Seminar Series: Dilrukshi Gamage

Seminar Series: Dilrukshi Gamage

Abstract : In this presentation, I share research insights on the complex societal effects of AI-generated content, with a particular emphasis on Deepfakes and their ethical implications. Drawing on empirical research, I will discuss how society perceives and interacts with AI-generated content and its technologies. Through audience participation, I aim to showcase the impact of digital…

SIG @ CHI 2024

SIG @ CHI 2024

The DCitizens Project will be hosting a Special Interest Group (SIG) at CHI 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii DCitizens Roles Unveiled: SIG Navigating Identities in Digital Civics and the Spectrum of Societal Impact. Anna R. L. Carter, Kyle Montague, Reem Talhouk, Shaun Lawson, Hugo Nicolau, Ana Cristina Pires, Markus Rohde, Alessio Del Bue, and Tiffany Knearem…

Seminar Series: Faheem Hussain

Seminar Series: Faheem Hussain

Abstract In this talk, I will share our key findings from a multi-year ICT4D research on mobility aid for Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Humanitarian crises hit vulnerable groups hardest, such as people with disabilities. Conflicts also increases disabilities caused by injuries or malnutrition.  When these disabilities result in the need for mobility assistive devices, navigating environmental…

DCitizens meets in Siegen

DCitizens meets in Siegen

The DCitizens project recently concluded a highly productive meeting in Siegen, Germany, from November 21 to 23, 2023. Internal Project Meeting: Progress, Challenges, and Planning Ahead The first and third days of the meeting were dedicated to an internal project discussion. The partners delved into the progress made so far, current challenges faced, and the…

Seminar Series: Firaz Peer

Seminar Series: Firaz Peer

Abstract Successfully making civic datasets accessible to communities involves more than hosting them on a website. There are entire infrastructures that need to be aligned to ensure that those who need these datasets can access them in a timely, usable, and efficient manner. In this article, I use interviews and data ethnographies to draw attention…

DCitizens partners with Umeå University

DCitizens partners with Umeå University

Ana Henriques, a researcher at the Interactive Technologies Institute working on the DCitizens project, travelled to Umeå University in Sweden, where Professor Teresa Almeida, an international collaborator of ITI, welcomed her. Her visit revolved around the Material Intersections lecture series, during which Ana delivered an open lecture, conducted a participatory workshop, and participated in a…

Empowering early stage researchers at ASSETS 2023

Empowering early stage researchers at ASSETS 2023

The DCitizens Project has taken a significant stride in supporting the participation of its junior researchers in the highly acclaimed ASSETS 2023 Conference. This endeavour aligns seamlessly with the project’s mission, particularly under Work Package 3, which is geared toward enhancing the scientific profile of early-stage researchers at the Interactive Technologies Institute. ASSETS 2023, being…