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Invitation to Workshop on Calculative Practices in the New Age of Machines

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, November 4, 2022 - 16:00


Invitation to Workshop on Calculative Practices in the New Age of Machines on November 3-4, 2022

Accounting is one of the professional domains deemed to be profiting the most, with technology allegedly increasing productivity, reducing costs and leading to higher value forms of work. Yet, what exactly is new and different in comparison to previous waves of informatization and technologization, in which accounting has been implicated? What new roles and forms are accounting and calculative practices more broadly conceived taking in the contexts of big data and machine learning-based knowledge production? What elements of change and continuity can be observed between current calculative practices and calculative practices from previous ages of machines? What are consequences for processes of governing and control?

This workshop seeks to scrutinize these questions and invites contributions that speak in particular the following three themes.

1. Algorithmic calculation and new forms of coding and categorizing

2. Contested professional visions and new epistemologies (of the eye?)

3. New forms of governing, social ordering and control

The workshop is an initiative from cooperation between the ADD project at the Copenhagen Business School, the QUA=D project at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics, and The FinWork Research Centre at King’s College London. The workshop will be held at the Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark, on November 3rd and 4th 2022

Read more in the pdf file above.

We expect no more than 20 participants.Those interested in attending should send a onepage title and abstract to by September 1st 2022. 

Notifications of acceptance to the workshop will be sent by September 9th 2022. There is a limited budget to assist with flights and hotel accommodation for those attending and in need of additional funding.

Andrea Mennicken, London School of Economics
Rita Samiolo, King’s College London
Len Seabrooke, Copenhagen Business School
Crawford Spence, King’s College London

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