Room #5A19 | Pieter de la Court Gebouw | Wassenaarseweg 52 | Leiden
China has caught up with the age of Big Data: government, business, media and citizens alike are now familiar with the term; and the demand for and production of data is increasing. Yet for the Chinese media, serious obstacles remain for its mainstreaming: access to and reliability of data, availability of cross-disciplinary teams of researchers, designers, data experts and story tellers who can integrate the meaning derived from data. Through a series of examples of data based media narratives and feedback from training Chinese journalists on the ground, we will look at the opportunities and challenges and ask whether data can bring broader access to information and foster transparency.
Filip Noubel / Speaker
Filip Noubel is country director for Internews China and Director of the International Center for Communications Development (ICCD). His recent work in focused on media development and social media monitoring in China, as well as cross-cultural communication and literary translation in Asia.
Lonneke van der Velden / Discussant
Lonneke is a PhD candidate at the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) at the University of Amsterdam. Her work focuses on digital surveillance and technologies of activism and more particularly on interventions that make surveillance technologies visible. She is also interested in alternative social media platforms and in the intersection of science, technology and law. She has a background in Science and Technology Studies and Philosophy.