IMGAME Fieldwork in Cape Town

Posted on 19 March 2014 by Martin Weinel

Two members of the IMGAME team went to Cape Town at the end of February to repeat an experiment on ‘race’, which had first been done almost exactly one year ago in collaboration with Jeremy Seekings and Rebecca Maughan-Brown at the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Last year’s
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Geneva IMGAMEs

Posted on 18 March 2014 by Robert Evans

The IMGAME project was in Switzerland from Monday 10 March to Wednesday 12 March as guests of the University of Geneva’s Confucius Institute. The visit had two main purposes: the first was to build links with colleagues in Geneva and China and the second was to run some Imitation Games that touched on the extremely
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KES Programme (March 2014)

Posted on 7 March 2014 by Robert Evans

Here is the programme for the rest of March. Please note the late start on Friday 14. Fri 14 March at 2:30 pm: Interview Ethics: what respondents can and cannot do with transcripts and your interpretation of them. Fri 21 March: No KES Tue 25 March at 2:00 pm: STS teaching – what do MSc
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KES Programme (Jan / Feb 2014)

Posted on 29 January 2014 by Robert Evans

Here is the programme for next month or so. 24 Jan: Christian Bueger on Expertise, STS and International Relations 31 Jan: Andy Bartlett on Replicating Surveys and the Imitation Game 7 Feb: Sara Delamont on Sociologies and Epistemologies of Ignorance 14 Feb: Research Opportunities under Horizon 2020 and other funding schemes 21 Feb: Chris will
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IMGAME Project Report

Posted on 29 January 2014 by Robert Evans

The IMGAME project runs for 5 years from June 2011. We have recently had to supply a mid-term report to the European Research Council that summarises our progress to date. An extended version of this report, which was submitted to the European Research Council in January 2014, is available from the Imitation Game page.
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Granada – Playing IMGAMEs with Groups

Posted on 27 January 2014 by Martin Weinel

The IMGAME team went to Granada, Spain, in early November 2013 to play an Imitation Game on gender. We wanted to find out how well females were able to pretend to be males and males were able to pretend to be females. Given the potential abundance of participants, we also decided to experiment with a
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SEESHOP 8: Call for Papers

Posted on 14 January 2014 by Martin Weinel

SEESHOP8 — Kitchener, Canada, 9-12 June 2014 — Call for Papers Hello everyone, and a happy new year. We have dates for next year’s SEESHOP — SEESHOP8 — which will take place at the the Walper Hotel in downtown Kitchener in association with the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: 9 to 12 June 2014. We
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Hawk-Eye article in The Conversation

Posted on 2 January 2014 by Robert Evans

An article by Harry Collins about the Hawk-Eye line-calling system has just been published in ”The Conversation.’ The article summarises the analysis published in peer-reviewed journals and highlights the benefits and pitfalls of the technology. The full text of the article is available from: http://theconversation.com/out-goal-the-ball-was-in-but-could-hawk-eye-get-it-wrong-20741 The academic articles that underpin the analysis are: Collins, H.M.
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Imitation Game – Trondheim

Posted on 2 January 2014 by Martin Weinel

The IMGAME team went to Trondheim, Norway in early November to conduct another Imitation Game on religiosity. The main aim was to find out how well non-Christian students were able to pretend to be active and practicing Christians. This experiment was the second of its kind in Trondheim and was designed as a repeat study
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