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It is important to us that research and its results are shared beyond researchers and their community. We believe that research is valuable as is, but that it can also have the power to change the world. That is why we make research visible.

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Highlighting research | 10.04.2017

Algorithms – a threat or opportunity?

Algorithms play a key role in the everyday lives of citizens and consumers, since they determine the content that people see at any given time. It can seem as though bots affect how people see the world and mould public opinion. In their project, ‘Algoritmien valta: neutraalius ja puolueellisuus koneellisessa päätöksenteossa’ (The power of algorithms: neutrality and partiality in algorithmic decision-making) Joni Salminen and his workgroup are exploring algorithmic decision-making and how to prevent the related abuses.

Highlighting research | 08.12.2016

Hair that circles the world

Where does hair come from, who handles it, who sells it, who uses it? How do mental images of “good” hair circulate in the hair business, and how do they affect race, gender and class?

Highlighting research | 13.09.2016

Youth, media, and the metro

How do young people live in an increasingly digitalised city? What is the current metro culture like? These are some of the questions that the Digital Youth in Media City project hopes to answer. The project combines aspects of media studies, sociology, youth research, and urban studies, and pools together Russian and Finnish researchers to carry out fieldwork on the metro systems of Helsinki and Saint Petersburg.

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