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Loup Cellard (Student Researcher)

Loup Cellard

Supervisors: Dr Nathaniel Tkacz and Professor Noortje Marres.

Research Topic

Loup’s thesis is an ethnography of algorithmic transparency in French public organisations. His methodological framework is drawing on science & technology studies, anthropology and design research.

Working title: Theatres of algorithmic transparency: a post-digital ethnography.


Loup joined Warwick in 2016 as a full-time PhD researcher. Prior to coming at Warwick, Loup worked at FING (Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération) a think-tank based in Paris where he improved the “data literacy” of citizen communities thanks to research-action workshops. He also has an experience as a data visualisation designer at Medialab Sciences-Po (Paris, FR) as well as the Digital Humanities Lab at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, CH), two centres focused on the development of digital methods for social science and humanities. Loup holds a BA in Digital Storytelling from Université Paris 13 (2013) and an MA in Information Architecture from Ecole Normale Supérieure (2015).


Loup has three tracks of research:

1)The politics of transparency, accountability and openness:

2) Inventive methods compounding science, art, design, and tech sensibilities:

  • [Essay in artist monograph] “7 gestes pour performer dans le théâtre du social ”. Essay by Loup Cellard in Prose Postérieure. Le courrier électronique d’une instructrice d’aérobic sauvage et grotesque.A book by the artist Laëtitia Jasserand. Edited by Les Commissaires Anonymes. 2018.
  • [Item in collection] “Interface Détournement” in The Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation. Compiled by Peggy Pierrot, Anita Burato, Christoph Haag, Michael Murtaugh, Femke Snelting, Seda Gürses. Edited by Constant. 2018.

3) Datavisualisation theory and practice from a humanities and social science perspective:


ESRC PhD Grant, 2016-2020.



Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

Email: L dot Cellard at warwick dot ac dot uk

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