Techne Conflux: Rethinking Archival Research, Methods and Practice
Researching the Digital Human in Archives
With Professor Tobias Blanke, University of Amsterdam and Kings College, London
Thursday 23 March, 11-1.00, University of Brighton Grand Parade, room (tbc) and online via Zoom
The digital human has in recent years emerged as a new subject of research. This lecture will introduce the ideas behind the digital human, the new research field associated with it and what archives have to do with it all. We will focus on how we can combine research perspectives around issues in AI and digital culture. This contribution includes novel ideas such as algorithmic criticism but also the study of datafication.
Tobias Blanke is Distinguished University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and Professor of Social and Cultural Informatics at King’s College London . His academic background is in moral philosophy and computer science. Tobias’ main research interests are in the development and research of artificial intelligence and big data devices as well as infrastructures for research, especially in the humanities. Among Tobias’ monographs is Digital Asset Ecosystems – Rethinking Crowds and Clouds, which offers a fresh perspective on human-computer collaboration in global digital workflows. His latest book – together with Claudia Aradau – on the socio-economic position of AI entitled “Algorithmic Reason – the Governance of Self and Other” was published this year by Oxford University Press in Open Access.