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 | Language and Space in Public Imagination | Willard McCarty Fellowship Lecture Series 11.06.19

[three_fourths]   This event introduces two 2018-19 Willard McCarty’s Fellowship holders Antonina Puchkovskaia ((Associate Professor, ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia) and Anguelina Popova (Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technologies, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan). Their lectures will explore the intersections of language, tradition, and space in the historical and cultural contexts. Chaired by Stuart […]

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 […]

EVENT | Taking Stock: Researching Generic Images Across Representation, Circulation And Recontextualization 01.05.19

[three_fourths] How can we study the meanings and circulation of generic images online? Join us for a public talk with Giorgia Aiello (University of Leeds). Taking Stock: Researching Generic Images Across Representation, Circulation And Recontextualization – Giorgia Aiello (University of Leeds) The bulk of images that we encounter in everyday life are generic images from […]

EVENT | Neurons spike back. The invention of inductive machine and the Artificial intelligence controversy 24.04.19

[three_fourths] Where do the predictive techniques of machine learning come from? How do they draw on previous “connectionist” and “symbolic” approaches in the history of artificial intelligence research? Join us for a public talk with Dominique Cardon (Sciences Po Médialab) at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. Neurons spike back. The invention of […]

EVENT | Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music 10.04.19

[three_fourths] This event has been cancelled.   How do music streaming services such as Spotify work? What is their product? What is involved in their recommendation engines? How can they be studied? Join us for a talk with Patrick Vonderau (Martin Luther University in Halle). Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music – […]