We’re drowning in an ocean of data, or so the saying goes. Data’s “big”: there’s not only lots of it, but its volume has allowed for the development of new, large-scale processing techniques. Our relationship with governments, medical organisations, technology companies, the education sector, and so on are increasingly informed by the data we overtly […]
Have you ever been told ‘People like you like things like this’? Recommendations that come in this form are examples of personalisation. Personalisation practices address you as an individual with unique tastes and preferences, whilst simultaneously saying you are similar to other people. Maybe you are ‘like’ someone else because you ‘like’ the same things. Maybe […]
In recent years we have seen a sharp increase in techniques, practices, and ideologies that seek to ‘personalise’ products and services. ‘People Like You’: Contemporary Figures of Personalisation is a project that has received funding from the Wellcome Trust to track what this move towards personalisation really means. While there is a rapidly growing literature […]
Activities with a contribution from a PLY member:
Who are we online? On the ‘Digital Subject’** and online personhood.
Archive-A-Alive! A Symposium Exploring the Tavistock Institute’s Archive, St. Luke’s Community Centre.
4S: Society for the Social Study of Science, New Orleans. Collaborative work with Thao Phan, Research Fellow, University of Deakin: co-organised panel.
Symposium, AIDS Impact 14th International Conference London, 29-31 July 2019.
Health Research Matters Seminar, Imperial College London Inventions Rooms, London.
STI and HIV 2019 World Congress, Vancouver, 14-17 July 2019.
Pre-Congress Symposium on Phase Specific Strategies for STI and HIV Control Redux: Resurgence, concentrations, networks, key populations, and magic bullets, Vancouver.
16-17 December, 2019, Goldsmiths, University of London Abstracts due: July 1st, 2019. Submit here. Confirmed keynotes: Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University Professor Jane Elliot, University of Exeter Professor John Frow, The University of Sydney Professor Susanne Kuechler, University College London Professor AbdouMaliq Simone, The University of Sheffield We’re drowning in an ocean of data, […]
Personalization and Prediction: Distributive uncertainty in the continuous present or How ‘People Like You’ enter Noah’s Ark
ASE’s 31st Annual-Meeting, New School for Social Research, New York.
Digital⇌Culture, University of Nottingham.
Ethnographies of disease stratification: Understanding novel clinical practices and their social consequences in contemporary cancer care
The biomedical ability to detect specific molecular features of tumours is driving clinical innovation towards more precise diagnoses and more effective treatments by way of “stratification”. These innovations inspire new hopes for more effective and targeted treatments with fewer side effects. However, they also provoke major dilemmas around individual and population-wide treatment decisions, equity of […]
Academic Brands workshop, UC Davis.
One day launch event to a new seminar and workshop series across 2019-2020, sponsored by Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM), St. Anne’s College and NIHR Oxford BRC Partnership for Health, Wealth and Innovation
National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. A Debate with Dr Jonathan Zenilman, Chief of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, moderated by Dr Gail Bolan, Director or the Division of STD Prevention at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
An exhibition of work by internationally exhibited and award-winning artist Tom Corby whose poignant images combine quantitative medical/clinical data describing the artist’s Multiple Myeloma* with the qualitative data generated by his personal experience of living with cancer.
Aesthetic Seminar, Aarhus University.
NIHR Biomedical Research Centres in Oncology Workshop, Royal College of Nursing.
Talk to Cancer Research UK (CRUK) National Nurses meeting.
The recent announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care outlining aspirations to genome sequence 5 million people over the next 5 years will come as no surprise to most of us. We have known for some time that following the official completion of Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project (100k GP), there […]
The complexity of genomic information presents challenges for health care professionals, patients and their families as they make meaning from risk information and negotiate the future. Improving genetic literacy and the effective communication of information only partially addresses the contextual way in which people make sense of information and its relevance for their lives. This […]
“People Like You”: Contemporary Figures of Personalisation is a collaborative, interdisciplinary project that is exploring emergent practices of personalisation in medicine, digital culture, and data science. We argue that during the past decade innovations in recommendation, targeted commercial services, new practices of self- and collective-representation invite us to receive personalised care and education services, post selfies, […]
One day launch event to a new seminar and workshop series across 2019-2020, sponsored by Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM), St. Anne’s College and NIHR Oford BRC Partnership for Health, Wealth and Innovation The idea behind personalised medicine is both simple and powerful: delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. […]
We are pleased to announce the winning entries in the competition on the theme of People Like You. The three judges were Celia Lury, Martin Tironi and Nina Wakeford. They were impressed by the range of ways in which the entries responded to the provocation posed by the competition. The ‘People Like You’ project team […]
On July 9, 2019, the first workshop of the Interdisciplinary Project “Algorithmic Identities: Issues and reactions to the collection of digital data and algorithmic inferences in everyday life” was held at Senate House, the University of London. This project is directed by researchers Martín Tironi, Matías Valderrama and Denis Parra of the Pontifical Catholic University […]