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Digital Culture

Digital Culture is a research theme that intersects with some of today’s biggest issues, controversies and challenges: from the #MeToo Movement to Cambridge Analytica’s algorithmic manipulation; from the rise of Fitbit and the ‘quantified self’ to the power of bioinformatics to shape our future as humans; from cybercrime and terrorism to state-sponsored election meddling; digital culture is an area of significant student, public and government interest.

To that end, this research theme is about tackling the big issues posed by the new digital horizon. We intend to bring together a large network of theorists, practitioners and methodological specialists all under one roof, merging work in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities to promote new grant bids and research/teaching agendas.

Student Competition:  ‘Physical Lockdown, Digital Freedom’ – Summer 2020

3 Winners will be chosen, with prizes including an Apple Watch & 2x Beats Headphones.

 

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The Lockdown Experience of 2020 has been one of incredible challenges, hardships and difficulties.

In order to cope with Lockdown many of us have relied on digital technology on an unprecedented level. From Amazon.com to Zoom, Digital Culture has been prominent in our lives more than ever before.

We in Digital Culture at Kent want to hear, share and celebrate those positive stories of how digital technologies have helped during Lockdown.

We would like you to submit one such ‘story’ to our Competition. The Competition is open to all degree students registered at the University of Kent.

Competition ‘Stories’ can take the form of the following:

  • An Insta-story
  • A Blog or Vlog
  • A Youtube Video
  • A Facebook Story
  • An Infographic

Please send us your pieces (or accessible links) to digitalculture@kent.ac.uk, or post on twitter @DigiCultureKentClosing Date: 30th Sep 2020.

Kent Academics and PhD Students Competition:  ‘Physical Lockdown, Digital Freedom’ – Summer 2020

2 Winners will each receive £250 towards their personal research budget or scholarship budget.

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The lockdown experience of 2020 has been one of incredible challenges, hardships and difficulties.

In order to cope with Lockdown many of us have relied on digital technology on an unprecedented level.  From Amazon.com to Zoom meetings, Digital Culture has been prominent in our lives more than ever before.

We in Digital Culture at Kent want to hear, share and celebrate some positive stories of how digital technologies have helped our staff during Lockdown, of how staff have made digital media work for them during the period, or of digital research projects in development here at Kent that may help us get through the next months ahead.

We would like you to submit a short ‘story’, of 2-3 minutes, as a video file (mp3 etc). to our Competition. The Competition is open to all academic staff and PhD students registered at the University of Kent.

Please send us your videos to digitalculture@kent.ac.ukClosing Date: 7 Sep 2020.