The Department of Digital Humanities particularly enjoy working with young people who are naturally at the forefront of all things digital. In the past, we have been working with young coders between the ages of 14 and 18. We were interested in studying with them the Big Social Data they daily generate when using their phones, and text, browse, post, or generate images and video content. Together, we have developed tools and applications to capture and visualise key components of daily mobile phone usage.
Interested in the role of the digital in cultural production, we are closely working with many different businesses and organisations in London. These range from studios to orchestras, from production companies to training organisations, maker and hack spaces, to product and interactions design, or architecture companies. Worldwide London is a central hub for creative digital innovation.
Links like these enable our Digital Humanities students from across our programmes to benefit from a curriculum that reflects many of the sector’s needs – Big Data analytics, Virtual Reality or Artificial Intelligence. Our collaborations allow for opportunities to undertake accredited internships with these partners including subsequent employment opportunities. Last year, one of Google’s partner organisations UpSkill Digital did a workshop for our BA and MA students.