Tobias Blanke is Professor of Social and Cultural Informatics. My background is in both computer science and philosophy. My interests lie in human-centred AI and data sciences practices. I have led several projects from open linked data to document mining and information extraction for research.
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Research Interests and PhD Supervision
- Artificial Intelligence
- Social and Cultural Analytics
- Research Infrastructures
My current work focuses on AI and its implications for society as well as developing novel computational approaches to analyse digital culture and society. I am an investigator on five nationally and internationally funded research grants, which explore advanced data analysis of society and culture. For King's, I lead on our work in the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, a cluster of multinational projects bringing together Holocaust resources across Europe, the United States and Israel.
I have published three monographs; most recently, Digital Asset Ecosystems – Rethinking Crowds and Clouds, which offers a new perspective on the collaboration between humans and computers in global digital workflows. Currently, I am working on a new interdisciplinary book project called Algorithmic reason: the new government of self and other. The book offers an analytical framework to understand how self and other are governed algorithmically, without subscribing either to rupture or continuity. It adopts a global perspective on these algorithmic transformations, and particularly their political effects in drawing boundaries and materialising differences. To discern what is distinctive about how algorithmic reason shapes contemporary modes of governing globally, the book is structured around our key social and political concepts and their algorithmic recompositions across empirical sites.
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Tobias supports the teaching on MA Big Data in Culture and Society. His teaching focus is on advanced digital methods to analyse culture and society.
Chavez Heras, D. & Blanke, T., Dec 2021, In: AI and Society. 36, 4, p. 1153-1165 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-020-01091-y
Braghieri, M., Blanke, T. & Gray, J., 1 Aug 2021, In: Journalism Research. 4, 2 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1453/2569-152X-22021-11525-en
Arie-Erez, S., Blanke, T., Bryant, M., Rodriguez, K., Speck, R. & Vanden Daelen, V., 26 Jun 2020, In: Records Management Journal. 30, 3, p. 363-378 16 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1108/RMJ-08-2019-0045
Blanke, T., Hedges, M. & Bryant, M., 1 Apr 2020, In: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. 35, 1, p. 17–33 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqy082
Blanke, T. & Pybus, J., 2020, In: Social Media and Society. 6, 4 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305120971632
Blanke, T. & Aradau, C., 18 Nov 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) In: HISTORICAL METHODS. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/01615440.2019.1684859
Aradau, C., Blanke, T. & Greenway, G., 1 Nov 2019, In: New Media and Society. 21, 11-12, p. 2548-2565 18 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444819852589
McGillivray, B., Wilson, J. & Blanke, T., 25 Jan 2019, COMHUM 2018 Workshop on Computational Methods in the Humanities 2018: Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Methods in the Humanities 2018 Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4–5, 2018. Piotrowski, M. (ed.). Vol. 2314. p. 53-58 6 p. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference paper › peer-review
Chávez Heras, D., Blanke, T. & Cowlishaw, T., 2019. Research output: Contribution to conference types › Paper › peer-review
Blanke, T., 31 Jul 2018, In: Digital Humanities Quarterly. 12, 2, p. 1-21 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review