Research has gradually revealed the extent to which online manipulation has been weaponised to affect societies in almost every important way that society works. Yet while almost everyone is touched in one way or another by online manipulation, only a tiny part of society has generally been involved in confronting it.
New worlds need new language. TOne of those things to name is what is happening to ourselves and our data proxies. Expanding our language from privacy to personhood enables us to have conversations that enable us to see that our data is us, our data is valuable, and our data is being collected automatically.
Published before global movement drew largely to a halt, before the majority of the earth's human population was shut indoors and before words like "virus" and "pandemic" proliferated, this curated collection is today far more than timely.
Angèle Christin argues that we can explicitly enroll algorithms in ethnographic research, which can shed light on unexpected aspects of algorithmic systems - including their opacity. She delineates three mesolevel strategies for algorithmic ethnography.
The starkly different ways that American and French online news companies respond to audience analytics and what this means for the future of news.
Sur la base d'une enquête de terrain menée à Genève, Los Angeles et Tokyo, cet ouvrage aborde la dimension proprement anthropologique du smartphone.
In our data-driven society, it is too easy to assume the transparency of data. Instead, we should approach data sets with an awareness that they are created by humans and their dutiful machines, at a time, in a place, with the instruments at hand, for audiences that are conditioned to receive them, says Yanni Alexander Loukissas, Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech.
In the first Constellation of Future Matters, the team of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab of Monash University considers various aspects, from different perspectives, of the home during crisis.
Last week EPIC people gathered for a panel discussion on remote research to share guidance and inspiration as many of us take on new, remote positions. Here are some of the approaches we discussed, grouped in four themes with resources from epicpeople.org and beyond.
Experientia's Stefano Galeazzi and Daria Cantù explore how to conduct impactful applied qualitative research remotely, when we may not be able to conduct in-person interviews - as is the case now during the Covid-19 pandemic.