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On May 30th, we hosted the first DIGSUM-day, a one-day conference aiming to promote networking and the exchange of knowledge among DIGSUM's research groups. We plan this to be an annually recurring event, and we encourage you to mark off May 17th 2018 in your calendars!

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".

Seminar on exposure to online hate

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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