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Data, Democracy and the Digital

19 November, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A panel of politicians and social scientists discuss the impact of digital developments on contemporary politics. Digital devices and availability of data help citizens engage with the democratic process and inform themselves about our fast-changing world. Simultaneously, the rise of ‘fake news’, novel data-gathering techniques and filter bubbles seem to contribute to increasing polarisation within society. In the context of Brexit and Trump, this panel will ask if this is the end of politics as we thought we knew it?

The panel will be chaired by Professor Melissa Terras (University of Edinburgh) and will include Dr Isabel Kusche (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies), Professor Laura Cram (University of Edinburgh), Marco Biagi (Yale University), Dr Nicole Rigillo (Indian Institute of Management).

The event will be held in the Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland. Accessibility information can be found here.

In partnership with

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

Contact email address

iash@ed.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
19 November, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://endofpolitics.eventbrite.com

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Description for print
Digital devices and big data help citizens inform themselves and engage with the democratic process. Simultaneously, ‘fake news’, data-gathering techniques and filter bubbles seem to contribute to social polarisation. Is this the end of politics as we know it?
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
iash@ed.ac.uk
Event partners
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Region
Scotland
City/town
Edinburgh
Accessibility information
www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/plan-your-visit
Image copyright information
Image by Michael Pittman (CC by-sa2.0)

Venue

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JF United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/plan-your-visit
Phone:
0300 123 6789
Website:
https://www.nms.ac.uk/