Methodological Detours: Three Ways to Analyse AirBnB Listings

The ‘Methodology’ section of published articles tends to present research as a smooth process, whereby investigators move neatly from research design, to data collection, analysis and finally ‘write it all up’. This blog post provides a ‘behind the scenes’ for our project, ‘Belong Anywhere: The Politics of Airbnb in Occupied Territories’. The project is funded…

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Bothered (or not bothered) to care? Affects, Affordances and Algorithms of Digital Caring

This post was written by Peter Safronov Affective valences of AI-assisted communication  When dealing with algorithms, users frequently imbue them with affective valences (Bucher, 2017). People, for example, become emotionally invested while interacting with chatbots, much as they would with a human (Araujo, 2018). AI-powered technologies provide personalized experiences suited to the user’s specific wants…

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