BISR Methods Lunch: Exploring Methodological Innovation Crossing the Boundaries of Social Sciences and the Arts: the Digital Body
Standard social science methods often silence or fail to adequately capture the textured character of people’s experiences or perhaps worse they ‘distort it into clarity’. In this BISR Methods Lunch, Professor Carey Jewitt will argue that exploring the synergies across social science and the arts can help social science to engage with methodological innovation and move us beyond that silence. She will make her argument drawing on the ethnographic work conducted within the MIDAS project (funded by ESRC NCRM Methodological Innovation Program) with a focus on researching the body in the context of digital technologies.
Professor Carey Jewitt is Professor of Learning and Technology and Director of UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London. Her research interests are the development of visual and multimodal research theory and methods, video-based research, and researching technology-mediated interaction. She is currently starting a new project IN-TOUCH: Digital Touch Communication (an ERC Consolidator Fellowship Grant). She has led a number of research projects on methodological innovation most recently MODE ‘Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data and Environments’ (ESRC, MODE.ioe.ac.uk) and MIDAS ‘Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences’ (ESRC, MIDAS.ioe.ac.uk). Carey is a founding Editor of the journal Visual Communication (Sage), and her recent publications include Introducing Multimodality (2016) with Bezemer and O’Halloran, The Sage Handbook of Researching Digital Technologies (2014) with Price and Brown, and The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis (second edition) (2014).