Cultures of Datafication in and Across South Asia

April 12, 2024 (Friday)April 13, 2024 (Saturday)

Fisher-Bennett Hall 401, 3340 Walnut St
Center for Advanced Study in India, 133 S 36th St, Suite 230

Cultures of Datafication in and Across South Asia

Conference Agenda

Friday, April 12
Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 401, 3340 Walnut St

2:15-2:30pm | Opening Remarks
Rahul Mukherjee (University of Pennsylvania)

2:30-4:00pm | Keynote Panel #1

Whose Data? Whose Ethics?
Ishtiaque Ahmed (University of Toronto)

Marketing as a Data Practice in Technology Governance
Nayantara Ranganathan (Independent Researcher)

Discussant: Kim Fernandes (University of Pennsylvania)

4:00-4:30pm | Break

4:30-6:00pm | Keynote Panel #2

Four Hegemonic Ways of Seeing AI and 5 Ways to Move Beyond Them: A Majority World Perspective
Sareeta Amrute (The New School; Data & Society)

Machining Culture and Cultural Machines: Studying AI’s Cultural Entanglements
Rida Qadri (Google)

Discussant: Ranjit Singh (Data & Society)

6:00-7:15pm | Reception at Fisher-Bennett Hall 135


Saturday, April 13
Center for the Advanced Study of India, 133 S 36th St, Ste 230

9:00-4:00pm | Closed Workshop

4:00-5:00pm | Closing Keynote

Development Aspirations in an Era of Digitally Mediated Transparency
Ursula Rao (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)

Discussant: Nikhil Anand (University of Pennsylvania)

5:00-5:15pm | Closing Remarks
Sandeep Mertia (University of Pennsylvania)