Speaker presentation | Jean-Christophe Plantin
We have the pleasure to announce the presence of Jean-Christophe Plantin for the Winter School Session 09 Infrastructures & platform
Jean-Christophe Plantin is Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, department of Media & Communications. He investigates the civic use of mapping platforms, the collaborative challenges in big data science, and the evolution of knowledge infrastructures. His research was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the European Regional Development Fund, and the University of Michigan MCubed Program. His work was published in New Media & Society, Media, Culture & Society, and the International Journal of Communication.
Contrasting platforms and infrastructures as configurations for data sharing
This talk will discuss the impact on scholarship when data sharing is increasingly organized by social media platforms. It does so by contrasting these entities with existing data infrastructures that acquire, curate, and process these data for archiving and further dissemination. The analysis of routine, procedures, and everyday work of data processing staff at a social science data archive will provide elements to detail the “regime of care” that define infrastructure towards research data, and how it contrasts with digital intermediaries in organizing data circulation.
Plantin, Jean-Christophe, Carl Lagoze, Paul N. Edwards, and Christian Sandvig. “Infrastructure Studies Meet Platform Studies in the Age of Google and Facebook.” New Media & Society, August 4, 2016, doi:10.1177/1461444816661553. http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/08/02/1461444816661553.abstract