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Themathic Workshop: Digital society symposium

Themathic Workshop: Digital society symposium

How do digital technologies impact the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow ?

Digital sciences have created new spaces of exchange and discussion in our society. These new spaces have quickly taken an important role in modifying social relations, information sharing norms and many more aspects of our daily life. The following symposium will engage a reflection on these new spaces, in which sociological phenomena are observable, in order to have a better understanding of our society. In addition, it will guide you through an overview of innovative digital tools, developed by the students of the master AIRE.

The digital society and its new culture have led to consequent transformations in how we share information, feeding off the data its producing, all the while creating new knowledge. The use of the latest digital tools in the sector of communication, such as 5G, is not the only existing challenge. The current ecological crisis raises questions regarding the role of digital technologies in our society. Is it a self-serving phenomenon, that inevitably will remain in place and continue to take a huge part in environmental pollution, as it does now, or can it help find new solutions, new perspectives? How can digital technologies support and transform the society of yesterday, today and tomorrow?

During the symposium, students of the master AIRE, from the Learning and Digital tracks, Jean Philippe Cointet, researcher at Science Po Medialab and Naïla El Haouari, research engineer at the Interaction Data Lab at CRI, will propose an exploration of today's digital technologies and society, by focusing on these new spaces of exchanges particularly social media, computational sociology, learning and the environment.

Presentation of the speakers:

  • Jean Philippe Cointet : This presentation will mix data coming from various layers of the information landscape in order to understand the architecture of the digital public space in Fance. We make use of data from online news producers (press, TV, etc.) on one side and conversations and interactions on social platforms on the other side, to characterize the highly hierarchical structure of the French online media. Contrarily to other countries, there is hardly any polarization process and the circulation of fake news seems to be limited to very particular sub-groups of actors.
  • Naïla El Haouari : She uses citizen science and natural language processing to extract symptomatic vocabulary from tweets in order to predict intensive care unit cases.

Scientific program:

14:00 - Introduction, Selim Ben Slama

14:10 - Feminism on Twitter, Nina Varchavsky

14:25 - On the Structure of the French Digital Public Space, Jean Philippe Cointet

15:05 - Digital Ethics Lab, Yuliia Nikolaenko


15:30 - Creating the Digital version of the Game Expedition Sagesse, Camille Duquesne

15:45 - Popular education and FabLab, Adam Dupuis

16:00 - A critical approach to smart cities, Elodie Coquillat

16:15 - Carbon footprint of online services, Marion Ficher


16:40 - Covid Data on Twitter - Predicting ICU cases, Naïla El Haouari

17:20 - Github Open Source Projects Workload, Selim Ben Slama

17:35 - Open question to the public

Registration is free but mandatory in order to obtain the zoom link.
The zoom link will be sent on your registration email the day before the event.

The Digital Society Symposium is part of the CRI Thematic Workshop. Do not hesitate to check out other events on CRi Events!