CIM is now accepting PhD applications for students who wish to be considered for a number of University scholarships, including ESRC scholarships (for social science applicants), CADRE scholarships (for arts and humanities students) and Chancellor's International Scholarships (for international students).
Commonism (On cohabitation)
Listen to Maria Puig de la Bellacasa speaking at La Biennale di Venezia within the event Commonism (On cohabitation), part of the Swamp School…
The PLATIAL'18 Workshop Proceedings on Place-Based Analysis have been published online! It includes short papers on various aspects that are important for better integrating social and cultural dimensions into quantitative analyses of subjectively perceived places. René Westerholt, Assistant Professor at CIM, convened and organised the workshop together with colleagues from Heidelberg in September, and is also the principal editor of the proceedings. The full volume can be found here. As a follow-up to the successful workshop, a special issue on place-based analysis is convened with the esteemed Wiley journal Transactions in GIS. You find the call for papers online, and we are accepting full-paper submissions until 30 March 2019.
Dr Yair Grinberger from GIScience Group of the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University is visiting CIM this week (29 October to 2 November 2018) and will be giving a seminar within the WISC Seminar Series on Thursday (see details below).
Yair is based in the room B1.13 (Social Science Building) and is discussing collaborations with CIM researchers around the topics of urban analytics, time geography and digital ethnographic methods.
We warmly welcome Yair to CIM and look forward to fruitful conversations.
Emma Uprichard, Reader at CIM, is presenting her work on “Complexity, Big Data and Policy” in Dublin at ISOQOL — the International Society for Quality of Life Research conference, 24-27 October 2018.
We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor João Porto de Albuquerque and Assistant Professors Greg McInerny and Michael Castelle have been named Turing Fellows at the Alan Turing Institute for 2018-2020, and are 3 of 19 new Turing Fellows from the University of Warwick this year. The Turing Fellowship programme is designed to help increase interaction, collaboration, and research across disciplines related to the fields of data science and AI, as well as to deliver public benefit to the UK and beyond.
Emma Uprichard (a reader at CIM) will be presenting her work on complex systems for policy challenges at a series of high-profile events hosted by the Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra at ADFA.
Congratulations to CIM PhD student Esteban Damiani who successfully defended his thesis last Friday.
Congratulations to CIM PhD student Esteban Damiani who successfully defended his thesis last Friday. The title of the thesis is 'An ethnography of Facebook and the production of values in a political campaign. A study of the uses of Facebook for the 2014 Frente Amplio national elections in Uruguay'. The examiners were DrAdam Arvidsson and Dr Emma Uprichard.
Maria Puig de la Bellacasa will be speaking at La Biennale di Venezia within the event Commonism (On cohabitation), part of the Swamp School curated by Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas (MIT) September 24-29 2018. See full programme here http://swamp.lt/. The title of Maria’s talk (conceived and presented with Dimitris Papadopoulos) is: Eco-commoning in the Aftermath: Sundews, Mangroves and Swamp Insurgencies.
Workshop on platial analysis (PLATIAL'18)
The concept of 'place' is about to become one of the major research themes in the interdisciplinary field of geographical information science (GIScience), as well as in adjoining fields. Briefly put, while locations provide objective references (e.g., point coordinates), places are the units utilized by humans to approach the geographic world. On the one hand, the current 'platial turn' is caused by the plethora of particularly urban geographic datasets that have become available in the last years, many of which are user-generated (e.g., geosocial media feeds). These so-called ambient geospatial datasets mirror small and limited glimpses of the everyday lives of people and how these approach and experience the geographic world into the digital sphere. Ambient geographic datasets may thus be understood as something deeper than just mere 'attributes referenced over point locations', which is why they have recently been conjectured to be of platial rather than of spatial nature. 'Platial' can hereby be understood as the place-based counterpart to the space-based adjective 'spatial'.