Digital Conversations: Data, Place and Digital Economies

Digital Conversations

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Join our conversation on the use of place data in understanding politics and economies

Bringing together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and data activists, we discuss the value of web archive and other library collections.

Drawing upon recent research at the University of Birmingham, which utilises data from the UK Web Archive to understand individual online behaviour, we are opening the discussion around the value of web archives, digital collections and metadata as a means to understand the role of place in politics and digital economies. Explore the spatial information included in web archives and other collections, demonstrating innovative uses of these rich datasets, and discuss the challenges, both ethical and technical, that accompany their use.

Chaired by the Library's Head of Contemporary British Publications, Ian Cooke, join us for an exciting discussion featuring the following speakers: 

• Mark Birkin, Professor of Spatial Analysis and Policy in the School of Geography, Director of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds and also the Programme Director for Urban Analytics at the Alan Turing Institute

• Miranda Marcus, Digital Programme Manager who leads the Open Data Institute's research and development programme and also Director of the AXNS Collective, an interdisciplinary organisation bringing together art, neuroscience and technology

• Jeremy Morley, Chief Geospatial Scientist at Ordnance Survey

• Emmanouil Tranos, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Birmingham and Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.


Name: Digital Conversations: Data, Place and Digital Economies
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £6.00
Senior 60+: £5.00
Student: £4.00
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Under 18: £4.00
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