The joint conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) was held 31 August – 3 September in Barcelona. Sabina and Brian convened the track “The Lives and Deaths of Data”.
This track investigated the relational constitution of data: How stages in the life of data articulate to one another and what challenges are involved in storing, moving, classifying, manipulating and interpreting them.
It was the second track (designated T002) out of 185 tracks, and split over five sessions on three consecutive days.
2:00–3:30 Session T002.1
- Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter): Journeys and deaths of scientific data
- Andrew Smart (Bath Spa University), Kate Weiner (University of Sheffield), Catherine Will (University of Sussex): A new life abroad: The portability of racialized data
- Andrew Turner, Madeleine Murtagh & Paul Burton (University of Bristol): Key issues in social studies of disclosure control
- Estelle Blaschke (University of Lausanne): Creating Infrastructures: The rise and Imaginary of microfilm (1920–1950)
- Fabrizio Li Vigni (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales): Data birth, transformation and use in complex systems sciences
4:00–5:30 Session T002.2
- Jutta Haider & Sara Kjellberg (Lund University): When are data? Reflections on the making (possible) of research data
- Goetz Hoeppe (University of Waterloo): How not to get scooped
- Brian Rappert (University of Exeter) & Louise Bezuidenhout (University of Notre Dame): The limits to data sharing in low‐resourced research environments
- Dominique Vinck & Pierre‐Nicolas Oberhauser (University of Lausanne): The shaping of an e‐research infrastructure: Drawings as equipped data
- Niccolò Tempini & Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter): Linkage, exploration and gatekeeping: The role of information security In biomedical data journeys
2:00–3:30 Session T002.3
- Clifford Tatum, Alex Rushforth & Sarah de Rijcke (Leiden University): Epistemic data cultures
- Gregor Halfmann (University of Exeter): The role of samples in the “birth” of data
- Tahani Nadim (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin): Data and natural history: Do museums dream of digital insects?
- Jo Bates & Paula Goodale (University of Sheffield) & Yuwei Lin (University for the Creative Arts): Data friction and the power dynamics of meteorological data infrastructures
- Mette Kragh‐Furbo & Gordon Walker (Lancaster University): New energy data in the making: Meaning, value and governance
4:00–5:30 Session T002.4
- Emiko Adachi (RIKEN) & Yasunobu Ito (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology — JAIST): Hidden cooperative specialization in a High Energy Physics experiment
- Judit Gárdos (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) & Natasha Mauthner (University of Aberdeen): (Re)making data: A case study of the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
- Alberto Cambrosio (McGill University), Pascale Bourret (Aix‐Marseille Université, SESSTIM) & Sylvain Besle (INSERM): Molecular tumor boards: Data interpretation in the age of sequencing
- Christine Aicardi & Tara Mahfoud (King’s College London): Spurious categories: A study of data‐model symbiosis in the Human Brain Project
- Imme Petersen & Regine Kollek (University of Hamburg): Preconditions, procedures and potentials: Data in post‐genomic cancer research
9:00–10:30 Session T002.5
- Assunta Viteritti & Orazio Giancola (Università di Roma — Sapienza): The life and death of big data in education
- Jessey Wright (University of Western Ontario): Data analysis and the perceived value of data
- Mary Ebeling (Drexel University): Data phantoms: The uncanny lives of data assets
- Jérôme Denis (Mines ParisTech): Beyond the deluge: Data and its invisible work
Track summary in tweets
You can see below what was tweeted about the Track.