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Recent Publications and Research Activities

Recent Publications and Research Activities

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow Patrick Brodie:

  • Bresnihan, Patrick and Patrick Brodie. 2023. “Data Sinks, Carbon Services: Waste, Storage, and Energy Cultures on Ireland’s Peat Bogs.” New Media and Society, vol. 25, no. 2: 361-383.
  • Bresnihan, Patrick and Patrick Brodie. 2023. “Waste, Improvement, and Repair on Ireland’s Peat Bogs.” In Ecological Reparation: Repair, Remediation and Resurgence in Social and Environmental Conflict, edited by Dimitris Papadopoulos, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, and Maddalena Tacchetti. Bristol University Press.
  • Ortar, Nathalie, A. R. E. Taylor, Julia Velkova, Patrick Brodie, Alix Johnson, Clément Marquet, Andrea Pollio, and Liza Cirolia. 2022. “Powering ‘smart’ futures: data centres and the energy politics of digitalisation.” In Energy Futures: Anthropocene Challenges, Emerging Technologies and Everyday Life, edited by Simone Abram, Karen Waltorp , Nathalie Ortar, and Sarah Pink. De Gruyter.
  • Brodie, Patrick and Paul O’Neill. 2022. “Confronting the Regionalism of Amazon Web Services.” In Amazon: At the Intersection of Culture and Capital, edited by Paul Smith, Alexander Monea, and Maillim Santiago. Rowman and Littlefield.

Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow Patrick Brodie:

Research Projects

Assistant Professor Brendan Spillane:

  • The VIGILANT Project is a €4 million Horizon Europe project aimed at curbing the spread of disinformation and combating its negative effects such as promoting hate speech, human trafficking, and bogus medical cures. The project funded by the European Research Executive Agency under the Horizon Europe scheme, is an interdisciplinary effort by a consortium of leading researchers and experts to help police authorities counter illegal online disinformation. Using an ethical-by-design approach, VIGILANT aims to equip the Police Authorities with cutting edge disinformation identification and analysis tools, technology, and knowledge that would make their fight against criminal online content easier and more effective.

    Researchers from the SFI ADAPT Centre at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin are leading this new 36-month, €4 million project that will equip European Police Authorities with advanced technologies from academia to detect and analyse disinformation that leads to criminal activities. The VIGILANT project brings together 17 leading European partners from academia, industry, government research centres, and four police authorities in an interdisciplinary consortium to combat this threat to societal cohesion and democracy.

    Speaking about the project, Assistant Professor Brendan Spillane in the School of Information and Communication Studies in University College Dublin (UCD) said:
    “The VIGILANT project will build an integrated platform of advanced disinformation identification and analysis tools and technologies from academia that will be tailored to Police Authorities’ use cases and needs, following an ethical-by-design approach, to help combat this growing threat to society.” 

Talks/Presentations/Public Engagement

Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow Patrick Brodie:

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