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Intimate analytics - with speaker Ben Williamson (Biosocial research network event)

Room 312, School of Education (Building R19)
Social Sciences
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 (13:00-14:00)
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Intimate analytics: data-intensive postgenomics, neurotechnology, and bioinformatic education

This presentation will open up precision learning to social scientific examination. 

Speaker: Dr Ben Williamson, Centre for Research in Digital Education and Edinburgh Futures Institute

Drawing on recent science studies of data-centred postgenomics and neuroscience, as well as on critical data studies and biosocial conceptualizations, precision education initiatives will be approached as the hybrid product of three interpenetrating ‘codes’: biological codes pertaining to fleshy bodies, computer codes that instruct bioinformatic technologies, and social codes related to governing the expected or desired conduct of students.

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About the speaker

Ben Williamson is a Chancellor's Fellow at the Centre for Research in Digital Education and the Edinburgh Futures Institute, examining the intersections of digital technologies, science, and data with education policy and governance. He writes research updates at Code Acts in Education and on Twitter he is @BenPatrickWill.

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