The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters, Experiments, Interventions

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Digital Methods Winter School 2018
8–12 January 2018*

Everyday winter school location 
Digital Methods Initiative
University of Amsterdam
Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam
https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/WinterSchool2018
http://bit.ly/DMI-Winter18

Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI), Amsterdam, is holding its annual Winter School on 'the Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters, Experiments, Interventions.' The format is that of a (social media and web) data sprint, with hands-on work for telling stories with data, together with a programme of keynote speakers and a Mini-conference, where PhD candidates, motivated scholars and advanced graduate students present short papers on digital methods and new media related topics, and receive feedback from the Amsterdam DMI researchers and international participants. Participants need not give a paper at the Mini-conference to attend the Winter School. For a preview of what the event is like, please view short video clips from a previous edition of the 2015 Summer School.

Over the past decade digital methods of various kinds have been put to use by data journalists, national ministries, non-governmental organisations, city governments, media artists, police departments, international organisations, philanthropic funding agencies in the service of a wide variety of projects and objectives. Within the academy digital methods have spread from researchers of the internet, new media and computational culture, leading to encounters and experiments with a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, working with their own publics, partners, questions, concerns and modes of inquiry with and about the digital.. That one may intervene with digital methods is clear, but the question concerns the positioning.