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. All members of UCL and the wider community are welcome, from staff to undergraduates. You do not have to read all the materials for each session but try to do at least one of the readings. Please note, these sessions will be held virtually. This event is supported by UCL IIPP, UCL IAS and Data for Policy.

This event is free.

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Josh Entminger

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, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and Data for Policy. 

This event series is free and open to all.

Please find more information about the sessions below and the link to join:


How can the university become a digitally ethical institution?

27 April 2022 | 18:00 - 19:00

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How can universities reduce digital inequality?

18 May 2022 | 18:00 - 19:00

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Speculative fiction and imagining empowering technological futures

15 June 2022 | 18:00 - 19:00

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Further sessions TBA