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TextMining and CDCS - Introduction to Defoe, and the text mining sandpit

An introduction to the Text and Data Mining Sandpit from the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society, for the 7th May 2020. Planned to be in person, this sandpit was pivoted to digital due to…

From  Roisin O'Brien on March 24th, 2021 0 likes 26 plays 0  

Accessing Hidden Heritage: Underwater Cultural Heritage & the Digital Revolution

Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) is unique in that most people have never seen it. Access is restricted to divers meaning that, in direct contrast to terrestrial heritage, public awareness of…

From  Roisin O'Brien on March 10th, 2021 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Why is it hard to talk about labor in digital scholarship?

Paige Morgan (University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press) discusses labor in digital scholarship. Why is it hard to talk about labor in digital scholarship? It is challenging, which is why…

From  Roisin O'Brien on March 2nd, 2021 0 likes 4 plays 0  

CDCS Annual Lecture: Aimée Morrison

The Centre for Data, Culture & Society presents the inaugural CDCS Annual Lecture 2020: 'Hello World: or, how we learned to stop worrying, and love the computer' In this lecture, Prof…

From  Roisin O'Brien on December 16th, 2020 0 likes 37 plays 0  

Platforms, competition and the consumer: Protecting choice and enhancing rivalry

Dr Arianna Andreangeli leads this seminar on Platforms, Competition & the Consumer.Platforms have become unavoidable in today’s economy, due to the rise of e-commerce and to the need to…

From  Roisin O'Brien on December 16th, 2020 0 likes 6 plays 0  

The Stevenson Maps and Plans of Scotland: Creating a Map-Based Finding Aid

There are over 2000 maps and plans in the archive of the Stevenson engineering firm that relate to projects undertaken in Scotland in the eighteenth to early-twentieth centuries. The plans range in…

From  Roisin O'Brien on December 2nd, 2020 0 likes 20 plays 0  

Project Soothe: Developing Imagery-Based Digital Wellbeing Tools

Stella Chan founded Project Soothe in 2015, and since then her team has collected over 800 soothing images from members of the public from over 30 countries. Project Soothe is a unique citizen…

From  Roisin O'Brien on November 17th, 2020 0 likes 33 plays 0  

Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future

Co-editors Dr. Paul Gooding (Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, University of Glasgow) and Prof. Melissa Terras (Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, University of Edinburgh) and…

From  Roisin O'Brien on November 11th, 2020 0 likes 26 plays 0  

Visual Methodologies for Public Participatory Work

This event introduces visual methodologies and, in particular, digital visual research that makes use of online data and content to research social issues.Recent contributions to digital visual…

From  Roisin O'Brien on November 11th, 2020 0 likes 46 plays 0  

The Moral-IT Deck: A Tool for Ethics by Design

This talk introduces the Moral-IT deck, a toolkit built to support designers’ reflection on ethical issues when creating new technologies.Awareness of technologists’ responsibilities is…

From  Roisin O'Brien on November 11th, 2020 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Culture Is Bad For You: Inequality in the Cultural and Creative Industries

This talk introduces themes from the book, Culture Is Bad for You: Inequality in the Cultural and Creative Industries. The book analyses the connection between culture and social inequality,…

From  Roisin O'Brien on October 21st, 2020 0 likes 62 plays 0  

Workshop: Situating & Doing Digital Methods

This practical workshop led by Prof. Richard Rogers (University of Amsterdam) historicises and theorises digital methods, situating them as a part of the computational turn in internet-related…

From  Roisin O'Brien on October 20th, 2020 0 likes 24 plays 0  

Book Conservation & Digitisation: The Challenge of Dialogue & Collaboration

Alberto Campagnolo & contributors discuss new publication 'Book Conservation and Digitization: The Challenges of Dialogue and Collaboration'Featuring contributors from the…

From  Roisin O'Brien on October 13th, 2020 0 likes 23 plays 0  

The Digital Editing of David Livingstone’s Missionary Travels Manuscript

This paper showcases a digital project, Livingstone’s Missionary Travels Manuscript (1857): A Critical Edition, published in 2019 by the online museum and library, Livingstone Online.…

From  Roisin O'Brien on October 13th, 2020 0 likes 23 plays 0  

Museums and AI: Imagining the AI we want for museums

A CDCS Digital Cultural Heritage research cluster event. Museums are, by their very nature, data-centric institutions. AI technologies bring new opportunities and challenges to the collection and…

From  Roisin O'Brien on July 1st, 2020 0 likes 118 plays 0