Monthly Archives: May 2012

Special issue on prosumption

A special issue of The American Behavioral Scientist (volume 56 issue number 4) on the age of the prosumer has been published. It’s edited by George Ritzer, Paul Dean and Nathan Jurgenson. There are lots of articles on the topic … Continue reading

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Mobility and media book

There is nice post on the above book here.

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Academic reviewers: the chloroformed factory

An interesting piece about academic and their reviews in the New York Review of Books, ‘In the chloroformed factory‘ by Tim Parks. The piece raises some reasonable points about academic reviewing, which doesn’t compare well in the descriptions with other … Continue reading

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Sloterdijk’s Moment: my review of Peter Sloterdijk’s Bubbles

My review of Peter Sloterdijk’s recently translated book Bubbles has just been published in Berfrois. The book is the first to be translated from his spheres trilogy. Here’s a link to the article, which I’ve called ‘Sloterdijk’s Moment‘.

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Institutions and informational infrastructures

An interesting post at the Social Media Collective blog on the connections between institutions and informational infrastructures – in this case told through the example of Google and advertising.

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Play and work in social media

It is amazing how accurate Tiziana Terranova’s article ‘Free Labor’ remains even some 12 years after it was published. Part of the value of the piece was in Terranova’s prophetic observations that were based at the time on the early … Continue reading

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John Robb’s review of The Stone Roses comeback gig

John Robb’s review of The Stone Roses comeback gig has now been published in The Guardian.

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