Sandvig awarded Institute for the Humanities fellowship

On May 19, the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities named UMSI Associate Professor of Information Christian Sandvig a faculty fellow for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Institute is a center for innovative and collaborative study in the humanities and arts. Each year, the Institute provides fellowships for U-M faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars who work on interdisciplinary projects. 

This year, Sandvig was one of nine faculty members to be awarded a fellowship, which will allow him to further develop research on his project, “Knowing Algorithms.”

Sandvig’s project imagines hybrid research involving scholarship, programming and art that will attempt to reveal algorithms at work. He will conduct a series of programming and ethnographic studies with open access websites as the output in order to address the problem of knowing algorithms.

The Institute’s faculty fellows are released from their usual teaching and service duties to pursue their research and take up residence at the Institute for the full academic year. During this time, faculty fellows participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and fulfill a service-to-undergraduates requirement.

Since 1987, the Institute has granted fellowships to more than 350 U-M faculty members, graduate students, and visiting scholars. The complete list of 2014-15 Institute for the Humanities fellows is available here.

Posted on May 20, 2014