In this chapter, I deepen the exploration of care and caring leadership as relationships of power. Connecting with care ethicists’ discussions of the interplay between care and justice, I probe some of the ways in which care can involve and inscribe injustice. This provides some scene-setting for the book as a whole, because many of the chapters engage both explicitly and implicitly\ud with the risk and/or reality of injustice, and how the dynamics of care can bring about advantage and disadvantage for both leaders and followers.
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Drawing on critical realism, complexity theory, and emergence, this chapter supports the call to re-imagine doctoral writing by arguing that academic writing in general is a complex open and emergent social system that can change. Several reasons to re-imagine doctoral writing are discussed. The first reason is that academic writings already exhibit considerable diversity. This suggests that the conditions of possibility for re-imagining them are already in place and provide a conceptual space from which to further imagine. Second, there are\ud epistemic reasons for re-thinking how we write, as evidenced by research on socio-semiotics. Several examples of doctoral writers\ud who have re-imagined their writing for epistemic reasons are given. To explain how change in social phenomena is possible and how it can continue to be justified, I draw on the theory of complex permeable open systems. These systems are emergent and, as such, allow us to think of social phenomena, such as writing, as non-reductive organic unities whose characteristics emerge from but cannot be reduced to any single constituent feature (such as grammar or lexis). By re-thinking academic writings in this way, we can provide a rationale to explain how they can continue to change. The chapter concludes by sharing the work of scholars engaged in re-imagining doctoral writings. The significance for writing studies is that critical realism offers a systematic and critical space within which to explain change\ud in social phenomena and provides a theoretical foundation for continuing to re-imagine conditions of possibility.
Part 12: Workshops; International audience; The manipulation of information and the dissemination of “fake news” are practices that trace back to the early records of human history. Significant changes in the technological environment enabling ubiquity, immediacy and considerable anonymity, have facilitated the spreading of misinformation in unforeseen ways, raising concerns around people’s (mis)perception of social issues worldwide. As a wicked problem, limiting the harm caused by misinformation goes beyond technical solutions, requiring also regulatory and behavioural changes. This workshop proposes to unpack the challenge at hand by bringing together diverse perspectives to the problem. Based on participatory design principles, it will challenge participants to critically reflect the limits of existing socio-technical approaches and co-create scenarios in which digital platforms support misinformation resilience.
This book chapter aims to explore the affordances and limitations of Mixed Methods Social Network Analysis (MMSNA) from an ethics perspective. In line with Ifenthaler and Schumacher (2016) we define ethics as “a system of fundamental principles and universal values of right conduct”. There may be substantial ethical considerations when conducting MMSNA research in comparison to more ’standard’ social science approaches: lack of anonymization; potential to identify non-respondents; and identification of “hidden” sub-groups. We will use one practical example to highlight potential ethical issues when conducting MMSNA research. We hope that by raising awareness of the potential ethical issues, researchers, practitioners, and the actual participants will become more mindful of the affordances and limitations of MMSNA research approaches.
In this chapter we explore the future for innovation in two related, but distinct, sectors. We consider the linkages between medical technology(MedTech) and agricultural technology (Agri-Tech) innovation in the UK. We ask and discuss questions: Who are the key actors in the innovation systems of Medtech and Agri-Tech in the UK? What are the core technologies driving the current waves of innovation in these two sectors? Can one industry learn from the other? Where is the scope for cooperation and synergies? We notice that both sectors are technologically linked through foundational technologies underpinning the majority of the observed innovation e.g. big data, AI, IoT and robotics. The outputs of these technologies rely crucially on digital data for insight and decision support. However, Agri-Tech benefits from less complex stakeholder issues regarding data security and privacy. Both sectors are important to the UK going forwards, and both will be exposed to Brexit and the consequences of the COVID pandemic. Our discussion on the future of innovation should be of particular interest to start-up leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, managers and policy-makers in MedTech, Agri-Tech and cognate sectors.
In 2007 filmmaker (and co-author), Shreepali Patel was asked to document an art installation, Journey (2007) curated by the human rights activist and actress, Emma Thompson. The installation recorded a journey of a young trafficked woman based on the first-person testimony by a young girl trafficked through the offer of hope and a better life. Journey (2007) was designed to be an experiential and physically immersive experience which would allow the audience to ‘feel for 5 minutes’ what it would be like to be trafficked. The installation consisted of 7 containers each designed by a different artist, creating their own individual interpretation of an element of the young girl’s journey. A few years later, a digital version of the exhibition was suggested which Patel started crafting, called The Crossing (2017). This multi-platform project was designed to play out to multiple stakeholders including those directly vulnerable to trafficking techniques and audience responses, detailed below, capture how exhibition visitors became emotionally and psychologically involved in the human trafficking story The Crossing (2017). This chapter focuses on the production and post-production processes, the cross-disciplinary teamwork and the relationship between the director’s vision – ideation, story, creative concepts – and its effective realisation through sound design, cinematography, visual effects and editing. This collaborative creative practice account of the making of The Crossing reveals how this multi-award winning, immersive and impactful project on trafficking was realised.
Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . Preprint . 2019
Classifying research papers according to their research topics is an important task to improve their retrievability, assist the creation of smart analytics, and support a variety of approaches for analysing and making sense of the research environment. In this paper, we present the CSO Classifier, a new unsupervised approach for automatically classifying research papers according to the Computer Science Ontology (CSO), a comprehensive ontology of re-search areas in the field of Computer Science. The CSO Classifier takes as input the metadata associated with a research paper (title, abstract, keywords) and returns a selection of research concepts drawn from the ontology. The approach was evaluated on a gold standard of manually annotated articles yielding a significant improvement over alternative methods. Comment: Conference paper at TPDL 2019