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This is a match-making section for CHANSE Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age.

General Information

  • Type: Partner looking for project
  • Organisation: Tampere University
  • Country: Finland (FI)

Research area

  • Call topics:
    • Cultural Transformations in the Digital Age
    • Digitalisation and Social Transformation
  • Keywords:

    epistemic inequality AI automated decision-making ignorance expertise

  • Brief description of your expertise / expertise you are looking for:

    At Tampere University in Finland we have a small team of researchers across the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, political sciences and media studies interested in the transformative role of disinformation and ignorance in the democratic society. The Neoliberal economic regime and market-based knowledge production, combined with digitalization and the rise of social media have shaken the former authority of institutional knowledge and expertise in various professions. In our ongoing NEGATE project – funded by Academy of Finland between 2018-2022 – we develop new theoretical tools for understanding how citizens challenge authorities through social media platforms and how authoritative systems create inequality, especially epistemic inequality, between citizens. Relevant questions for us, for instance, are: How can ignorance and uncertainty be managed in crisis situations? How do experts respond to manufactured ignorance, denial of science, and other challenges to expertise? Methodologically, we draw on a mixed-methods design that combines qualitative interviews, ethnographic observations, samples of media material and surveys.

  • Brief description of your project / the project you would like to join:

    Regarding the CHANSE call, we are looking for research projects across Europe with an interest in the issues of nonknowledge, ignorance and insecurity related to AI, automated decision-making or/and predictive analytics in the context of digitalized public services. We are interested in working with political scientists, sociologists, data scientists, media researchers, computer scientists and public health researchers, just to mention a few of potential disciplines. We would love to hear from research projects that find our research topics relevant to their approaches.

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Jaana Parviainen

Submitted on 2021-04-12 10:18:56

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