Lecture: "Living in Data" by Jer Thorp

Events Cds Lecture 1

To live in data is to be incessantly extracted from, to be classified and categorized, statisti-fied, sold and surveilled. Data (our data) is mined and processed for profit, power and political gain. Our clicks and likes and footsteps feed new digital methods of control.

In this talk, Jer Thorp, artist, writer, teacher, and author of “Living in Data: A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Future", will propose a variety of answers to a crucial question of our time: how do we stop passively inhabiting data, and become active citizens of it?

Open to the entire Notre Dame community and general public. 

Co-sponsored by the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society, and the Department of American Studies