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New Centre for Digital Inquiry Launched

We are delighted to launch the brand new Centre for Digital InquiryCentre for Digital Inquiry. The CDI is Warwick’s new hub for critical digital research. As a cross-faculty research centre, it unites researchers from the humanities, social sciences and sciences to think with and through our digital condition.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 16:25

Workshop: An Introduction to Computer Vision for Humanities research

Date: May 11, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 1pm (BST)

Facilitator: Daniel van Strien (British Library)

Register here

Over the last 10 years, the field of computer vision, which seeks to gain a high-level understanding of images using computational techniques, has seen rapid innovation. This workshop will begin with an overview of how these methods have been applied to humanities research, including examples drawn from the Living with Machines project. The second half of the workshop will provide a hands-on overview of the process of creating an image classifier using deep learning-based computer vision methods.

Tue 13 Apr 2021, 16:08

Inquiries Series: Lana Swartz and Rachel O'Dwyer discuss New Money: How Payment Became Social Media, April 16th

April 16, 2021, 4-5pm (GMT), 11-12 (EDT)

CDI's Nate Tkacz is joined by Lana Swartz (University of Virginia) and Rachel O'Dwyer (National College of Art and Design, Dublin) to discuss Swartz's recently published New Money: How Payment Became Social Media (Yale University Press, 2020).

Register here to join on Zoom.

Wed 17 Mar 2021, 16:16

CDI Research Support Scheme 2020-21

Application deadline: 12/01/2021

Details: The Centre for Digital Inquiry research support scheme aims to support digital research at Warwick. The CDI will support research that aligns with its mission to “think with and through the digital”. We are interested in projects and/or events that either engage with digital tools and methods in critical, reflexive and creative ways, or that substantively engage with the digital and closely related topics (data, AI, platforms, networks, etc.). Note: The CDI is a research centre and does not support projects that focus on teaching and learning.

Wed 25 Nov 2020, 12:13

Public Talk: Mapping the Covid-19 App Space

In this public talk, researchers from the ESRC-funded project 'COVID-19 App Store and Data Flow Ecologies' will present their initial findings regarding the mapping of the Covid-19 app space as accessed through the dominant app stores.

Register for this event here.

Thu 29 Oct 2020, 13:32

Inquiries Series: Bernhard Rieder and Taina Bucher talk Engines of Order, October 5th 2020

CDI's Nate Tkacz is joined by Bernhard Rieder (Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam) and Taina Bucher (Associate Professor, University of Oslo) to discuss key themes in Rieder's recently published Engines of Order: A Mechanology of Algorithmic Techniques (Amsterdam University Press, 2020).

Register here to join on Zoom.

Thu 10 Sep 2020, 12:49

Film Screening and Conversation with Oraib Toukan

On Wednesday July 22 we are delighted to be welcoming artist Oraib Toukan to speak about her work, in particular When Things Occur: a 'desktop film' based on Skype conversations with Gaza inhabitants over the summer of 2014. This powerful and topical film probes the face of mourning and grief – its digital embodiment, transmission, and representation. It asks how the gaze gets channeled within the digital realm, how empathy travels, who is 'local' in the representation of war, and what it means to view suffering 'at a distance'.

The film will be made available ahead of the event via a protected Vimeo link for all those who register, by emailing Julia Brown:

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 17:18

Rapid Response Funding Call to Support Digital Research (Now closed)

The Centre for Digital Inquiry is aiming to fund 4-5 small projects of up to £1000 each. The funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, provided the application is of suitable quality. We are open to funding any project that advances a digital inquiry in some way. This could include engaging with current issues in digital culture, such as misinformation, or developing digital tools and materials to advance research. While the call is open, we are especially interested in projects that address the digital in relation to the current pandemic.
Apply here.
Note: All funds must be spent before the end of July, 2020. We will aim to notify applicants within three days of receiving an application.
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 11:37

Inquiries Series: Louise Amoore and Nick Seaver talk Cloud Ethics, 20th July 2020

Catch up on Nick Seaver in dialogue with Louise Amoore about her new book, Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others (Duke University Press, 2020).

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