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 …

Creative AI Lab launches creative AI tools & resources database

We are excited to launch a Creative AI Tools & Resources Database as one of the outcomes of the Creative AI Lab, a collaboration of the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London with the Serpentine. The Creative AI Lab serves artists, art institutions, technologists and digital scholars in exploring practices around new AI technologies …

EVENT | Social media and state reconstruction in Somalia 13.03.19

[three_fourths] As the fifth talk in the Early Career Research Talks series, Peter Chonka will give a presentation entitled ‘Social media and state reconstruction in Somalia’. If social media is affecting the ways in which ‘strong’ states communicate with citizens, what are the implications of such popular connectivity for states at the other end of …

Project | After Work: The Fight for Free Time

There is a tension at the heart of contemporary post-work politics. Forms of labour that are conventionally associated with men are explicitly resisted, whilst forms of work more commonly associated with women are valorised. “Masculinized” labour is escaped, whilst “feminized” labour proliferates – all in a fashion that supposedly marks the end of work. Drawing …