2017. január 26-án 15 órától Claudio Altenhain, a tanszék DCGC doktorandusza tart előadást kutatási eredményeiről “Tropicalizing Surveillance: How big data policing ‘migrated’ from New York City to Sao Paulo” címmel. Az előadás angol nyelvű. Helyszín: ELTE ÁJK IV. terem. Minden érdeklődő szeretettel várunk.
In recent years, police forces have started to draw upon big data technology to improve their investigative capabilities as well as to prevent (and, sometimes, even to predict) criminal activities. Consequently, there is a growing market for the corresponding computational tools, and a range of software companies compete to sell their respective “solutions” to law enforcement agencies all over the world. My research focuses upon the implementation of such a program in the city of São Paulo, putting a particular emphasis upon the promises, controversies and resistances it mobilizes locally. Against the simplified notion of a technological “diffusion”, I will point out how, in fact, the system is subject to a techno-social “translation” which thoroughly affects the ways in which it is applied and made sense of.