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Posthuman Eros

Join us for the ❤️ Summer of Love ❤️ grand finale, featuring Dominic Pettman (The New School) in conversation with Sarah Cefai (Goldsmiths). We will talk about economies and ecologies of desire vis-à-vis current political, technological and environmental challenges.

Fri 10 Sep 2021, 13:00

Sexy Algorithms & Postdigital Intimacies

In the next episode of the ❤️ Summer of Love ❤️ Adrienne Evans (University of Coventry) and Shuaishuai Wang (University of Amsterdam) explore postdigital cultures of intimacies and their interplay with algorithmic configurations of gender and sexuality. Join them and Carolina Bandinelli (University of Warwick) for the next episode of the Summer of Love.

July, 8th 16:00 17:30 BST


Tue 29 Jun 2021, 10:12

The Dating Divide

In the next episode of the ❤️ Summer of Love❤️ Celeste Vaughan Curington (North Carolina State University) and Jennifer H. Lundquist (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will present their new book The Dating Divide: Race and Desire in the Era of Online Romance (University of California Press), in conversation with Shantel Gabrieal Buggs (Florida State University). Join them and Carolina Bandinelli (University of Warwick) to discuss the interplay of race, racism and desire in digital dating spaces.
June, 24th 16:00 17.30 BST

Thu 17 Jun 2021, 14:44

Love is a Smartphone

The ❤️ Summer of Love❤️ continues with Lik Sam Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Jamie Hakim (King's College London). Their research projects focus on dating apps and their relationships to different sexual scenes and identities. Join them and Carolina Bandinelli (University of Warwick) to further explore the political and cultural implications of digital intimacies.

June, 9th 15:00-16:30 BST


Thu 03 Jun 2021, 13:02

A Matinée with robots (Summer of Love Series)

Kate Devlin (King's College London) and Belinda Middleweek (The University of Technology Sidney) have extensively researched the ways in which we interact with robots, and how this may affect the future of love, sex and care. Bring a cup of coffee to join them and Carolina Bandinelli (University of Warwick) in the next episode of the ❤️ Summer of Love ❤️ dialogues.

June, 3rd 10:00 - 11:30am BST


Fri 28 May 2021, 18:07

A.I. Just Wanna Have Fun! (Summer of Love series)

Our ❤️ Summer of Love ❤️ goes on with Alfie Bown (Royal Holloway University) and Isabel Millar (University of Kent). Their research draws on psychoanalytic theories to understand our relationships with digital technologies, and their philosophical and political implications. Join them and Carolina Bandinelli (University of Warwick) to explore how we are subject and object of desire and enjoyment in the digital world.
May 27th, 16:00-17:30 BST
Tue 18 May 2021, 09:44

New Research Article

Want to understand how young Chinese people navigate political feelings on social media?

Check out Wenhao Bi's new article in the journal Cultural Studies. Learn more about Wenhao's research here.

Picture of article abstract

Wed 12 May 2021, 18:15

CDI Summer of Love

CDI's Summer of Love is a series of events presented by Warwick's Carolina Bandinelli on the topics of love, romance, dating, desire and digital technology.

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Summer of Love events program

Wed 12 May 2021, 17:56

from Media with Love

Our ❤️ Summer of Love ❤️ launch event features Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam) and Ania Malinowska (University of Silesia). In their research, both Mark and Ania are looking at the entanglement between love and digital technologies. Join them and Carolina Bandinelli (University of Warwick) to dwell on and wonder about how media make us love, and how love makes media.

May, 13th 16:00 - 17:30 BST

Register here.

Mon 26 Apr 2021, 17:26

Workshop: An Introduction to Computer Vision for Humanities research

Date: May 11, 2021

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

Facilitator: Daniel van Strien (British Library)

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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

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