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Double sucess at AHRC Big Data projects call

Jo Bates and Robert Villa have both been successful applying to the AHRC's "Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities" Big Data projects call.

Jo Bates - The Secret Life of a Weather Datum The Secret Life of a Weather Datum is a 15 month research project that will explore the socio-cultural values and practices shaping, and being shaped by, the production, collation, distribution and re-use of weather data produced by the UK’s Met Office. In order to achieve this aim, the project will be following the ‘journey’ of a single weather datum from its production into three cases of re-use: climate science, weather risk markets and citizen science projects. These cases will comprise of interviews, observations, digital ethnography and policy research.


The final outcome of the project will be an interactive website and multimedia research data archive that will allow members of the public to explore this journey in more detail, thus contributing to the public understand…

Journalist's Resource selects Farida Vis paper as a 2013 key work

Farida Vis' paper “Farida Vis (2013) Twitter as a reporting tool for breaking news, Digital Journalism, 1:1, 27-47, DOI:10.1080/21670811.2012.741316.” has been identified as a key academic paper for 2013 digital media scholarship by the Journalist's Resource project, which is based at Harvard's Shorenstein Center.

Over the course of the year the project reviewed around 800 papers from around 30 journals and selected 12 final highlights including Farida’s.

Farida’s paper has now had nearly 3500 views and is the second most read article in the journal so far. It was written as a follow on to The Guardian's 'Reading the Riots' project.