Research Group for Digital Culture

The Digital Culture Research Group gathers researchers and post-graduate students from different humanities disciplines who share an interest in studying how technology and culture interact. Current research is on topics including intercultural uses of technology, self-representation in social media, critical digital editions, and the cultural implications of machine vision. We often collaborate with Bergen Electronic Literature research group.

Professor Jill Walker Rettberg leads the group.

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Nov 21

Digital Narrative Network Conference

The Digital Narrative Network Conference and Exhibition is a cross-faculty initiative that will present a keynote by N. Katherine Hayles on literature and AI, a series of presentations by scholars, artists and authors, and an exhibition of digital narratives. Signup necessary for lunches.

New publication
network visualization of sentiments towards machine vision

Short paper on the machine vision database presented at HT19

The digital humanities component of the Machine Vision project is well underway, and the methodology and very early results are discussed in a short paper that will be presented at ACM Hypertext 2019 in September.

The participants of the workshop sitting around the table with their laptops

Recap: Wikipedia Editing Workshop

Last Sunday, 10 March 2019, Post-doc Maud Ceuterick and PhD candidate Hannah Ackermans in Digital Culture at UiB organized a feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to improve the documentation of women and other marginalized people on Wikipedia.

Photograph of 15 researchers standing on stairs at Berkeley

Joint Workshop on Electronic Literature as a Framework for Digital Humanities

Supported by a Peder Sather Grant, electronic literature scholars at the University of Bergen and at the University of California, Berkeley are developing a collaboration to explore the connections between electronic literature and the digital humanities.

ERC Consolidator Grant
A series of selfies with selfie filters applied.

€2 million to study the cultural effects of machine vision

Jill Walker Rettberg has received ERC funding for aesthetic and cultural research on everyday machine vision. The project will launch in August 2018, and runs for five years.