::fibreculture:: The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) - Postgraduate Studies

Michael Dieter m.j.dieter at warwick.ac.uk
Wed Apr 22 19:31:21 CEST 2015


The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) at Warwick is now
accepting applications for postgraduate study in the following
courses:

MA in DIGITAL MEDIA AND CULTURE

Digital media is set to dominate twenty-first century culture and
society. This course gives you the opportunity to study digital media,
and to be trained in tools to understand and make use of it,
creatively, critically and productively. For further details please
see our website:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/cim/study/ma-digital-media-and-culture/

MSc in BIG DATA AND DIGITAL FUTURES (NEW for 2015-16)

Big data are transforming digital processes in everyday life.
Increasingly, governments, business, industry and third sector
organisations all rely on employees with an understanding what big
data are, how they can be used, and what their strengths and
weaknesses might be. In turn, there is a growing demand for
postgraduates to be able to critically engage with big data both
theoretically, methodologically and practically and to understand the
role that data play shaping life more generally. For further details
please see our website:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/cim/study/msc-big-data-digital-futures/

MSc in URBAN INFORMATICS AND ANALYTICS (NEW for 2015-16)

In the last decade, ‘urban science’ has gained recognition as a new
approach to the study of cities and urban life. It is facilitated in
part by the harnessing of big and open data relating to various types
of urban infrastructure, socio-economic profiles and activities that
take place in cities; and developments in social physics and
complexity theory. The role of an urban scientist demands breadth of
theoretical and practical knowledge in urban science—namely,
understanding how they are embedded in our urban life, what real-world
problems are, and how digitised urban can be analysed to offer
meaningful solutions to such problems. For further details please see
our website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/cim/study/msc-urban-informatics-and-analytics

For more specific information on these three courses, please contact
the CIM Director of Postgraduate Taught Courses, Dr. Olga Goriunova:
o.goriunova at warwick.ac.uk.

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The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies: About Us - www.warwick.ac.uk/CIM

CIM was established at Warwick in 2012 to foster innovative and
experimental forms of knowledge production through a sustained focus
on methodology. CIM is dedicated to expanding the role of
interdisciplinary methods through new lines of inquiry that cut across
disciplinary boundaries, both intellectually and institutionally.

Method is central to the formation and transformation of(disciplinary)
knowledges and the challenge of working across and in between
disciplines is both exciting and pressing. Our research team is drawn
from across the Humanities and Social Sciences, with expertise in
cartography, cultural economy, aesthetics, digital media, software
studies, topology, complexity, value and valuation, and food studies.

Unlike large departmental programs, the CIM experience is intimate and
focused. Students have direct and regular access to our teaching staff
and our weekly drop-in computer lab sessions ensure that all students
have plenty of opportunity to develop and strengthen practical skills.
Students will also study closely with their new colleagues, working
together on group projects and tasks. CIM's focused culture is
balanced with the opportunity for students to pursue their individual
research interests through a range of optional modules.

-- 
Dr. Michael Dieter
Assistant Professor
Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
Social Sciences
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL



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