Digital Social Research Unit Umeå

DIGSUM is a transdisciplinary academic research centre for the study of the impact of digital technology and the Internet on society, and the impact of society on digital technology and communications.
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Digital love and sexbots

Digital love and sexbots

Charles Ess, a leading internet researcher and professor at University of Oslo, is visiting DIGSUM and Humlab and will give a seminar entitled "Digital love and sex? What sexbots may teach us about the virtues of being human".

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Digital love and sexbots

2017-04-11
Charles Ess, a leading internet researcher and professor at University of Oslo, is visiting DIGSUM and Humlab and will give a seminar entitled "Digital love and sex? What sexbots may teach us about the virtues of being human".

Seminar on exposure to online hate

2017-02-13
DIGSUM welcomes you to a research seminar about exposure to online hate among teenagers and young adults on February 16 at 13:15 in S-507 (Samvetet).

New collaboration within the area of ICT, media and learning

2017-02-03
Two of DIGSUM’s research groups – Learning and ICT (LICT) at the Department of Education, and Digital Didactic Design (DDD) at Applied Educational Sciences – have been granted funds, starting 2017, of 4.5 million SEK from Umeå School of Education.

Seminar on protests and digital media

2017-01-18
The first DIGSUM seminar will take place in Samvetet from 13:15 on Thursday 26th January. Anne Kaun (Södertörn University) will talk to the title 'Data Times: The Temporalities of Digital Media'.

Networked learning conference

2017-01-11
Members of DIGSUM's research group LICT are organising the open conference "Professional Development and Networked Learning" – jointly with KTH, Mid-Sweden University and Aalborg University – in Aalborg on April 6, 2017.

Thank you!

2016-12-21
The Grand Opening of DIGSUM was held on December 15 when the unit was inaugurated by pro-vice-chancellor Katrin Riklund. We wish to warmly thank all of you who attended!

A new lab for the data driven society

2016-10-31
DIGSUM’s external board member Thomas Kvist will head a new collaborative project, funded by Vinnova, between Region Västerbotten, Umeå University, and a number of local partners. The project, called LADDS (LAb for the Data Driven Society), aims to establish a laboratory for data driven innovation.

DIGSUM on the Dam

2016-10-28
Last week, 25th and 26th October 2016, Simon Lindgren and Sam Merrill of DIGSUM’s digital sociology cluster attended a workshop at the University of Amsterdam dedicated to exploring the issue of materiality in the context of social movements’ use of digital media.


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