Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bodies, space, devices and culture

I’m currently writing a chapter for my book on popular culture about bodies and interfaces. As part of my research I returned to William J Mitchell’s Me++. I was surprised how fresh it still feels. It was originally published in … Continue reading

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Urban knowledge through popular culture

I meant to post this a while ago. Here is a special issue of the Lo Squaderno journal (open access) on urban knowledge. The above is the cover that includes one of the photos used throughout the issue. My article … Continue reading

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Miso project visualisation tool

Following up on my previous post here is a data visualisation resource called the miso project.

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Data and visualisation blogs (a list)

Here, at flowing data, is a account of the top data and visualisation blogs. Here there are lots of examples of the sociological imagination in action and also opportunities for developing new research methods. It’s surprising how vibrant this type … Continue reading

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Les Back on sociology’s promise

Over at the excellent Sociological Imagination blog there is this great video of Les Back reflecting on the promise of sociology. This blog is a really useful resource, there are some challenging posts on sociology’s problems and futures. There have … Continue reading

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A new network on social media and methods

The NCRM are launching a new network focusing on methods and social media: Should social science researchers embrace social media and, if we do, what are the implications for our methods and practice? This project, led by NatCen Social Research, … Continue reading

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Audio of virtual geographies conference (including Steve Graham)

There are a set of audio recordings from 2010s Virtual Geographies conference on the Backdoor Broadcasting site. This includes an audio of a paper by Steve Graham, whose work I’m reading at the moment for some upcoming writing on urban … Continue reading

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The social media collective

The social media collective are a group of academics based at MSN. The group is led by danah boyd. They seem to be doing quite a bit of work on privacy, surveillance, youth, and visibility. Here is their research blog.

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Reviews of Peter Sloterdijk’s Bubbles

I’ve just finished reading Peter Sloterdijk’s Bubbles. This is the English translation of the first of his massive spheres trilogy. Below are some reviews of the book: My review in Berfrois. Brian Dillon in The Guardian Constantine Sandis in Times … Continue reading

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This is England ’88

I watched This is England ’88 on DVD this week. This is, of course, the third instalment that follows on from the original film and the previous TV mini series. As with most of Shane Meadows’ work, it requires some … Continue reading

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