Small Folk Found Sounds, First Meet Up

Adele Reed, 3 August 2021 What does the future of Coventry sound like? Artist Adele Reed reports on the first meet-up of the project, “Small Folk Found Sounds,”part of the Warwick Institute of Engagement-funded Sampling Sounds of Coventry’s Future. On the morning of Sunday 13th June, five mothers and children met at Spencer Park in Coventry to begin a collaborative work between each-other and their small folk. In attendance were

Celebrations in troubled times

As the new academic year is about to start, it is difficult to ignore the anxious uncertainty looming over universities, staff and students. Even the lovely mid-September weather felt uneasy, like a warning. What will this year bring? What we know already is that 2020–21 is an academic year we will not forget and probably not for the best reasons. As CIM prepares to welcome new students and resume term

Coronavirus-19’s 2 metre rule as a grid reaction

First published on the People Like You blog Sophie Day and Celia Lury (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies) We are all now familiar with what 2 metres looks like, as we go for solitary walks in parks or stand in queues to shop for family and friends. We draw lines, we stand aside or behind or in front of others; we walk around and in parallel to each other. Improvising, trying

Indicating Interdisciplinarity in Artificial Intelligence workshop

A day of looking at interdisciplinarity through an interdisciplinary lens Maria Petrescu (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies) On February 6th, the Indicating Interdisciplinarity in AI workshop brought together partners of our collaborative project Inventing Indicators of Interdisciplinarity, developed by Noortje Marres in collaboration with colleagues at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), University of Leiden. Aligned with one of our core research themes, Interdisciplinary methods and methodologies, the project aims to find ways

“Rights as Methodology? Next steps in data-intensive research at the intersections of technology, law and society

CIM Blog, Sept 2019 Noortje Marres (University of Warwick), Matt Spencer (University of Warwick) and Gloria González Furster (VUB) “Are you the gentlemen coming for the algorithms?” asked a nursery manager of CIM PhD student Loup Cellard and his informant during fieldwork on the French government’s algorithmic accountability initiative.  Changing infrastructures of knowledge transform relations between citizens, governments and researchers. In Loup’s case, designers and an ethnographer were brought into the

Doing with/in digital

A blog post on the PGR conference last June by our very own Wenhao Bi.  https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/cim/people/wenhao-bi/ After roughly half a year of preparation, from setting the theme and calling for proposals to organizing panels and arranging logistics, our one-day postgraduate conference finally took place on 27th June, 2019 with two keynote talks and eleven presentations from masters and PhD students from CIM, LSE, University of Salford, University of Pittsburgh and

Where do we go from here? Lines of sight in the Digital Humanities (and Computational Sciences)

A blog post by Greg McInerny Rather than being a simple ‘power up’ for intellectual work, computers and digital technologies are augmenting academia. It isn’t just a case of buying laptops and servers, collating data, analysing spreadsheets and hiring software developers to join things up. Computational Science is not just science on computers, and Digital Humanities is not solely a digital version of humanities research. Instead, a cascade of new challenges and considerations are precipitating

Geographies of technology? Space and the materialisation of devices

Telephone boxes for private video calls at Campus North, former co-working office in Newcastle, credit: Lizzie Richardson “This blog post was written CIM Visiting Scholar Lizzie Richardson from Durham University” An interdisciplinary research centre necessarily challenges disciplined norms, presumably if only sometimes to further entrench them. This effect was no different for me when I visited CIM during January and February 2019 as a social scientist, disciplined in British “human

Put to the Test: Critical Evaluations of Testing

Pregnancy, space discovery, financial institutions, electronic music, development aid, international migration and zoo design are rarely, if ever, discussed at the same workshop. What connects them is the fact that they all have been subjected to testing in society. The tests that were examined during the international workshop Put to the Test: Critical Evaluations of Testing which took place at Warwick in London last December, took various forms: from a