The annual Digital Methods Mini-Conference at the Winter School, normally a one-day affair, provides the opportunity for digital methods and allied researchers to present short yet complete papers (5,000-7,500 words) and serve as respondents, providing feedback. Often the work presented follows from previous Digital Methods Summer Schools. The mini-conference accepts papers in the general digital methods and allied areas: the hyperlink and other natively digital objects, the website as archived object, web historiographies, search engine critique, Google as globalizing machine, cross-spherical analysis and other approaches to comparative media studies, device cultures, national web studies, Wikipedia as cultural reference, the technicity of (networked) content, post-demographics, platform studies, crawling and scraping, graphing and clouding, and similar.
The fee for the Digital Methods Winter School 2016 is EUR 595, or if you would like to receive 6 ECTS credits the fee is EUR 695. Bank transfer information was sent along with the notification on 11 December 2015. Students at the University of Amsterdam do not pay fees. For those taking the course for credits, see the official course catalogue entry. Participants from LERU as well as U21 universities receive a tuition waver of EUR 500. The Winter School is self-catered. The venue is in the center of Amsterdam with abundant coffee houses and lunch places. Participants are expected to find their own housing (airbnb and other short-stay sites are helpful), or we have available accommodations at the Student Hotel:The Student Hotel Amsterdam
Arrival: 10 January 2016
Departure: 16 January 2016
EUR 290 (This is a new, specially discounted rate!)
The Student Hotel Amsterdam West website
If you would like to have accommodations at the Student Hotel, please write to Simone Lorenz at simone.lorenz [at] thestudenthotel.com.
The Winter School closes on Friday with a festive event, after the final presentations. Here is a guide to the Amsterdam new media scene. For further questions, please contact the organizers, Jonathan Gray and Natalia Sanchez at winterschool[at] digitalmethods.net .
Please bring your laptop computer, your European plug as well as the VGA adaptor for connecting to the projector.
The Digital Methods Winter School is part of the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI), Amsterdam, dedicated to developing methods for Internet-related research. The Digital Methods Initiative holds the annual Digital Methods Summer Schools (nine to date), which are intensive and full time, 2-week undertakings in the Summertime. The 2016 Summer School will take place from 27th June to 8th July 2016.
The Digital Methods book (MIT Press, 2013) provides an introduction to the methodological outlook that frames and informs the work of the DMI. This is accompanied by a companion volume about mapping social and political issues with digital methods: Issue Mapping for an Ageing Europe (Amsterdam University Press, 2015), which is also freely available on the web as an open access monograph. Further information and resources about digital methods can be found at digitalmethods.net - including links to example projects, publications and tools as well as an introductory "founding narrative" about the Digital Methods Initiative and details about associated researchers.
The coordinators of the Digital Methods Initiative are Sabine Niederer and Esther Weltevrede (PhD candidates in New Media & Digital Culture, University of Amsterdam), and the director is Richard Rogers, Professor of New Media & Digital Culture, University of Amsterdam. Liliana Bounegru is the managing director.
For those of you that use Twitter we are using the #DMI16 hashtag as the backchannel for communication. Some pictures from Winter School 2015. Here is the Facebook Group from last year's Winter School. Here are pictures from a variety of DMI Summer and Winter School flickr streams.
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