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Can an algorithm feel emotion?

I gave a talk at the Moral Machines symposium in Helsinki last year, and just heard that a revised version of the talk will be published in an anthology tentatively titled The Ethos of Digital Environments: Technology, Literary Theory and … Continue reading

25. June 2020 by Jill
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Situated Data Analysis

My latest paper, “Situated data analysis: a new method for analysing encoded power relationships in social media“, started out as an analysis of the data visualisations in Strava, but ended up as something more ambitious: a method that I think … Continue reading

22. June 2020 by Jill
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Ancient visual technologies

Look, this is the oldest known mirror, reflecting the face of a woman holding it. It is 8000 years old and made from polished obsidian. I’m working on a book on machine vision, and I want to edit it all … Continue reading

16. June 2020 by Jill
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Being seen by cinema itself

For my book on machine vision I’m writing a little about Vertov’s wonderful 1924 manifesto written half in the voice of the camera – “I am kino-eye … I, a machine, show you the world as only I can see … Continue reading

29. May 2020 by Jill
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How to build a nurturing, collaborative research environment

I have a fabulous research environment right now, and while obviously some of that is due to having had funding to employ brilliant researchers (thank you ERC) we’ve been doing a lot of other things that are working out really … Continue reading

03. December 2019 by Jill
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Thinking about larps for research dissemination about technology and society

I spent some of last week at a wonderful larp (live action roleplaying) camp for kids run by Tidsreiser, and had a wonderful time. I have secretly wanted to try larping since I was a teenager, but there weren’t any … Continue reading

02. July 2019 by Jill
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Lesson plan: DIKULT103 29.01.2019 – Video Game Aesthetics and Orientalism in Games

Readings: Understanding Video Games Chapter 5, Woke Gaming Chapter 6 (Kristin Bezio: The Perpetual Crusade: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Religious Extremism, and the Problem of Empire. (p 119-138)) Learning goals: After doing the reading, taking the quiz and attending the class, students can Explain … Continue reading

18. February 2019 by Jill
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I’m a visiting scholar at MIT this semester

I’m on sabbatical from teaching at the University of Bergen this semester, and am spending the autumn here at MIT. Hooray! It’s a dream opportunity to get to hang out with so many fascinating scholars. I’m at Comparative Media Studies/Writing, … Continue reading

02. September 2017 by Jill
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Visa approved

I’m going to be spending next semester as a visiting scholar at MIT’s Department of Comparative Media Studies, and there are a lot of practical things to organize. We have rented a flat there, but still need to rent out … Continue reading

08. June 2017 by Jill
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I won the John Lovas Memorial Award for my Snapchat Research Stories!

I am so excited: I won the John Lovas Memorial award last night at the Computers and Writing Conference for my Snapchat Research Stories! The award is given by Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, the leading digitally-native journal for … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by Jill
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