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NB: There is only limited seating available for non-participants. For the Workshop (Dec 7-8), registration is required. For the Roundtable (Dec 9), all are welcome (first come, first serve). For inquiries and registration, please contact

Location (unless stated otherwise): The Alison Lam Foundation Council Chamber, G/F, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University

Workshop Timetable (Download)

DAY 1 December 7, 2017 (Thursday)
9:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00-10:45 Welcome and Introductions
10:45-12:30 PANEL 1: Between Geo-location and Urban Situatedness
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:45 PANEL 2: Planetary Entanglements and Extrastatecraft
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:15 Jack QiuTranslation across borders: Working-class public spheres and the cultural politics of solidarity
17:15- 18:00 Wrap-up
19:00-20:30 Conference Dinner*
DAY 2 December 8, 2017 (Friday)
9:30-11:15 PANEL 3: Mobilities, Traces, Transpositions
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-13:00 Ned Rossiter – Platform research, logistical nightmares and autonomous media

Brett Neilson – From logistical worlds to data farms: On borders and territory in the making of digital infrastructures

13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:15 PANEL 4: Margins and Interstices
16:15-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-17:45 Nishant Shah Appified politics: Rapid prototyping internets of survival
17:45-18:30 Wrap-up
DAY 3 December 9, 2017 (Saturday) Field Trip
8:30-11:00 E-waste Tour
12:00-13:15 Roundtable: Digital Infrastructure in Hong Kong**

*Conference Dinner – Putien Restaurant (Shop No. 1101-1102, 1/F, Tuen Mun Town Plaza Phase 1, 1 Tung Shing Street, Tuen Mun, N.T)

**Roundtable – The Black Box Theater (LBY203), B.Y. LAM Building

Panel Presenters

PANEL ONE: Between Geo-location and Urban Situatedness  /  Moderator: Nishant Shah
SÉVERINE ARSÈNE Transnational circulation of data and (cyber)sovereignty. : The case of Hong Kong
ELMO GONZAGA Algorithmic calibration in the digital statecraft of smart nation Singapore
GABRIELE DE SETA On Chinese stacks: Everyday digital media use between platform protectionism and infrastructural sovereignty
PANEL TWO: Planetary Entanglements and Extrastatecraft   /  Moderator: Diana Lemberg
TANYA NOTLEY The environmental risks and costs of the global digital economy for Asia
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE PLANTIN Platforms in the sky: The political geography of balloon-based internet infrastructure
EVELYN  WAN Biopower in the algorithmic age: On data environments, temporalities, and (dis)countable lives
DAISY TAM Listening to noise – crowdsourcing ethical food networks
PANEL THREE: Mobilities, Traces, Transpositions  /  Moderator: Jack Qiu
ILIA ANTENUCCI Banal borders: Infrastructures and security in digital cities
CHAMEE YANG Melodramatic history of mobility in South Korea
MONIKA HALKORT Morphologies of the refugee city
PANEL FOUR: Margins and Interstices  /  Moderator: Hanna Wirman
MARKUS REISENLEITNER Surfing L.A.’s silicon beach: The infrastructures, mobilities and practices of Google & friends’ new locationality
ZHUOXIAO XIE The making of consuming space: Digital infrastructure mentality and mobile communicative practices of Hong Kong Daigou practitioners
SHELLEY TUAZON GUYTON Shifting, improvised and mobile infrastructures: Disaster communication in an urban coastal community of the Philippines
MARIA GRAJDIAN Love in the digital age: Online-dating and the resurgence of toxic humanity

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