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Welcome to The Social Life of Big Data 2015 symposium. The symposium will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the Perth Zoo Convention Centre on Tuesday, 2 June, 2015.

Whether you already know about big data in everyday life, or whether you want to gain some specific information about a term you’ve only heard in the media, this full-day symposium is for you.

Designed primarily for academics and postgraduate students, this WA-based event brings together key arts, humanities and social science researchers from around Australia and internationally.

The Social Life of Big Data symposium's major sponsor is the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, supported by CREATEC and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation.

The Social Life of Big Data


The symposium invites a set of presentations that promise to educate participants on:

  • more about big data research and use in Australia;
  • whether you can use big data in your research; and
  • how to access WA support to use big data resources.

Invited speakers

It has been announced that Dr Luke Hopper (Edith Cowan University), Dr Tama Leaver (Curtin University), Professor Deborah Lupton (University of Canberra), Dr Daniel Trottier (Erasmus University) and Dr Rowan Wilken (Swinburne University of Technology) will be the keynote speakers for this event.

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