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Overview of Research Streams

The Technologies, Worlds, Politics Research Theme is made up of three Streams co-lead by researchers from different departments within the College:

Digital WorldmakingKat Jungnickel (Sociology) and Mirca Madianou (Media and Communications)

Critical Ecologies:  Shela Sheikh (Media and Communications) and Wood Roberdeau (Visual Cultures)

Internet Futures and Human RightsMarianne Franklin (Media and Communications) and Tom Sanderson (Centre for Investigative Journalism)

Together we ask questions such as: Are existing human rights norms able to meet the consequences of internet processes that bypass human oversight or forms of accountability? How do people (re)create social and cultural relations and at the same time challenge emerging power relations through their engagement with digital technologies? How do people mobilise art and technologies to demand environmental justice?