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John Danaher – The Threat of Algocracy: Reality, Resistance and Accommodation

On November 2nd Dr. John Danaher visited the Programmable City Project and delivered a seminar on Algocracy, providing a juridical and philosophical perspective on how algorithms affect the legitimacy of decision-making processes.

The talk was extremely well-received, and this video of the event offers an account of the agency of algorithms, their threats, opacity and the possible ways to resist and “accommodate” them.

Seminar: Open data and evidence informed decision making

Wednesday, November 13, 16:00-18:00

Speakers will discuss making data accessible to the public and the challenges they face in their multiple roles as citizens, public servants and researchers.

Topics include:  Citizen science, civic engagement, open data portals, Apps, hackathons, & crowdsourcing vs authoritative processes


  • Dominic Byrne, Head of I.T., Fingal County Council
  • Tracey P. Lauriault, Programmable City, NUIM
  • Peter Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Room 2.31, 2nd Floor Iontas Building, North Campus NUI Maynooth (Updated Map)