Monthly Archives: May 2012

C Wright Mills, The Politics of Truth and John Holmwood

I’ve been reading through C Wright Mills work in the The Politics of Truth collection (edited with a really nice biographical introduction by John H Summers). Its amazing really how radical and provocative some of his work was. The sociological … Continue reading

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Stone Roses first gig

Apparently the Stone Roses have played their first gig in 15 years. The reviews are a bit few and far between at the moment. But the Warrington Guardian has a short piece that includes a set list. The surprise song … Continue reading

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Beatboxing and social theory

A short but very suggestive post here that suggests that theorists could learn from the way that beatboxers bring together fragments. Interesting point that fits with some of the arguments about the sociological imagination as popular culture (see here for … Continue reading

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Street food and the app

There is a really nice post at City of Sound that describes the use of a map based App to experience a day of street food in Helsinki. Here the data and visualisation augment the space so that the user … Continue reading

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Returning to archives

For my book I’ve just been returning to some earlier work I did in archives and archiving. In the book I wrote with Nick Gane we used archive as a concept for looking at developments in new media. I’m trying … Continue reading

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What is media archeology?

I just got a copy of Jussi Parikka’s new book What is Media Archeology? It looks really interesting. Here is a post outlining the content in his Machinology blog.

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Steve Fuller on interdisciplinarity

Here’s a video of Steve Fuller talking about interdisciplinarity. There is a strong critique here of short term approaches to knowledge formation. Again from the really useful sociological imagination blog.

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