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A SPRITE+ funded research project which brings together a range of corporate, community and academic stakeholders to better understand how digital technologies configure societal interaction.

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DTPC: A fieldwork review and the launch of our working group survey, which seeks responses concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the digital divide.

The Digital Technologies Power and Control Working Group (DTPCWG) aims to develop understandings about those power and control asymmetries which can emerge between organisations (such as corporations and local government) and communities during routine, digitally-mediated action. The DTPCWG remains concerned with how an increased dependence upon digital systems can socially exclude some individuals and communities. To investigateContinue reading “DTPC: A fieldwork review and the launch of our working group survey, which seeks responses concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the digital divide.”

Technology-assisted Courtroom Judgements: What do you think?

Two corporate DTPC participants have discussed the emergent relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and the courtroom. This blog will share and discuss these perspectives alongside selected literature.  AI can be defined as the capacity of a machine to imitate human behaviour (adapted from: Fiechuk 2019, p.139). As a rule, courtroom AI systems are designed around ‘narrowContinue reading “Technology-assisted Courtroom Judgements: What do you think?”

The Digital Technologies, Power and Control Project (DTPC): Our partnership with Cheylesmore Good Neighbours

Cheylesmore is a large suburb, south of Coventry. Yvonne and Alex Robinson co-lead the community group ‘Cheylesmore Good Neighbours: Retired Rewired’ (CGN). A range of older people belong to this group and they are keen to better use their personal digital devices to book holidays, watch videos, use WhatsApp or attend Zoom meetings, for example.Continue reading “The Digital Technologies, Power and Control Project (DTPC): Our partnership with Cheylesmore Good Neighbours”

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