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Meet intern Ruud #projectkroncrv

My name is Ruud Dielen, intern at Utrecht Data School and student of the master New Media & Digital Culture at Utrecht University. After a bachelor in Media & Culture, with a focus on television, game and new media studies, I applied for the internship position at the research project commissioned by the KRO-NCRV. Within…

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Meet intern Mauricio #gabproject

My name is Mauricio Salazar Landeros, and I’m part of the MA in New Media and Digital Culture at Utrecht University. In February, I got an internship at the Utrecht Data School as part of the Gab Project. Currently, there is limited theory from scholars on the fringe platform and even less data-driven research; this…

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Heeft uw organisatie een datavraagstuk? Werk samen met Utrecht Data School!

De ‘datarevolutie’, ‘data is de nieuwe olie’, men hoort steeds vaker grootse uitspraken over dataficatie. Maar wat kunt u met alle data die uw organisatie vergaart? En ook: wat kun u er niet mee? Utrecht Data School houdt zich bezig met dit soort vragen en met sociaal-maatschappelijke en ethische vraagstukken met betrekking tot data. U…

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A GLIMPSE INTO THE DIGITAL POORHOUSE

Review of the “Privacyrede 2019” by Virginia Eubanks at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, 16-01-2019 Although Virginia Eubanks describes herself as a “hard-won optimist”, it is difficult not to feel a tinge—or a wave—of technological pessimism when she lays out the devastating consequences of the automation of various social services across the United States. One of the first…

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Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis | Mirko Tobias Schäfer on Entrepreneurial Research

For “Big data Histories”, a special issue of the Journal for Media History, Karin van Es and Eef Masson interviewed the Utrecht Data School co-founder and project lead Mirko Tobias Schäfer. In this interview he describes our distinct approach to research the impact of data and digitization. Initially it was lack of funding that pointed…

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Gartner calls Digital Ethics a strategic trend for 2019 – but ethics are not enough

In its most recent predictions of trends for the coming year, Gartner indicates digital ethics and privacy as a top strategy for companies. As the technology and financial industries, governments and even research institutions grapple with ethical issues raised through the data practices and their social impact, ethics starts to fill the vacuum left by…

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Launch Big Data Histories issue

You are cordially invited to the launch of the ‘Big Data Histories’ special issue of TMG – Journal for Media History Please RSVP via this GoogleForm Programme 15.30 Opening by issue editors Karin van Es (UU) and Eef Masson (UvA) 15.40 “The Database Revolution, 1970s/80s” – Dr. Niels Kerssens 16.10 “Unmasking Biometrics’ Biases” – Rosa…

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Workshop: Strategies of Facebook’s data processing factory

by Lucia Dossin and Lídia Pereira Topic modeling, algorithmic clustering and profiling are common practices of social networks. Users are characterized by, for instance, inferring psychological traits though Facebook Likes. This analysis is then used to target advertising and steer user behavior. Recently, this practice has caused public outrage when it appeared Facebook’s ad profiling…

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Working paper – Walking as method in data studies

Maranke Wieringa & Karin van Es (d.d. 17 August 2018) Walking is ingrained in human, and especially urban (Amato 2004), culture. Recently, there has been a wave of structured, reflective walks in the city aimed at contributing to the agenda of “data studies” (Kennedy 2018). In this paper we seek to parse out the design…

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Welcoming our 2 new PhDs!

We are very (!) excited to welcome Tim de Winkel and Maranke Wieringa to our team as PhD students of the department Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University (starting in September 2018)! Their PhD projects are, in respective order, “Governing Digital Societies in Europe” and “Approaching Algorithmic Account(-)Ability” (see description of these projects and…

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