Digital Sex Work in the Age of COVID

You can now watch the full seminar on “Digital Sex Work in the Age of COVID”, featuring Angela Jones, Yvette Luhrs, and Zaïre Krieger. Digitization is transforming the global sex industry. With their low barrier of entry, live, and highly interactive character, webcam sex platforms such as Chaturbate or LiveJasmin have become one of the…

Digital Public Infrastructures

On September 23, we held the Online Seminar “Digital Public Infrastructures” with the participation of Jack Linchuan Qiu (University of Singapore), Seda Gürses, (TU Delft), and Geert-Jan Bogaerts (PublicSpaces). The event, chaired by Thomas Poell, looked into whether there is a need for digital public infrastructures. It asks: Which digital public services are needed and…

Programmed Racism

You can now watch the full video of the “Programmed Racism” online seminar, where Sennay Ghebreab (UvA Civic AI Lab), Linnet Taylor (TILT), and Payal Arora (Erasmus School of Philosophy) discussed how digital technologies mediate racism. Watch the full online seminar:

GDC Webinar Series 2020

All invited! Digitization is transforming cultural practices around the world, from friendship, intimacy and sexual relations, to the construction, targeting, and surveillance of publics. Digital platforms and mobile apps have rapidly become central to the production, circulation, consumption, and monetization of culture. Global Digital Cultures critically explores these developments from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. These…

Kick-off: Global Digital Cultures

All Welcome! On Friday, October 2, 2020, the University of Amsterdam will launch its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA, as well as non-UvA audiences with an interest in these topics, are warmly invited to this online event. There will be a keynote dialogue with Louise Amoore…

The RPA invites seed grant proposals that focus on questions of global digital cultures.

The research priority area (RPA) Global Digital Cultures critically explores how digitization is transforming cultural practices around the world, from friendship, intimacy and sexual relations, to the construction, targeting, and surveillance of publics. More information can be found here. The RPA invites seed grant proposals that focus on questions of global digital cultures. Proposals should…

Call for Proposals for Event Funding

Our ‘event grant’ programme offers faculty, postdocs, and PhDs at the UvA the opportunity to request funding to organise a workshop, network event, exhibition, or small conference, leading to either publications or grant applications. The research priority area (RPA) Global Digital Cultures critically explores how digitisation is transforming cultural practices around the world, from friendship,…

[Closed] GDC 2020 Special Corona Call for Proposals

Research Support  The research priority area (RPA) Global Digital Cultures critically explores how digitization is transforming cultural practices around the world, from friendship, intimacy and sexual relations, to the construction, targeting, and surveillance of publics. More information can be found here. The RPA invites seed grant proposals that focus on questions of the digital in…