Seminar: Predicting Security and the Insecurity of Prediction

Dear colleagues and friends,

The Uncertain Archives research group is delighted to host a seminar with David Murakami Wood, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada on September 9 at South Campus in room 4A-0-68,

The seminar aims to investigate the surfaces of contact between surveillance and (in)security management on the one hand and the insecurity involved in processes of prediction, such as pattern discrimination and image recognition etc. on the other.


10.30 Introduction
10.45 Keynote:
David Murakami Wood - "Building the brandscape of control: marketing, familiarity and smart devices."
11.30 David Murakami Wood in conversation with Lone Koefoed Hansen
12.15 Lunch
13.15 Panel presentation
Johan Lau Munkholm - "Porous Boundaries: Privacy."
Naja Grundtmann - "Machine Learning and Aby Warburg’s Iconology of the Interval: Between Image and Text. "
14.30 Coffee break
14.45 Panel presentation
Renée Ridgway - "Research - the Personalised Subject vs. the Anonymous User: how search engines organise (us)ers."
Søren Pold - "Metainterface Character - Narrative as Critical Aspect."
16.00 Thank you and goodbye  


We hope to see you at the event, and urge you to sign up no later than September 4. Please sign up with:

The seminar is organised by associate professor Kristin Veel and PhD students Ece Elbeyi and Naja Grundtmann all of whom are a part of the Uncertain Archives Research Group, University of Copenhagen. 

The event is generously supported by The Carlsberg Foundation.