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.
Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 1pm (BST)
Facilitator: Daniel van Strien (British Library)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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: J.A.Brown@warwick.ac.uk.
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).