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Imagining Secure Digital Futures – DiScriBe Hub+ December 1, 2020 - Dr Genevieve Liveley and Professor Awais Rashid are part of the team of the newly launched ESRC Digital Security by Design Social Science Hub+, DiScriBe, a four year project to bring social science, humanities and computer science together to address the challenges of digital security. DiScriBe Hub+ is one of two programmes of research and development announced by UK Research and Innovation, as part of the Industrial ...
Brunel’s Network project – next stage November 30, 2020 - A blog written by James Boyd, Brunel Institute and Christopher Woods, University of Bristol. Following many months of lockdown-based work, the Brunel’s Network project, conducted by the SS Great Britain Trust and University of Bristol collaboration, The Brunel Institute, is now available online. The project aims to find, record, assess and weight the influence of ...
Dr Anya Skatova Dr Anya Skatova, Bristol Turing Fellow, received the prestigious UKRI Future Leader Fellowship October 23, 2020 - Dr Skatova’s programme will focus on developing methods to analyse shopping data to improve population health. Digital technology opens up a new era in the understanding of human behaviour and lifestyle choices, with people's daily activities and habits leaving 'footprints' in their digital records. For example, when we buy goods in supermarkets and use loyalty ...
What is data? Exploring data from an anthropological perspective October 6, 2020 - Blog written by Josie Price, University of Bristol graduate Introduction Humans are repeatedly living through and creating data, yet the uses of data have also become a source of economic, political, psychological and social power. So, what really is data? My final year thesis for my Anthropology with Innovation degree aimed to investigate this question ...