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OKCupid data release fiasco: It’s time to rethink ethics education

The mid-2016 case of the OKCupid data release provides an opportunity for educators to revisit pedagogical approaches and to confront data ethics problems head on. It’s a call to rethink and revise outdated and generalized top down requirements, forms with checklists, and standardized (and therefore seemingly irrelevant) training and to shift to more proactive models for research integrity.

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Doing fun things with (potentially) boring topics

“Theme Week” is a model at Aarhus University Digital Living Program to connect Masters students directly with cutting edge international researchers in the classroom. In spring 2016, we are joined by Kevin Driscoll and Lana Swartz, two researchers from Microsoft Research Lab’s Social Media Collective. They’ll offer a week-long workshop about the unnoticed infrastructures that guide and undergird our everyday digital lives.

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GT Fridays (that’s Grounded Theory Book Club)

This year, I’m hosting Grounded Theory, or GT Fridays at Aarhus University. This book club is open to anyone who’s interested, and the best news is that if you’re a PhD student, you can get credit for participating!

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Visual Culture, Visual Methods: PhD course (again! 2015!)

Explore visual culture and methods with us! To enact and explore ideas about visual culture, visual methods, and aesthetic futures, we build the course around the Northside music festival in Aarhus. The course begins two days prior to the festival, when we’ll meet in a classroom environment. Then, during the festival we will use the festival as a laboratory for different types of empirical studies. We will focus on the exploration of how visual impressions and expressions, including digital visual media (such as Instagram, mobile camera, website) interweaves with (maybe reinforces, maybe contradicts?)the participant’s experience of the music festival.

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Skagen Conference on Transgressive Methods 2014

Late November is an appropriately gloomy time to gather in a wild and windy retreat to contemplate what constitutes ‘transgressive methods,’ ‘academic inquiry,’ and ‘innovation’ in ’21st Century research practice.’

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