Call for applications – NEMO Training on data practices

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Apply now for the chance to join the NEMO Training “Overcome your data practise monsters”, which is especially targeted at people working with collection, management and visitor (or other kinds of) data. The session takes place online on Friday 30 June from 10:00-13:00 CEST.

When new data practices are being deployed at cultural heritage organisations, a new set of apprehensions and insecurities emerge. We invite participants to an interactive session where we employ “monsters” to explore what is happening with data practices in cultural heritage organisations.

Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Line Henriksen and Oskar Aspman of Malmö University in Sweden will guide the participants of the NEMO Training as they confront/get to know their data monsters through different interactive exercises: depicting the monster, naming the monster, addressing the monster and inviting the monster to tea.

As contemporary research conceptualises the agency of technology and data through the figure of the monster, the workshop aims to explore the monstrous aspects of data practices so that we might learn to live (differently) with our monsters. Through these exercises, the participants will explore the mutuality of agency in relation to data practices as monsters.

Data and activities around it are often very elusive, and he facilitators hope that after the workshop, participants will be better aware of their own ideas about data practices or will be equipped to conduct a similar workshop at their home institution with concerned and wary colleagues to discuss data monsters and their care.

People connected to NEMO member organisations are given priority and participate in the online training free of charge. Non-members may participate for a fee of 100 euro.