Uncovering inequalities across disciplines – intersectoral approach

Dr Zofia Bednarowska-Michaiel, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick CIM finished the 2020/2021 academic year with a series of research workshops. The final one was called “Uncovering social and regional inequalities using spatial data and interdisciplinary methods”. During that workshop I talked about an interdisciplinary approach to inequalities, using spatial methods and regional approach. Here in this blogpost, I reflect on the researching inequalities, as well as briefly discuss

Profiling Bolsobot Networks*

Blog post by Emillie de Keulenaar, Francisco Kerche, Giulia Tucci, Janna Joceli Omena and Thais Lobo [alphabetical order] *This text was originally posted on the Public Data Lab webpage: https://publicdatalab.org/2022/05/05/profiling-bolsobot-networks/ Brazilian political bots have been active since 2014 to influence elections through the creation and maintenance of fake profiles across social media platforms (Pereira, 2022). In 2017, bots’ influence and forms of interference gained a new status with the emergence of

Dapps vs. Apps

The relationship of Big Tech platform incumbents to blockchain infrastructures is complicated. For every experiment like the ‘soft hexagon’ profile pic on Twitter, there’s an outright ban of NFTs and crypto-gaming on platforms such as Steam. Despite the ambitions of crypto-evangelists to reach mass adoption, large segments of users are resistant to anything blockchain-related, often to the point of open hostility. Despite this tension, crypto-subcultures continue to evolve into labyrinthine,

“The Godavarius”: Lost and Found – A field note

Noortje Marres,  (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick) A short report of a guided walk organised as part of the CIM project Sampling Sounds of Coventry’s Future. The guided walk by Sarah Farmer took place on Sunday October 17, 2021, and was organised as part of Sampling Sounds of Coventry’s Future, a series of events created by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies and the Warwick Institute of Engagement, University of Warwick, for Coventry City of Culture. Last

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