Podcast Live on New Research Project – COVID-19’s Effect on Digital Interaction & Health Management

Dr Rachael Kent, Teaching Fellow in Digital Media and Culture of Department of Digital Humanities has launched a timely empirical research project exploring how people are using digital technology during COVID-19 lockdown and isolation. In particular, how it is shifting social interactions and health practices in everyday life. Rachael was recently a guest on The […]

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 […]

CLUB | Cardboard and Code

  Physical computing is a creative framework for understanding our relation with the digital world. In practical terms, this mostly means re-discovering objects and practices that we take for granted by making things, usually some form of electronic bricolage of cardboard and code. With the support of Prof Graeme Earl, I organised our department’s first […]

EVENT | DIGIT.PROP: Social media and Political Communication

[three_fourths] In recent years we have seen social media becoming a key means of political communication and propaganda in a number of election campaigns, from the US 2016 presidential elections, to the 2017 national elections in the UK. How does social media growing role in contemporary politics change the way in which campaigns are conducted? […]

EVENT | Workshop: New Perspectives in the Digital Society

[three_fourths] Description The blending of offline and online interaction has had many talk about a “digital society” within which human and nonhuman actors coexist, and social media become battlefields for culture wars. The contours of this “digital society”, however, are still to be questioned. In this workshop we will discuss some of the most interesting, […]

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. […]