[ISEA2017] Panel: Catalina Alzate, Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas, Pilar Sáenz, Sharath Chandra Ram & José David Cuartas Correa — Bio-creation of Informatics: Rethinking Data Ecosystems in the Network Economy

Panel Statement

The evolution of the information society has seen ‘data’ becoming the most important economic resource of the networked economy, mediated by the colocated and instantaneous access, dissemination and sharing of information amongst people across vast distances. Central to these various transactions that occur in our network culture, there exist numerous policy propositions that seek to regulate the archiving, access, sharing, use and dissemination of data. These policy propositions are often enforced upon users as encoded rules of the informatics of bio-creation, rather than being modeled by the very participants of the network who created the data in the first place – bio-creation of informatics. Furthermore, the design of most policy recommendations that have deep socio-economic and political implications have been restricted to reflecting the views of legal scholars and members of the technology industry, giving little or no room for a larger public discourse that is fueled by multi-stakeholder approaches. This panel seeks to explore how transdisciplinary media practitioners and creative art and design practitioners in tandem with information policy activists can address the context of data ecosystems to reimagine them and at the same time engage members of the general public to reflect and contribute to a larger inclusive discourse that can help re-shape public policy surrounding data ecosystems.

  • Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas, HackBo Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia 
  • Pilar Sáenz, Karisma Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • Sharath Chandra Ram, Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India 
  • José David Cuartas Correa, Universidad de Caldas Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores, Bogotá, Colombia 

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