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