EVENT | Understanding the uses and impacts of iconic cultural images in the digital world

[three_fourths] Description • What makes a cultural image memorable? • Can memorability be transferred into the digital sphere? • Do iconic images function in the same way online as they do offline? Through this collaborative event, we aim to explore why certain historical and cultural images are remembered and considered to be iconic. We also […]

Call for papers: Understanding the uses and impacts of iconic cultural images in the digital world

[three_fourths] Description • What makes a cultural image memorable? • Can memorability be transferred into the digital sphere? • Do iconic images function in the same way online as they do offline? Through this collaborative event, we aim to explore why certain historical and cultural images are remembered and considered to be iconic. We also […]

Project | Our Data Ourselves

Our research project “Our Data Ourselves” was an AHRC-funded grant being undertaken at King’s College London in 2013-15, to broadly consider the personal data generate in the everyday lives of young people, through their mediated, cultural and communicative practices. Our aims are to increase our understanding of the nature and role of the data that […]

Project | Digital Ecosystems of Refugee Mobility

In a 2016 report on ‘Connecting Refugees’, the UNHCR argued that ‘a lack of connectivity constrains the capacity of refugee communities to organise and empower themselves, cutting off the path to self-reliance’. Connectivity thus articulates the simultaneous improvement of refugees’ lives and the transformation of humanitarianism by developing a new digital ecosystem for refugees. In […]

Project | SoBigData

SoBigData proposes a Social Mining & Big Data Ecosystem for ethic-sensitive scientific discoveries and advanced applications of social data mining on the various dimensions of social life, as recorded by “big data”. SoBigData opens up new research avenues in multiple research fields, including mathematics, ICT, and human, social and economic sciences, by enabling easy comparison, […]

Project | Language Acts & Worldmaking

Language Acts and Worldmaking is a flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which aims to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language’s power to shape how we live and make our worlds. The ‘Digital Mediations’ strand on the project explores interactions and tensions between digital culture and Modern Languages […]

Project | Empowering Data Citizens

The project builds directly on our current AHRC project ‘Our Data Ourselves’ , which studies the content we generate on our mobile devices, what we call ‘big social data’ (BSD), and explores the possibilities of its ethical storage. We progress this research by engaging the cultural and technological elements entailed in the ethical sharing of […]

EVENT | The Digital Self Workshop

[three_fourths] Description This workshop focuses on how digital technology influences our daily lives, its impacts on the ways culture is re-shaped, and as a result how our identities as workers, consumers and media and cultural producers are changing. This workshop will draw upon the research expertise of both CMCI and DDH, and find synergy with […]

Project | Screenscapes: Phantasmagoria, Cinema, Radar, GPS

Following a year-long fellowship at Yale University, senior lecturer Bernard Geoghegan and co-author Francesco Casetti are completing a book titled “Screenscapes: Phantasmagoria, Cinema, Radar, GPS.” This book proposes a radically new genealogy of digital media, locating digital geospatial technologies in a longer history of screen-based efforts to forge, modify, and control the environment. This writing […]

Project | Quitting Social Media

The Quitting Social Media (QSM) project engages with people who have voluntarily quit, or considered quitting, social media. Through this research, we hope to gain insight into how social media users – and former users – negotiate tensions and pressures around today’s connectivity culture. Amidst recent debates and consumer services addressing digital addiction and detox […]