Free workshop: “€uro-Vision: Monstrification between Extraction and Border”

Dr Btihaj Ajana, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Digital Humanities, is involved in an upcoming workshop on “”€uro-Vision: Monstrification between Extraction and Border”. The workshop is free and open to all, supported by Arts Catalyst, a nonprofit contemporary arts organisation that commissions and produces trans-disciplinary art and research. Their goal is to “activate new […]

Slides from “Happy Packet Switching: 50 Years of Internet”, 6th November 2019

To commemorate the Internet’s 50th birthday, the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London recently hosted an event on “Happy Packet Switching: 50 Years of Internet” with a series of short talks from researchers in the department. You can now find all of the slides here: https://kingsddh.gitlab.io/happy-packet-switching/ Video: The History of ARPANET Dr Stuart […]

EVENT FOR KING’S AFRICA WEEK – African cultural heritage in the digital age: an open archives event

African cultural heritage in the digital age: an open archives event (November 12, 2-5pm: KCL Archives, Strand Building, 3rd Floor) As part of King’s Africa Week, the Department of Digital Humanities and the King’s Archives are hosting an afternoon of interactive activities and discussions around African cultural heritage and historical collections. Laura Gibson (2pm) will […]

EVENT | ‘Indisciplinary’ Approaches to Digital Play

[three_fourths] The symposium will explore what is means to undertake interdisciplinary or ‘indisciplinary’ research into digital play. More than this, it aims to showcase the range of research into digital play already underway at King’s and foster cross-departmental collaboration by bringing together staff and PhD students from departments such as the Digital Humanities, English, Culture, […]

EVENT | Monopolies of Intelligence: Questioning the Political Economy of AI 29.05.19

[three_fourths]   A panel discussion with Mercedes Bunz, Nick Srnicek, and Leif Weatherby in collaboration with the Digital Theory Lab, New York University (NYU). Artificial Intelligence systems are being applied to many areas of human life. While AI is heavily debated – hyped as our future saviour, pilloried for their biases – the political economy […]

EVENT | How Language Became Data: Speech Recognition and Computational Knowledge 22.05.19

[three_fourths] How did automatic speech recognition lay the ground for contemporary computational knowledge practices Join us for a public talk with Xiaochang Li (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).     How Language Became Data: Speech Recognition and Computational Knowledge – Xiaochang Li (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) […]

EVENT | Simondon and the Concept of Information: A One Day Interdisciplinary Symposium 13.05.19

[three_fourths] This event explores the concept of information in the work of the post-war French philosopher Gilbert Simondon (1924-1989). Today, Simondon is best remembered for his holistic account of technological objects and their perceptual-cognitive role in the evolution of human beings and social systems. However, his project also aimed at providing a unified foundation for […]

EVENT | “Good Data” – London book launch + workshop 09.05.19

[three_fourths] Join us for the London launch of the open access Good Data book (Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2019) with editors and authors associated with the book, hosted at the Department for Digital Humanities, King’s College London.   In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in the collection and automated analysis of […]

EVENT | Hacking the museum? Collections makerspaces in London cultural institutions 08.05.19

[three_fourths] How are experimental spaces institutionalised within cultural organisations? Where do spaces for making and hacking come from? Join us for a public talk with Kat Braybrooke (University of Sussex). Hacking the museum? Collections makerspaces in London cultural institutions – Kat Braybrooke (University of Sussex) What kinds of spaces are produced when the radical practices […]