Data Colonialism - Public Lecture with Prof. Ulises Mejías 2 June, 2022, 8.15am and 12.30pm

In this lecture, Ulises Mejías will introduce the Data Colonialism theory, co-developed with Nick Couldry.

02.06.2022, 8.15am–9.45am until 02.06.2022, 12.30pm–2pm – Brückenstrasse 73, Aula / H225

Data Colonialism

Data Colonialism explains the emergence of a new social order based not on the extraction of natural resources or labor, but on the continuous appropriation of human life through data. The lecture will situate colonialism, not the Information Revolution, as the origin point for Big Tech, Big Science, Big Data and Big Brother.

Ulises Mejías will explain how this new type of extractivism is already resulting in a highly unequal social arrangement that is deeply incompatible with human freedom and autonomy.

The Public Lecture will take place at the Business School and is open to the public. It will be held from 8:15am to 9:45am (Aula) and a second time from 12:30pm to 2:00pm (room H225).

About the speaker

Ulises Mejías is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Insitute of Global Engagement, State University of New York, College at Oswego. He is currently residing in Berne as a Guest Lecturer at the Institute of Public Sector Transformation.

Porträt Ulises Mejias


  • Start date 02.06.2022, 8.15am–9.45am
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  • End date 02.06.2022, 12.30pm–2pm
  • Place Brückenstrasse 73, Aula / H225