Dr David M. Berry - Associate Professor
Specialist Subjects: Technology, intellectual property rights (IPRs), algorithms, the information society, creative industries, open-source, philosophy of technology, financialisation, cultural political economy, real-time streams, digital humanities, and software studies.
David is Associate Professor in Digital Media. He is interested in the methodological and theoretical challenges of studying digital media, particularly algorithms, software and code. This is undertaken through an approach drawing from phenomenology, critical theory and cultural political economy. He also has strong research interests in the philosophical and theoretical implications of the work of Heidegger, Kittler, Arendt, Tarde, and Latour. David's research covers a wide theoretical area including culture, political economy, media/medium theory, software studies, actor-network theory, the philosophy of technology, and the computational turn in Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences (Digital Humanities). He is also a member of the and the Callaghan Centre for Conflict, Power, and Empire. David blogs at Stunlaw.
- Critical Digital Humanities.
- Theories of digital code/software/algorithms (software studies/digital humanities).
- Cultures of financialisation and the making of finance/markets in culture and the economy.
- Data journalism/computational journalism.
Selected recent publications
- Berry, D. M. (current work) Critical Digital Humanities, under review.
- Berry, D. M. (forthcoming, 2013) Critical Theory and the Digital, New York: Continuum.
- Berry, D. M. (forthcoming, 2013) Software Studies: Theory and Practice, Cupertino: Apple iBooks.
- Berry, D. M., Dartel, M. v., Dieter, M., Kasprzak, M. Muller, N., O'Reilly, R., and Vicente, J. L (2012) New Aesthetic, New Anxieties, Amsterdam: V2 Press.
- Berry, D. M. (Ed.) (2012) Life in Code and Software: Mediated life in a complex computational ecology, London: Open Humanities Press.
- Berry, D. M. (Ed.) (2012) Understanding Digital Humanities, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 350.
- Berry, D. M. (2011) The Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 216. [Reviews:(i) Leonardo, (ii) Furtherfield]
- Berry, D M. (2008) Copy, Rip, Burn: The Politics of Copyleft and Open Source, London: Pluto Press, pp. 270. [Review: THE]
- Berry, D M. & Moss, G. (eds.) (2008) Libre Culture, Canada: Pygmalion Books, pp. 186. [PDF]
- Berry, D. M. (2013) Against Remediation, in Lovink, G. and Rasch, M. (eds.) Unlike Us: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives, Amsterdam: Institute for Network Cultures.
- Berry, D. M., Dieter, M., Gottlieb, B., and Voropai, L. (2013) Imaginary Museums, Computationality & the New Aesthetic, BWPWAP, Berlin: Transmediale.
- Berry, D. M., De Cock, C., and Rehn, A. (2013) For A Critical Creativity: The Radical Imagination of Cornelius Castoriadis, in Chan, J., and Thomas, K. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Creativity, London: Edward Elgar.
- Berry, D. M. (2012) The Social Epistemologies of Software, Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, 26:3-4, 379-398.
- Berry, D. M. (2012) On Terminality, in Wiedemann, C. and Zehle, S. (eds.) Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies, Amsterdam: Institute for Network Cultures
- Berry, D. M. (2012) The Relevance of Understanding Code to International Political Economy, International Politics, Vol. 49, 2, 277–296.
- Berry, D. M., Gaas, M., H., Hansen, S. J. (2012) Mapping the Somali Media: An Overview, Noragric Report No. 65 (March 2012), ISSN: 1502-8127. http://www.umb.no/statisk/noragric/publications/reports/noragric_report_no._65cover.pdf
- Berry, D. M. (2011) Mapping Real Time Credit: Counterparty Credit Risk and Computationality, Special Issue on Rethinking economic statistics, Re-public. [HTML]
- Geng, Z., Laramee, R. S., Cheesman, T., Rothwell, A., Berry, D. M., and Ehrmann, A. (2011) Visualizing Translation Variation: Othello : A Survey of Text Visualization and Tools, accessed 8/2/2011 http://goo.gl/3QCuq
- Berry, D. M. (2011) The Computational Turn: Thinking about the Digital Humanities. Culture Machine, vol 12.
- Berry, D. M. (2011) Open Source Creativity, In Burrough, X. (ed.) Net Works: Case Studies of Web Projects, London: Routledge.
- Berry, D M. (2008) The Poverty of Networks. Theory, Culture and Society. Annual 2008. Vol. 25(7–8). pp. 364–372. [PDF]
- Berry, D M. (2008) A Contribution Towards a Grammar of Code. Fibreculture Journal. Issue 13.
- Berry, D M. (2007) A Contribution to a Political Economy of Open Source and Free Culture. In Macmillan, F. (Ed). New Directions in Copyright Law. Volume 4. London: Edward Elgar. pp. 193-223.
- Berry, D M. & Moss, G. (2006) The Politics of the Libre Commons. First Monday. Volume 11, Number 9, September 2006. [HTML]
- Berry, D M.& Moss, Giles (2006) Free and Open-Source Software: Opening and Democratising e-Government's Black Box. Information Polity. Volume 11 (1). pp 21-34. [PDF]
Selected research awards, fellowships, & prizes
- 2012 RIAH Research Initiatives Fund (£7453.70): Translation Arrays: Version Variation Visualisation: Phase 2.1, Digital Shakespeare Project, Co-Investigator, with Dr T. Cheesman (PI), Dr R. S. Laramee (Co-I).
- 2012 Research Council of Norway/Norges forskningsråd (104000 Kr/ £12,000), Yggdrasil fellowship - IS-MOBIL 2011-12: Digital Media: Software/Code and Social Media (PI).
- 2011 Visiting Researcher/Gjesteforsker, July 2011, Institutt for medier og kommunikasjon, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway.
- 2011 EPSRC Bridging the Gaps (£8452): Webscience at Swansea: Establishing Wales’ leading centre for Web Science, Co-Investigator with Dr. M. Wilson (PI).
- 2011 Gjesteforskerstipend (38000 Kr/£4,176) Visiting Fellow Grant at Noragric, Universitetet for miljø- og biovitenskap (UMB), Oslo, Norway.
- 2010 EPSRC Bridging the Gaps (£4000): Identity, Trust and Security in Cyberspace, Co-Investigator with Prof. T. Chen (PI), Prof. K. Haines (Co-I), Prof. J. Tucker (Co-I). and Dr. V. Wang (Co-I).
- 2010 RIAH Research Initiatives Fund (£13,567): Visualizing Re-Translation Variation: Othello, Co-Investigator, with Dr T. Cheesman (PI), Dr R. S. Laramee (Co-I), Professor A. J. Rothwell (Co-I).
- 2010 Norwegian MFA Grant (£105,000): Somali Media and Conflict, Principal Investigator with Dr S. J. Hansen (PI).
- 2005 ESRC Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) Research Fellow, UK Houses of Parliament.
- 2004 Oxford Full Studentship, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.
- 2002 ESRC +3 Full Doctoral Studentship. 2002-2006, University of Sussex.
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
- The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
- European Communication Research and Education Organization (ECREA)
- The British Philosophical Association (BPA)
- Performing Rights Society (PRS)
- Dr. Berry currently supervises PhD students looking at Heidegger and Technology; Twitter Revolutions in the Middle East; Digital Craftsmanship; Authenticity and the Corporation in the Information Age; The Media in DR Congo; Persuasive Technology, and Online Video.