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New ESRC-Funded CIM Project on COVID-19 Apps

New ESRC-Funded CIM Project on COVID-19 Apps

We are pleased to announce a new CIM project investigating the emerging ecology of COVID-19 apps using digital methods research. Funded by a COVID-19 rapid response grant from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the project will consider not only widely discussed issues around apps for digital contact tracing, but the wider ecologies of apps around the world that have been developed to manage and intervene in the crisis: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/cim/research/covid-19-app-store-and-data-flow-ecologies
COVID-19 App Store and Data Flow Ecologies will run for 6 months and involves a European team of investigators and researchers attached to the Apps Studies Initiative: http://appstudies.org/

Investigators are:

  • Dr. Michael Dieter (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick)
  • Dr. Anne Helmond (Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Dr. Nathaniel Tkacz (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick)
  • Dr. Esther Weltevrede (Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Contributing researchers are:

  • Fernando van der Vlist (University of Siegen, Germany)
  • Jason Chao (University of Siegen, Germany)