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Digital Research Methods

These two workshops are dedicated to the digital research methods. Doctoral students and early career researchers with an interest in how computational turn with its emphasis on digitization, networks and data affect objects, methods and outcomes of research across disciplines are welcome to attend. Practical training in software environments will be accompanied by a conceptual and critical exploration of the methodological and epistemological challenges of the new era.


Bernhard Rieder is Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. He studied communication, philosophy and history at Vienna University and earned a PhD in information and communication science at the University Paris VIII where he later served as Assistant Professor. He works with the Digital Methods Initiative led by Prof. Richard Rogers, which collaborates with Sciences-Po's médialab, directed by Prof. Bruno Latour.

Bernhard Rieder combines expertise in sociology, political and cultural theory with a profound technical understanding of computational data and networks and has recently emerged as a core thinker on computational and natively digital methods. In his work, he critically explores not only the use of software tools for the analysis of networks, data, and digital platforms, but also questions epistemology of concepts behind and inside those tools.

Please, contact Dr.Olga Goriunova (CIM) at if you require additional information.

Workshop 1. Interactive visualization and exploration of network data with gephi
9 May 2013, 14.00 – 17.30 Room LIB2

Workshop 2. Visual exploration of statistical data with Mondrian
10 May 2013, 10.00 – 12.00 Room LIB2

All attendees are required to bring their own laptops and pre-install Gephi and Modrian (both free software;; Both tools require Java (

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