Roger Burrows is coming to the Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice at the University of Leeds on the October 3rd to give what looks to be an excellent talk titled Living by numbers? Metrics, algorithms and the sociology of everyday life.

This talk will focus on the role digital data has in restructuring our everyday lives. As individuals, we are all too aware of the identities created for us by business and commerce based on what, when and how we buy. As professionals, we are faced with a growing number of performance metrics influencing work targets and strategy. The reactions to such data deluges and their possible consequences will be examined in two examples likely to be of interest to the audience – city life and academic labour.

 Registration for this public lecture is now open.