New Article: “‘We only have 12 years’: YouTube and the IPCC report on global warming of 1.5ºC” in First Monday

Liliana Bounegru, Lecturer in Digital Methods in the Department of Digital Humanities has just published a new article titled “’We only have 12 years: YouTube and the IPCC report on global warming of 1.5ºC” in First Monday co-authored with Kari De Pryck (University of Geneva / University of Cambridge), Tommaso Venturini (CNRS) and Michele Mauri […]

Project | Creative AI: Neural Networks at the Gallery

Contemporary art institutions, much like cultural heritage museums around the world, face a process of deep transformation through digitalisation, except that for contemporary art institutions such a process ventures into the material foundations of the artworks themselves: digital technology has become a creative medium for artists, while most recently, Artificial Intelligence, especially machine learning (ML), […]

Global youth cultures and digital nomads: a podcast discussion

Recently, I took part in an Economist Intelligence Unit podcast on ‘global digital cultures’ with Kathy Sheehan, SVP of Cassandra market research, and Ravi Govada, head of global market research at hospitality start-up Selina. We discussed how trends are shaped and shared in the digital age, and the possibility that a shared transnational youth culture […]

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 […]

New book: Digital Food Cultures, edited by Deborah Lupton and Zeena Feldman (London: Routledge)

A new book on Digital Food Cultures, edited by Deborah Lupton (Professor at UNSW Sydney) and Zeena Feldman (Lecturer in Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London) is now available for pre-order. It also contains a chapter from Rachael Kent, who is a teaching fellow at the department. Here’s the blurb: […]

EVENT | Humanities Laboratories: Critical Infrastructures and Knowledge Experiments 23.05.19

Whether physical or digital, or a combination of both, modern laboratories have become places, infrastructures, and frameworks for the Humanities to forge ideas, visions, experiments, and collaborations. The event will revolve around the critical and epistemological roles of humanities labs in supporting and extending academic research and learning beyond traditional classrooms. The event will be […]

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 […]

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 […]

EVENT | Repurposing social media for social research? Questions after fake news

[three_fourths] Description A symposium on the future of research with social media, with a public talk from Professor Richard Rogers, Chair in New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam, followed by questions and discussion with Cornelia Reyes Acosta, Alessandro Gandini and Jonathan Gray from the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. […]