A workshop on the Ambivalences of Abstraction is being hosted by Celia Lury to mark the ending of her ESRC’s Professorial Fellowship entitled Order and Continuity: Methods for Change in a Topological Society.
On December 2nd 2016, an interdisciplinary workshop took place at the University of Warwick on the social aspects of driverless cars. This subject featured prominently in a recent House of Lords report on the future of autonomous vehicles, and the following workshop report details some insights the workshop generated into the challenge of anticipating societal change in this area.
Panel discussion and book launch of Digital Sociology by Noortje Marres
An edited collection was recently published featuring work by two CIM associates, Pablo Velasco and Noortje Marres "Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research" (Kubitschko, Sebastian, Kaun, Anne (Eds.) )
More info about the book: https://www.palgrave.com/de/
Missing Maps: putting the most vulnerable cities on the map
12th January 2017
4pm Talk by Pete Masters, MSF UK
5pm – 7pm Humanitarian Mapping Event
Location: OC1.04 (talk) / OC1.01 (mapping event) – The Oculus
What’s the point of spending loads of my free time sitting at a computer drawing round little shapes on blurry satellite images in places that I will probably never go?
Missing Maps is a crowdsourced mapping project, where 1000s of individuals dedicate hours of their time to tracing geographical features from satellite images. To an outside observer, it can look mind numbing, but these volunteers are providing NGOs and others with vital datasets that otherwise would not exist. For Medecins Sans Frontieres, Missing Maps volunteers have directly contributed to the provision of occupational health services in Bangladesh, mass vaccination campaigns in the Democratic Republic of Congo, cholera readiness in Sierra Leone and much more. Find out how by coming to hear this imaginatively titled talk.
After the talk, we will be mapping northern Nigeria together to support the MSF emergency response unit. Come, join us to learn how to help to produce maps from satellite images to support humanitarian work and have a lot of fun (and free pizza too).
Please register: https://missingmapswarwick.eventbrite.co.uk
A new website has been set up for David Stark's €2.4M project 'Diversity and Performace: Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams'.
Exploring the Social Aspects of Driverless Cars
Workshop, Friday December 2
CIM welcomes Charlotte Reypens
2 year Postdoctoral Fellow on David Stark's project.
Charlotte joined the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies in October 2016 as a postdoctoral research fellow. She is working with Professor David Stark and Professor Sheen Levine on a research project supported by the European Research Council. For this project, they will design experimental settings to study the link between ethnic diversity and performance.
Charlotte completed her PhD at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). During her PhD research, she studied how multiple, diverse stakeholders collaborate in innovation networks to create value. She used a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods to address the topic. She collected interview and survey data from one of the largest public-private partnerships in the life sciences. During the last year of her PhD, Charlotte went on a research exchange at the University of Texas at Dallas. Here she used experimental methods to study individual decision-making. To support her PhD research, Charlotte was awarded scholarships by the Research Foundation Flanders and Fulbright.
An important feature of her PhD research was to study how functional diversity influences performance in collaborations between different stakeholders. At the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Charlotte will examine a different type of diversity, i.e., ethnic diversity, and its effect on performance.
Diversity and Performance: Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams
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