Sam Hind


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Sam is a media scholar. His research interests include navigational technologies, sensing and the sensor society, AI and algorithmic decision-making, automotive cultures, and mobile play.

He is currently researching autonomous driving, machine vision 'challenges' and 'sensor work', the platformization of automobility, and the datafication of driving.

He joined the Centre for Digital Humanities in October 2022, and was previously research associate in SFB1187 Media of Cooperation at the University of Siegen, Germany. He received his PhD from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick, UK.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Disruptive Cartographies: Manouevres, Risk and Navigation, The University of Warwick

1 Oct 20121 Oct 2016

Award Date: 1 Feb 2017

Areas of expertise

  • G Geography (General)
  • mapping
  • navigation
  • cartography
  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • autonomous vehicles
  • Automation

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Creative Manchester


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