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Datafication of Cycling funded PhD at the University of Brighton

Apply to work this exciting project – application deadline is Wednesday 21 June 2017, 17:30.

This project brings together scholarship in mobilities, intelligent transport and big data to explore the potential of industry-collected cycling data in informing policies and planning for more sustainable transport and mobilities. A critical exploration of cycling data at the intersection of innovative industries and public policies is at the heart of the project. The project engages with current debates on the potential for big data analysis through case study analysis in key cities across the world.

This project would suit someone with a background in computer science/digital media (or related disciplines) with an interest in business and policy, or someone with a background in social science/business (or related disciplines) with an interest in data. The successful candidate would require the following skills.

1. Critical thinking and general research skills in document analysis and literature reviewing will be essential skills, and semi-structured interviews (desirable).

2. Data literacy (essential), data analysis (desirable).

Lead: Dr Frauke Behrendt
Second: Dr Lesley Murray
Third: Professor Phil Haynes



Alice Marwick discusses The Circle

The Circle – Future of Social

In The Circle Movie, Emma Watson learns about the dark side of sharing — so we asked an expert, what will social media look like in the future?

Posted by NowThis Entertainment on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

In The Circle Movie, Emma Watson learns about the dark side of sharing. In this video Alice Marwick (Data and Society), one of the key theorists on identity and social media, discusses what social media will look like in the future.


Welcome to the blog of the MA Digital Media, Culture and Society at University of Brighton Blog                          Network.

The MA Digital Media, Culture and Society runs for the first time in the Academic Year 2017/18, as it takes over from the MA Creative Media – a programme with a long history, that has now run its course. It is based at the School of Media, University of Brighton.

The MA Digital Media, Culture and Society is an innovative programme that stays responsive to key developments in contemporary digital media, culture, and society. It engages with some of the most exciting and pressing cultural and social issues of our time, such as activism, big data, the cultural and creative economy, everyday life, future cities, and social wellbeing and identity.

Course Leader photoThe programme covers key theoretical debates in media and cultural studies and draws from local, national and global contexts, to help you develop the critical and methodological skills that are necessary for researching the role of digital technologies in culture and society.

The MA Digital Media, Culture and Society is of broad relevance to media and digital media graduates, as well as professionals pursuing a new or developing interest in how advances in digital media shape our cultural, political and social lives. The course combines the social fabric of learning with academic and applied interrogation of an extensive range of media-related developments in economy, society and culture. The flexible modes of study (online, on-campus, full-time, part-time) combined with student’s own choice of route through the course makes the MA Digital Media, Culture and Society particularly attractive to academics, teachers and educators, as well as media professionals, practitioners, managers and innovators.

You will be taught by leading academics in visual communication, social media, smart technologies and media production for social change. Our knowledge-exchange activities engage us with diverse businesses, communities and policy actors including media, publishers, digital companies, community groups and NGOs, which will allow you to make professional contacts during your studies.

I look forward to working with you.

Dr Aristea Fotopoulou

Course Leader, MA Digital Media, Culture & Society | Senior Lecturer Media and Communication | a.fotopoulou [at] brighton [dot] ac [dot] uk School of Media, Watts Building                                                                                                               University of Brighton

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