Tobias Blanke is Professor in Social and Cultural Informatics and Head of the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. His research focuses on big data and its implications for culture and society. Tobias Blanke was heavily involved with research collaborations with other disciplines within King’s College and at the international level. He leads and manages large international interdisciplinary research initiatives and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Currently, he works on the development of novel teaching approaches in digital methods and big data to understand culture and society and an interdisciplinary book project Algorithmic reason: the new government of self and other.
From 2012 to 2016, Blanke was a director of the European Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH), a European organisation that focuses on creating an integrative research environment for digital arts and humanities. Since, 2010 he has served on the Executive of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure to integrate and analyse Holocaust material across Europe and the world. Blanke is the recipient of various grants and awards and has authored papers and books at the intersection of cultural and social research and informatics. In 2015, he published the book The Digital Asset Ecosystem, which offers a new perspective on the collaboration between humans and computers in global digital workflows.