Lunchtime Talk
Fri 11 Sep 2020 13:00-14:00 at YouTube Live

Data & The Human

During September we are handing over Friday's lunchtime talks to Watershed Research team, this Friday we welcome Joyann Boyce, Grace Quantock & Hannah Little for a panel discussion exploring the human relationship with data.

Credit: Franki Chamaki on Unsplash

Credit: Franki Chamaki on Unsplash


Grace Quantock

Grace Quantock is a non-executive director, writer and psychotherapeutic counsellor. Grace’s work is embedded in the collection, processing, understanding and sharing of story. Grace’s research focus is investigating how creative technologists can assess the impact of their data delivery methods and responsibly support more vulnerable groups to engage without overwhelm or re-traumatisation.

Dr Hannah Little

Dr Hannah Little is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at UWE Bristol and sits on the board of directors for Open Rights Group, a UK-based advocacy group for digital rights. She specialises in digital communication, linguistics and cultural evolution. She is using her time as a data fellow to understand how we might go about communicating effectively but ethically about data rights with diverse audiences.

Joyann Boyce

Joyann Boyce (Bristol) uses data to create inclusive marketing campaigns and marketing strategies. Joyann is interested in the relationship between data and bias, asking if you train a machine with intentionally biased data in favour of those from marginalised backgrounds?

This Lunchtime Talk will be broadcast live on Watershed's YouTube channel

Watershed’s Research team are taking over the Lunchtime Talks in September to share some of the work coming out of two of our current programmes, Bristol+Bath Creative R+D and the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN). Come and join us to find out more about data, responsibility and digital placemaking.

A lot of people see data as being removed from the human experience, something in the cloud. However, our data sometimes reveals a lot more about us than we might initially realise, maybe even things we didn’t realise about ourselves.

In this panel, we will be exploring the human relationship with data as a mirror, from how it helps us understand ourselves and others, to the consequences of data misrepresenting us, or exposing aspects of ourselves we may want to keep private.

The South West Creative Technology is currently running a year of thinking about data, and our data fellows Grace, Hannah & Joyann will talk about how each of their projects explores the relationships between data and humans.

Join us on Fri 11th September, 13:00-14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards.

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