EVENT | DIGIT.PROP: Social media and Political Communication

[three_fourths] In recent years we have seen social media becoming a key means of political communication and propaganda in a number of election campaigns, from the US 2016 presidential elections, to the 2017 national elections in the UK. How does social media growing role in contemporary politics change the way in which campaigns are conducted? […]

EVENT | Seen by Machine: Computational Spectatorship and the BBC Archive

[three_fourths] Film and television makers have been using computers in their practice for almost as long as computers have been around. Recently, they have incorporated machine learning techniques as creative tools in their craft. Creative machine learning holds the promise of the automation of the production and reproduction of visual culture, and this type of […]

EVENT | Predictive Policing & Big Data Analysis

[three_fourths] The application of ‘big data’ to make predictions about future behaviour is increasingly being applied in policing and by social services. The more it is important to publicly discuss this development and exchange knowledge about it. Hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College […]

EVENT | The good life after work? Nostalgia and digital capitalism

  [three_fourths] Description Are people working in digital economies experiencing nostalgia for the “good life” of previous decades? What can we make of tensions between visions of “the end of work” and “life after work”? Join us for a seminar with Alessandro Gandini (King’s College London) where he’ll be previewing new research on nostalgia and […]

EVENT | Exploring the impact of digital cultural heritage through collaboration

[three_fourths] Description Julia Fallon from Europeana will discuss their Impact Playbook. It is an innovative co-production and good example of co-research in action. Summary: Ahead of us is a challenge of producing better, more convincing evidence of how transformative access to digital culture can be.  How it contributes to every day life, and how it can inspire […]

EVENT | Autonomous Smart Cities and Facts Beyond Smart Living

[three_fourths] Description “Visa, the world’s largest credit card network, can predict how likely you are to get a divorce”. “New York-based insurer Lemonade employs a chat-bot, “A.I. Jim,” which was recently credited with paying out a claim in under three seconds”. Knowing the future may not always guarantee you a better life. Everything is moving […]

EVENT | Digital Media and their Situational Analytics

  [three_fourths] Description How can digital data from online devices and platforms be used to do social and cultural research? What problem are we facing, when using digital media itself to understand how those technical innovations are situated in society? Join us for a departmental seminar with Noortje Marres (University of Warwick). Why social research […]

EVENT | Workshop: New Perspectives in the Digital Society

[three_fourths] Description The blending of offline and online interaction has had many talk about a “digital society” within which human and nonhuman actors coexist, and social media become battlefields for culture wars. The contours of this “digital society”, however, are still to be questioned. In this workshop we will discuss some of the most interesting, […]