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The Silicon Valley of Hardware

Future Cities, a full-length documentary strand from WIRED Video, takes us inside the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen. We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the… Read More ›

Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Activism, Research & Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism. The 6th ICTs and Society Conference

Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Activism, Research & Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism The 6th ICTs and Society Conference http://www.icts-and-society.net May 20-21, 2017 University of Westminster, London Hosted by the Westminster Institute for Advanced… Read More ›

Digital Sociology vs STS

ISRF Digital Social Science Forum participants Susan Halford, Will Housley and Mark Carrigan will be speaking at a joint Digital Sociology Study Group and STS Study Group Event at the Oxford Internet Institute on 8th December 2016. An opportunity for anyone interested… Read More ›

Big Data and New Skills

A panel on the challenge of big data which took place at the International Sociological Association’s Logic & Methodologies conference. Bringing together a panel of academic experts, this event calls upon the panelists to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing research… Read More ›

When YouTube bought Google

A fascinating snippet of tech history. The founders of YouTube talk about their recent sale to Google, back in 2006, back when each were seen as something other than the slightly menacing giants they are today: