.

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Futures at the Edge symposium: Work Futures

Monash University Caulfield Campus 900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East, VIC

The transformation of work lies at the centre of our social and political present and future.  This panel explores dimensions of this transformation through a relational approach to work and traverses the possibilities it offers to re-imagine work futures.

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Searching Large Collections of Paper – Research Seminar by Doug Oard

Kaleide Theatre 360 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC

Information retrieval has for decades focused on finding digital documents, including documents that were born digital and those that have been digitised. But there are also enormous collections of physical documents, on paper or microfilm for example, that are not likely to be fully digitised in our lifetimes.

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Re/Framing – creativity / culture / computation

RMIT University, Melbourne

Re/Framing is an academic/creative/industrial gathering that will explore the transformation of creativity and the creative fields by generative artificial intelligence tools; in particular, this event will explore the opportunities and innovations enabled by the sustainable and ethical use of tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, Leonardo.Ai, and Suno, in film, TV, music, advertising, audio production, and other areas.

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