SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen
Tobias Röhl – “Con/testing Data. Public Transport and its Critique“
Wednesday, 06 May 2020, 17:00-18:00

Due to the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all lectures of the CRC will be held online until further notice. For further information or registration please contact Tobias Conradi.

The ubiquity and accessibility of data on disruptions and delays promises an open dialogue about public transport and its performance. But instead of a consolidated view on punctuality we find that data itself is increasingly contested. Labour unions question whether official numbers on punctuality can measure individual workers’ performances; passengers position their own measurements against claims of punctuality by transport companies; and data activists use publicly available data of transport companies to provide their own analyses and interpretations.