This project was commissioned by the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) and led by the University of Liverpool in collaboration with 17 other partner universities and organisations. Its aim was to conduct a systematic literature review and synthesis to identify gaps in current research that is concenred with ‘ways of being in the digital age’, and determine where future initiatives by the ESRC might add most value.
Ways of Being in the Digital Age encompassed research into how digital technology mediates our lives, and of the way technological and social change co-evolve and impact on each other. It focussed on the following subject domains: citizenship and politics; communities and identities; communication and relationships; health and wellbeing; economy and sustainability; data and representation; governance and security.
The DHI and Linguistic DNA project applied their computational linguistics methods (concept modelling) to a corpus of key research papers in each of the seven subject domains in order to reveal concepts within the discourse, which could then be used by the project team as a finding aid when conducting their review.
- https://www.hrionline.ac.uk/waysofbeingdigital (concept modelling tool)
Duration: 2016 – 2017
Project Team (DHI component)
- Prof. Simeon Yates (Principal Investigator – University of Liverpool)
- Prof. Bridgette Wessels (Co-Investigator – University of Newcastle)
- Michael Pidd (Co-Investigator – The Digital Humanities Institute)
- Dr Iona Hine (Research Associate – University of Sheffield)
- Dr Seth Mehl (Research Associate – University of Sheffield)
- Matthew Groves (Developer – The Digital Humanities Institute)
- Ryan Bloor (Developer – The Digital Humanities Institute)