Sam Hind

Sam Hind


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Sam Hind is a lecturer in digital media and culture at the University of Manchester. He is based in the department of Art History and Cultural Practices (AHCP), and affiliated with the Centre for Digital Humanities. He is currently Programme Director for the newly launched MA in Digital Media, Culture and Society.

He has a forthcoming monograph on the phenomenon of autonomous driving, Driving Decisions: How Autonomous Vehicles Make Sense of the World out with Palgrave (late 2024).

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, the phenomenon of 'challenges' in AI, the history of computer simulation, and the platformization of automobility.

He co-convenes DIGI61331 Digital Methods with Luca Scholz, and convenes DIGI61112 AI, Algorithms and Society. He also convenes DIGI60000 Dissertation.

He joined the University of Manchester 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.

For PhD enquiries broadly related to the above research topics, email [email protected]

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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

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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