New PhD studentships at DCRC! – Starting in October 2017

12 National Productivity Investment Fund PhD studentships – Starting in October 2017 The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training – a partnership between UWE Bristol, Plymouth and Falmouth Universities – has been awarded 12 fully-funded PhD studentships from the National Productivity Investment Fund to begin on 1 October 2017. The studentships cover fees plus an annual […]

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Girls & Robots: Reflections on the Being Human Festival

In March 2016, Microsoft released a chatbot called Tay. Designed to replicate the language patterns of a 19-year-old American girl, Tay joined Twitter in a PR move that was meant to illustrate the promise of social learning in robots. Instead, Tay began to respond to deliberately offensive tweets, and within 24 hours Tay’s tweets, too, […]

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Doll Parts: Jennifer Whitney’s Current Research Activities

Over the spring and summer months, I attended several academic events. As well as being incredibly helpful for networking and writing motivation, two—the inaugural conference of the International Girls Studies Association and the Politics of Beauty Summer School and Conference—were equal parts fun and fascinating. At the moment, I am developing chapters for my first […]

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