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Datafied Society

OA Book Call for Contributions

Making a Difference!Novel Research Methods in the Datafied Society Background: Schäfer and Lauriault are critical, theoretical and practice based scholars who do data work within and beyond the academy. While doing so they have experienced the tension between the expectations of traditional forms of scholarly funded research, and doing novel forms of socially relevant empirical…

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Bots as Digital Infrapunctures

This module was written by Cristina Cochior and Manetta Berends and produced in collaboration with Dr. Karin van Es and Creative Coding Utrecht. It combines theoretical and practical work, bringing the fields of digital humanities, design and media art together, and proposes to use the format of the prototype (and the activity of prototyping) as…

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The Book

From the back-cover The large corpus of empirical data and available tools for data collection and analysis are changing the ways knowledge is produced. For the humanities, this transformation requires not only that we must critically inquire into how technology affects our understanding of knowledge and how it alters our epistemic processes, but that we…

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Datafied Society

Datafied Society is a research platform in Utrecht for investigating the impact of datafication on society. Datafication describes the structural translation of everyday activities and interactions into tabulated information that becomes available for analysis processes (Mayer-Schönberger and Cukier 2013). Increasingly, these data analyses inform decision making in public governance and management; they are used to…

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Team & Affiliates

Coordination team Dr. Karin van Es, Media & Culture Studies [personal site] Dr. Mirko Tobias Schäfer, Utrecht Data School [personal site] Team Prof. dr. Eggo Müller, Media & Culture Studies Dr. Joel Anderson, Ethics Institute Iris Muis, MA Joris Veerbeek, MA, Media & Culture Studies Max Boiten, MA, Media & Culture Studies PhD candidates Maranke…

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Contact

The Datafied Society Drift 13 (Room 0.01) 3512 BR Utrecht The Netherlands Dr. Karin van Es E-mail: K.F.vanEs [at] uu.nl

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Publications

Books / edited volumes Van Es, Karin and Eef Masson, eds. 2018. Big Data Histories. TMG: Journal for Media History 21(2) [open access link] Schäfer, Mirko and Karin van Es (eds). 2017. The Datafied Society. Studying Culture through Data. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [PDF] Schäfer, Mirko Tobias (ed.) 2016. Challenging Citizenship: Social Media and Big…

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