UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Critical Digital Studies Reading Group

11 November 2021–20 July 2022, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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Join the IAS Critical Digital Studies Reading group for their bi-weekly 'Critical Digital Studies' reading group on Wednesdays from 18:00 - 19:00. This event is supported by UCL IIPP and Data for Policy.

This event is free.

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Digitalisation impacts all features of society, inviting the need for critical public conversations on what different directions digitalisation can take, what institutions shape those directions and who has the agency to determine shaping. This reading group seeks to bring in academic and practitioner reading to organise public discussions on how to shape the directionality of digitalisation. Every month, members will be given a topic or problem area along with a dedicated reading. They will be invited to bring in further readings and works to collectively organise a public reading list and directory. Our intention is to engage closer to the space of contestation, application and resistance within firms and geographies. By extension, we hope to bring further attention to specific problems in need of academic and public awareness in the UK and London. This event series is supported by UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and Data for Policy. 

This event series is free and open to all. All sessions take place at:

UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

11 Montague Street

Please find more information about the sessions below:


Algorithms of Oppression - Safiya Noble 

11 November 2021 | 18:00 - 19:00 


"To save everything, Click Here" - Evgeny Morozov

24 November 2021 | 18:00 - 19:00


Digital colonialism: the evolution of US empire - Michael Kwet

08 December 2021 | 18:00 - 19:00


Political Science Fiction 

26 January 2022 | 18:00 - 19:00


'Automate/Informate: the two faces of intelligent technology' and 'Capitalism's New Clothes' - Shoshana Zuboff and Evgeny Morozov

16 February 2022 | 18:00 - 19:00


Further sessions TBA