Digital Methods Initiative Summer School on data activism

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Every year at the Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam we organize the Digital Methods summer school, coordinated by the Digital Methods Initiative. This year's summer school, scheduled for 27 June - 8 July, is dedicated to the theme 'Only Connect? A Critical Appraisal of Connecting Practices in the Age of Social Media'. It saw the participation of, among others, Lance Bennett from the University of Washington. The second week of the school is co-organized by the DATACTIVE team, which I have set-up in October 2015 here in Amsterdam. The topic we selected is (of course) 'data activism'. Invited speakers included David Beer (University of York), Linnet Taylor (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society), Ingrid Burrington (Lifewinning.com), Sebastian Benthall (UC Berkeley), and myself. See the schedule here. Our team also pitched three projects, namely "Digital methods for ICANN mailing lists", "Exploring the fabrics of civic tech on digital media", "Evolution and sustainability of digital security tools". Stay tuned!