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Data in everyday life: A Reflection on Data Justice

As the 6 a.m. alarm sounds, I peel my eyes open, reach for my iPhone and spend a few minutes checking Twitter before mustering the energy to get out of bed. “Hey Siri, what’s the weather like today?” I ask as I rifle through my wardrobe searching for something to wear. I dress quickly and eat breakfast with Alexa playing my favourite Spotify playlist in the background. On my train commute to work I respond to a few emails on my tablet, connect with a colleague on LinkedIn and begin to scroll through my Facebook newsfeed. A friend’s status reminds me that it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and as usual I’m late buying a gift for my partner. As I browse the web for inspiration an ad pops up in the bottom right corner of the screen for the latest games console and VR headset. Once again, I’m rescued by Google’s search engine and Amazon’s next day delivery.
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Feb 13, 2019

International Digital Curation Conference 2019 Melbourne, Australia

The International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) was held in Melbourne Australia from February 6th-8th, 2019. The intended audience of the conference is anyone who is interested in curating digital materials for posterity. Personally, I had never heard of the conference but was found it intriguing as I am a PhD candidate working with historical Hawaiian language text documents.