Project | Mobile Phones and Reproductive Health in Cambodia

A research project funded by the AHRC to foster collaboration between Public Health and Arts & Humanities. King’s and the London School of Health and Tropical Medicine are leading a group that includes researchers from SOAS and Marie Stopes International (MSI) Cambodia. The project looks at how workers in garment factories in Cambodia use mobile …

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 Food Cultures

This project considers how the ubiquity and specificity of digital culture come into dialogue with food culture (nb. Rousseau 2012). In what ways do routine digital technologies – for instance, social media platforms, smartphone apps and algorithms – contribute to the ethical, political, economic and social registers of cooking and eating? How do these technologies …

Project | The Fourth Dimension

Frontispiece to Charles Howard Hinton’s 1904 book The Fourth Dimension, illustrating the tesseract, the four-dimensional analog of the cube. Hinton’s spelling varied: also known, as here, “tessaract”. In an 1880 article entitled “What is the Fourth Dimension?”, Hinton suggested that points moving around in three dimensions might be imagined as successive cross-sections of a static …

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 | Born digital big data and approaches for history and the humanities

King’s College Digital Humanities together with the Institute of Historical Research investigates ‘Born-digital data and methods for history and the humanities’. Partners in the Network are The National Archives, the British Library, Web Archives and the Universities of Cambridge, Sussex, Glasgow, Oxford, Goldsmiths, Sheffield, Leeds, Warwick and Waterloo (Ontario). The project will be led by …

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 …

Project | A Digital Strategy for the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has a strong record of achievement in delivering innovation in digital content, resources and services to support the core mission of the museum. To continue to achieve the museum mission in digital “by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest …