LSE100 Fellow Dr Lukas Slothuus will be chairing an upcoming author-meets-critic event with Søren Mau on 23 May 2023.
Dr Slothuus and Søren Mau will be joined in conversation by LSE's Professor Sara Salem, Professor Paul Apostolidis, Professor Sumi Madhok to discuss Mau's recent book Mute Compulsion: A Marxist Theory of the Economic Power of Capital (2023).
Hosted by LSE100, the event is free to join and pre-registration is required. You can find more information and book your place here.
Following on from their successful “Spotify Unwrapped” creative workshop in February, LSE100 Fellow Dr Nina Vindum Rasmussen and King’s College London’s Dr Taylor Annabell presented at this year’s Algorithms for Her 2 conference (23-24 March).
Dr Vindum Rasmussen and Dr Annabell shared their initial findings from the workshop as part of a presentation entitled “Spotify Unwrapped: How to Critically Examine Your Repackaged Data Stories”.
By analysing these initial findings, they explored questions relating to algorithms and the ways in which the Spotify algorithm determines users’ personality types and prompts certain genres to users.
LSE100 Co-Director Dr Jillian Terry presented two papers at the 2023 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, which took place between 15-18 March in Montréal, Canada.
Dr Terry’s papers were featured in the Active Learning in International Affairs section of the conference and focused on her pedagogical research related to LSE100.
The papers were entitled “Creating pathways for interdisciplinary learning: students’ experiences of course choice” and “Students as change makers: complex global challenges and interdisciplinarity”.
They will be completing research designed to improve understanding of what life is like for early-career researchers here at LSE within the wider landscape of academic precarity in Higher Education.
ECRs are vital members of any academic institution and Dr Slothuus and Dr Lieutaud’s work will provide insight into the challenges this particular community faces.
Chaired by Dr Akile Ahmet (Head of Inclusive Education), the discussion focused on inclusive group work in the classroom. Dr Terry, Dr Fernandez and Dr Taylor drew from their experiences teaching in the classroom and supporting students through the LSE100 group research project to explore the opportunities and challenges in facilitating inclusive and principled spaces for student group work.
LSE Education Forums are termly fora hosted by the LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement for LSE staff and students. To read more about them, visit here.
On Friday 24 February, LSE100 Fellow Dr Nina Vindum Rasmussen and her collaborator King’s College London’s Dr Taylor Annabell hosted a creative workshop entitled “Spotify Unwrapped”. Together with 25 student participants from across London universities, including LSE, Nina and Taylor explored Spotify Wrapped as an ‘algorithmic event’ - .
Dr Vindum Rasmussen and Dr Annabell led their participants through creative exercises, including creating collages on CDs and vinyls, to trace the connections and disparities between Spotify’s data capture, individual listening habits and lived identity.
Dr Vindum Rasmussen, Dr Annabell and their participants were also joined by musician Abby Inez who shared what types of data she accesses via ‘Spotify for Artists’ and how this data informs her own creative process.
This workshop builds upon Dr Vindum Rasmussen and Dr Annabell's respective research into digital technologies, especially within the cultural and media production, and the ways in which they impact daily life.
On 25 January, Dotmaker Tours hosted an environmental walking tour for students taking the LSE100 theme of "How can we avert climate catastrophe?"
Students and members of the LSE100 team were guided through the streets of London as they learned about the environmental challenges threatening across history as well as the city's attempts to meet them.
From Middle Temple to the embankment of the River Thames, our guide Rosie Oliver shared insight a rich, new environmental perspective on familiar city streets.
Designed to be an audio-visual experience based on extensive research carried out from 2017 onwards, each chapter of the project is accompanied by an illustration and audio clip to elucidate how Muslim identity in Britain is being securitised.
Congratulations to Dr Fernandez and her collaborators in completing such important, accessible research.
You can read and learn more about the project here.
In the article, Dr Slothuus offers a deeper understanding of Black intellectuals’ role in resisting oppression by recovering the critical context, arguments and outlooks offered during two roundtable debates held between prominent Black intellectuals in early 1990s United States.
You can read Dr Slothuus’s article here.