Vanessa Thomas – Defund Big Tech, Refund Community: Reflections and actions from a federal public servant

March 31, 12pm-1pm ET Online event – please register here for Zoom link. The Defund Big Tech, Refund Community report offered a call to action for many industries, organizations, and individuals—including but not limited to “Governments and Policymakers“. In this presentation, Dr. Vanessa Thomas (they/them, he/him, she/her) will draw on their experiences working in the federal public […]

Doris Allhutter: Why disciplinary boundaries make change hard: establishing critique in requirements engineering

December 16, 12pm-1pm ET Online event – please register here for Zoom link. Requirements engineering (RE) is an interdisciplinary research field integrating social science approaches with software engineering. It is as well a transdisciplinary practice translating different industry domain’s sociotechnical contexts into technical specifications. Reporting on an empirical study in critical RE, this talk discusses […]

Victoria Palacin: Reconfiguring Citizenship Online (Dec 3, 12pm EST)

Join us on December 3 at noon ET for a talk by DCI Associate Fellow Dr. Victoria Palacin! Free online event, please register here for link. Victoria Palacin (@vpalacin) is a researcher and technologist specialized in digital participation for sustainable development. Her current research focuses on understanding the unconscious ideologies that guide the design of […]

Introducing the Associate Fellows at the DCI 2021-2022

The DCI Fellowship has become a highly competitive Fellowship sought out by academics around the world at the intersection of digital curation, data-intensive research and sustainability. This year’s Fellowship call was met by 75 applications, out of which 7 excellent applications were shortlisted. For more news on this year’s DCI Fellowship, see this post. Given […]

DCI and Fellow-elect Prof. David Wachsmuth support CAUT Censure of UofT

The DCI Fellowship has become a highly competitive Fellowship sought out by academics around the world at the intersection of digital curation, data-intensive research and sustainability, broadly understood. This year’s Fellowship call was met by 75 applications, out of which 7 excellent applications were shortlisted. The DCI Fellowship selection committee decided to award the Fellowship […]

Call for Applications: 2021-2022 Fellowship at the Digital Curation Institute

The Digital Curation Institute (DCI) at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary research unit uniting leading researchers in digital curation in a broad, inclusive perspective on the field, with the aim to provide a vibrant space of investigation, exchange and discussion (http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca). The DCI is calling for applications for […]

DCI Talk: Towards Civic Socio-Algorithmic Ecosystems: Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Dec 3

December 3th, 12 – 1 pm (ET) Speaker: Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University Online event: please register here for zoom link.   Orestis Papakyriakopoulos is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy (https://citp.princeton.edu/ ), Princeton University. His research showcases political issues and provides ideas, frameworks, and practical […]

DCI Fellowship awarded to Victoria Palacin

We are delighted to announce that the DCI Fellowship for the year 2020-2021 has been awarded to Victoria Palacin! Please read on for a biography and an overview of the Fellowship project. Victoria Palacin (@vpalacin) is a computer scientist who researches human-computer interactions. Her work focuses on co-creating technologies and physical data experiences with and […]