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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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Research

Applied Research The Utrecht Data School is a platform for applied research of data issues. Jointly with external organisations, our students work on an assignment; they provide our external partners with an exploratory analysis of a data set, investigate the impact of datafication for our partner’s organisation or market and reflect on policy options. UDS…

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The Datafied Society – Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es

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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Embedded Research Assistant

The Utrecht Data School places master course students as Embedded Research Assistants for carrying out an applied research project. The Embedded Research Assistants are selected concerning their individual qualities and the skills needed for the assignment. During the project, senior staff at Utrecht Data School supervises and tutors the student and provides assistance or even…

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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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