Pip Thornton

Pip Thornton

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Dr Pip Thornton, Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Dr Pip Thornton is a post-doctoral research associate in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, primarily working on the AHRC Creative Informatics project where she takes a critical and creative approach to the concepts of data and value in the digital economy. Pip gained her PhD in Cybersecurity and Geopolitics from Royal Holloway, University of London in early 2019. Her doctoral thesis, Language in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction: A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism, put forward a theoretical, political and artistic critique of Google’s search and advertising platforms. Her academic publications include A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism: Provocation/Intervention (GeoHumanities 2018), and Geographies of (con)text: Language and Structure in a Digital Age (Computational Culture 2017) and she has presented in a variety of venues including the Science Museum, the Alan Turing Institute and at the transmediale festival of art and digital culture in Berlin. Her work has featured in WIRED UK and New Scientist, and a collection from her artistic intervention {poem}.py is currently on display at the Open Data Institute in London. A new exhibition will be shown at the Glucksman Gallery in Cork, Ireland as part the 2019 Electronic Literature Organisation Conference & Media Arts Festival.

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