Wenhao Bi's paper 'Playing politics digitally: young Chinese people’s political feelings on social media platforms
Wenhao Bi's paper 'Playing politics digitally: young Chinese people’s political feelings on social media platforms in the forthcoming special issue 'Cultural critique and the politics of identity for the journal Cultural Studies is now available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2021.1912808
CIM is taking part at University of Warwick's Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Saturday, April 24th 2021 (https://warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/opendays/) which you can register here: https://pgopendays.warwick.ac.uk/.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
11.00am - 11.25am | CIM Welcome, Introduction to CIM and Masters Degrees
After a brief round of introductions from CIM members, we will introduce you to CIM through a discussion of our approach to teaching and research.
The conveners of the three Masters degrees will then give introductions to the three degrees. The talks will talk about the aims of the course, an overview of modules, as well as discussions on career prospects that each degree offers.
11.25am - 12.15pm | Q&A Session with CIM Academics
We open the floor for Q&As and an interactive discussion. Students will have the chance to ask their questions on our degree offering, on life and studying at CIM, and on any other topic related to our research and teaching. We would be answering a range of questions both from those who want to learn more about our degrees and also those who are already holding an offer from us.
The full and formal agenda for the day is available here: https://pgopendays.warwick.ac.uk/agenda and you will need to register and book your place through this link: https://pgopendays.warwick.ac.uk/home.
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CIM's Live Chat session will run 12:00pm - 13:30pm (UK time) on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021.
The day will be organised roughly as follows:
12:00 - 12:10 : Brief introductions from CIM staff
12:10 - 13:00 Live chat session aimed at new enquirers (offer holders are also welcome)
13:00 - 13:30 : Live chat session aimed at offer holders (new enquirers are also welcome)
In order to join, please register here:
We look forward to meeting you soon!
We're looking for participants who will use Big Sister for two weeks and allow us to interview them about the experience. We want to explore how people feel about their data being collected and used to make algorithmic recommendations and predictions.
Click here, to find out more about the new chapter by Pablo Velasco González and Nathaniel Tkacz in the Handbook of Peer Production
Click here to find out more about the recent publication by David Stark and Ivana Pais on the topic of Algorithmic Management in the Platform Economy.
Sound of Care roundtable Sunday 24 January 6pm CET Naomi Waltham-Smith is speaking at a roundtable on Sound of Care
Sound of Care roundtable Sunday 24 January 6 pm CET Naomi Waltham-Smith is speaking at a roundtable on Sound of Care with participants including Bernie Krause, Holger Schulze, and Leah Barclay as part of the #LearningPlanet Festival 2021 organised in partnership with UNESCO.
Maria Puig de la Bellacasa awarded the Article of the Year Prize of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics
Maria Puig de la Bellacasa awarded the Article of the Year Prize of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics for "Re-animating soils: Transforming human–soil affections through science, culture and community" The Sociological Review, 2019.
Naomi Waltham-Smith has written the chapter on “Deconstruction” and translated an essay by Jean-Luc Nancy on “Galant Music” for the new Oxford Handbook of Western Music and Philosophy, edited by Tomás McAuley, Nanette Nielsen, and Jerrold Levinson.
A new volume co-edited by Michael Castelle, The Cultural Life of Machine Learning: An Incursion into Critical AI Studies, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. Inspired by a conference organized by Dr. Castelle with co-editor Dr. Jonathan Roberge of the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Montreal, Canada, the book brings together the work of historians and sociologists with perspectives from media studies, communication studies, cultural studies, and information studies to address the origins, practices, and possible futures of contemporary machine learning.
A chapter by Aaron Mendon-Plasek, "Mechanized Significance and Machine Learning", has been released open-access, and the entire book can be accessed by university libraries with a SpringerLink subscription.