Investigating infodemic – researchers, students and journalists work together to explore the online circulation of COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracies

Over the past year researchers and students at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London have contributed to a series of collaborative digital investigations into the online circulation of COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracies. As part of a pilot on “engaged research led teaching” at King’s College London, undergraduate and graduate students have contributed to …

Teaching available at KCL Digital Humanities – digital skills needed

The Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London is looking for hourly paid lecturers to teach introductory computational skills on the weekly seminars of our digital culture modules in person at our Strand campus. In addition to computational skills, we also have some modules open for which a conceptual knowledge of machine learning and data …

Jobs: Lecturer in Digital Innovation Management Education

Our Department of Digital Humanities is seeking to appoint two Lecturers (Academic Education Pathway) in Digital Innovation Management to contribute to its teaching in this and related areas. The post-holder will have a sound knowledge of the key concepts, theories, debates and challenges in digital innovation management, information systems, algorithmic management and digital transformation, with …

Creative AI: Models of Artistic Practice

How do artists use the backend of machine learning in their artworks? How is Machine Learning transforming the making of meaning? These were the questions brought about in the Creative AI Lab’s presentation during the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD) Digital Culture Webinar Series hosted by Elaine Hoey (New Media Artist) and …

New ERC Project Exploring the Intersection between Surveillance and Morality

‘Smart cities’, ‘employee assistance programmes’, the pervasive language of ‘security’ – the implementation of surveillance technologies has consistently been framed in relation to moral ideas. This ambiguity has been observed by surveillance scholars for many years, David Lyon once describing the alternating ends of ‘care’ and ‘control’ which these technologies serve. Yet the study of …

Marking work available at KCL in digital media & technology + digital culture

The Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London is looking for hourly paid lecturers to mark essay assignments in the areas of: digital societies and platforms digital economy & innovation internet culture social media and marketing games and virtual realities digital content management digital curation in cultural institutions. Most assignments are generally 4,000 words …

Ethics of vaccine passports and COVID status apps by Btihaj Ajana

In response to Ada Lovelace Institute’s call for public evidence regarding the vaccine passports and COVID status apps, Dr Btihaj Ajana, Reader in Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, recently submitted some critical reflections on the ethical implications of these technologies and proposals. Here is a summary of submission: Discrimination and …

New article: “Personal metrics: Users’ experiences and perceptions of self-tracking practices and data”

Dr Btihaj Ajana, Reader in Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, has recently published a research article entitled, “Personal metrics: Users’ experiences and perceptions of self-tracking practices and data” in Social Science Information journal. Full article can be accessed on: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0539018420959522#articleShareContainer Abstract: Self-tracking is becoming a prominent and ubiquitous feature in …

Joint Statement on Humanist

In early August a post commenting on an essay by the writer Khalid Warsame, was circulated to the recipients of the Humanist email list. This post referred to Warsame’s alleged beliefs about British colonial guilt and made direct reference to ‘casual anti-white racism’. Several members of the list responded to condemn the use of this …