David Stark researches networks of cognition in markets and teams. At Falling Walls, he was taking about about the idea of an algorithmic society, power asymmetries on the organizational level, and the relationship between platform providers and their customers.
David Stark is Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology at Columbia University where he directs the Center on Organizational Innovation. He is also Professor of Social Science at the University of Warwick. His book, The Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life, studies how organizations search for what’s valuable. Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Honorary Doctorate from the École normale supérieure de Cachan, Stark’s current research on “Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams” is supported by a five-year Advanced Research grant from the European Research Council.
Zulfikar Abbany is a Senior Science Editor and multimedia journalist for Germany’s international broadcaster, DW (Deutsche Welle). He has produced and presented events for the European XFEL, DESY and World Health Summit in Germany, DATA.SPACE in Glasgow and spoken at the Battle of Ideas in London. Before that he was in news and current affairs with Australia Network television and Radio Australia for the Asia Pacific region. He has written for New Scientist, The Independent, The Observer, Sydney Morning Herald and The (Melbourne) Age newspapers.