This is our news page, here you will find call-for-paper announcemens as well as updates regarding special issues. 

Niels’ research featured in the New York Times

April 30, 2021

TL;DR: have a look at the piece in the New York Times that covers Niels’ work. During the research Niels did for datactive, which culminated in his thesis and a recent paper in New Media & Society, he actively participated in the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF). The IETF is one… Read more

BigBang Sprint at IETF110 Hackathon

February 16, 2021

When: March 1-3, 2021 The BigBang project will be working on improving its tool for mailinglist analysis at the IETF 110 Hackathon. BigBang is an open source research project that studies collaboration and contention in digital infrastructure projects and governance institutions. We do this by combining data science techniques with… Read more

NOW OUT: COVID-19 from the Margins: Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society (free download)

February 4, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the publication of the collection “COVID-19 from the Margins: Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society”, edited by Stefania Milan, Emiliano Treré (Cardiff University) and Silvia Masiero (University of Oslo) for the Theory on Demand series of the Institute of Network Cultures! The… Read more

Stefania’s talks in November-December 2020

December 2, 2020

In November-December, DATACTIVE PI Stefania Milan will participate in a number of public events where DATACTIVE will variably feature. In November: Internet Governance Forum (3 November) FallingWalls Fireside chat (6 November) Jean Monnet Network Wagening workshop (9 and 16 November ) ASCA Summit (24 November) In December: Roundtable “AI and… Read more

Stefania on surveillance at DIG Awards (Modena, 9 October)

October 9, 2020

On October the 9th, Stefania is in Modena (Italy) to talk about society and surveillance at the investigative journalism festival DIG (Documentari Inchieste Giornalismi) Awards. She will join on stage Philip Di Salvo (University della Svizzera Italiana), Veronica Barassi (University of St Gallen), Riccardo Coluccini and Biella Coleman (McGill University),… Read more

Stefania at the kick-off of “Global Digital Cultures” (2 October)

October 2, 2020

The University of Amsterdam has a new Research Priority Area dedicated to exploring “Global Digital Cultures”. Global Digital Cultures is a interdisciplinary research community for comparing and analyzing the profound changes brought about by digitization around the globe. Read more here. The kick-off event of the new Research Priority Area… Read more