New paper! In 'Creative Malfunction: Finding Fault with Rowhammer, CIM's Matt Spencer examines one of the most significant hardware vulnerabilities of recent years for what it tells us about the nature of repair and transformation in computational systems. http://computationalculture.net/creative-malfunction-finding-fault-with-rowhammer
Want to learn more about how online recommendations and classifications work? @PersonalisePLY has designed an app to help you find out. Read about their project – and how you can participate in their research – here: https://algorithmicidentities.net/big-sister/open-call/
Workshop: Life and Death in the Cemetery
As part of our More-than-Human: data interactions in the smart city project, we are organizing a workshop at the Tower Hamlets Cemetry Park in East London on Monday 19th July from 11am-2pm.
How might we use data and technology for thriving multispecies interactions in the city?
About the event
In this workshop we will explore More-than-Human relations in the urban cemetery together.
What microscopic communities live around us? How are the lives and deaths of humans entwined with other species? How might urban data be used for making the invisible visible? And how might we design new technologies for more equitable living spaces for all of London's inhabitants - human and non-human, big and small – and not just an elite few?
The workshop is part of a research project exploring new roles for data and technology to support more sustainable, inclusive, just and diverse cities.
When: Monday 19th July from 11am-2pm
Where: Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX
Who: Interested people including urban planners, designers, researchers, growers, citizen scientists, parks users, biodiversity experts, local councillors.
Who is involved ?
The project is a collaboration between researchers at City, University of London, Goldsmiths University, Warwick University, Newcastle University, and the London School of Economics, and project partners the Roving Microscope and Cordwainers Grow. It is funded through an EPSRC Human Data Interactions Network Plus grant.
Further details and sign-up:
Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith, Associate Professor in CIM, has received the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence 2020/21
Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith, Associate Professor in CIM, has received the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence 2020/21 in recognition of how her practice has made a real difference to student learning this year.
This year WATE celebrates 'everyday excellence' and recognises the contributions to learning and teaching at Warwick that have really made a difference in unprecedented times. You can read more about the award and Naomi’s contributions here.
“Uncovering social and regional inequalities using spatial data and interdisciplinary methods” – a workshop led by Zofia Bednarowska-Michaiel
Dr Zofia Bednarowska-Michaiel ran a CIM Research Workshop on 19th of May 2021. It aimed to bridge participants on campus and those joining online together. The workshop focused on an interdisciplinary approach to researching inequalities around the role of regional science and spatial data in stimulating policy discussions around inequalities.
Calvillo and Puig de la Bellacasa’s collaboration at the 13th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art
Fluffy Grounds kicks-off a collaboration between Calvillo and Puig de la Bellacasa on air-soil relations commissioned for the 13th Shanghai Biennale.
The 13th Shanghai Biennale exhibition has been curated by Andres Jaque with Marina Otero, Lucia Pietroiusti, YOU Mi and Filippa Ramos, and can be visited at the Power Station of Art museum (Shanghai). Fluffy Grounds, directed by C+arquitectas, has been produced with the support of UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant number AH/T00665X/1), the Centre for Digital Inquiry (University of Warwick) and A/C Accion Cultural Española.
April 12–July 18, 2021
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.
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (
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.