Teaching Machines

30 April 2019, 16:00 - 18:00

Mary Allan Building, Homerton College

The Knowledge and Digital Capitalism reading group is hosted by the Culture, Politics and Global Justice research cluster in collaboration with gloknos. The aim of the group is to engage in the discussion of different ways in which contemporary forms of knowledge production in the broadest sense – from education and research, to big data and algorithmic governance – interact and intersect with the creation of value in, and through, digital capitalism. The group builds on one-month intensive Platform capitalism reading group that met during Easter Term 2018.   

This event is open to all, regardless of background, education, or disciplinary affiliation, and no prior registration is necessary. The selection of readings aims to reflect recent publications on the topic; we always welcome suggestions for additions.

Where possible, links are provided to online versions of readings available either for free or to University members via IDiscover/Raven; if you need access to any of these, get in touch and we’ll do our best to help. All queries can be addressed to Dr. Jana Bacevic


Easter Term - 30 April 2019

Watters, A. [forthcoming]. Teaching machines. Massachusetts: MIT Press.


gloknos is initially funded for 5 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr.Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2022). ARTEFACT is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451). For information about gloknos or ARTEFACT please contact the administrator in the first instance.


Easter Term 2019 30 April

Watters, A. Teaching machines. Massachusetts: MIT Press, forthcoming.

14 May

Williamson, B. Big Data. London: SAGE, 2017.

28 May

Robertson, S. "Platform Capitalism and the New Value Economy in the Academy." In World Yearbook of Education 2016: Global Comparisons and Big Data, edited by Radika Gonur and G. Steiner-Khamsi. London & New York: Routledge, 2018.

11 June

Daniels, J. & Thistlethwaite, P. Being a Scholar in a Digital Era. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016. 

Marres, N. Digital Sociology. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016.