Monthly Archives: November 2012

Playing with Google scholar citation profiles?

I’ve just been having a play about with my Google Scholar citation profile. Roger Burrows showed me this quite a while ago, but i’ve just got around to building a proper profile. Once you enter your name and email, the … Continue reading

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The UN’s digital data site: global pulse

The UN has a digital data service called Global Pulse (thanks to Dan McQuillan for the link). There are lots of different attempts to use and visualise by-product digital data here. Here’s the description of the site: Global Pulse is … Continue reading

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Gillian Rose on Kitchin & Dodge’s code/space

Based on her current project on digital imaging and urban design practice, Gillian Rose provides some thoughts responding to Rob Kitchin & Martin Dodge’s work on Code/Space. Gillian identifies some of the potential limitations of the focus on software.

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Stuart Elden’s Shakespearean Territories audio

Stuart Elden has posted an audio of his latest talk on Shakespearean Territories. It sounds like a really interesting project. From what I’ve gathered he is using Shakespeare’s work to open up and explore various issues relating to territory (as … Continue reading


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An open access debate about open access

I’ve mentioned here before the debate about open access publishing that has been going in the the pages of the journal Political Geography. I’m fortunate to have a piece in the debate, which is proving to be lively. I’ve just … Continue reading

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Christmas number ones

The annual speculation about Christmas number ones is getting going. Last year I appeared on local radio giving an interview about Christmas number ones, we also spoke about the sociology of popular culture more generally. It was really good fun. … Continue reading

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Editing with my red pen

I’ve just been reflecting on my editing technique. At the moment I’m working through a printed copy of my book manuscript and marking changes with a red pen. I often do this when I’m trying to work up some written … Continue reading

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Nick Gane on ‘The governmentalities of neoliberalism’

My colleague and collaborator Nick Gane has just had a great article published in the Sociological Review. It’s called ‘The governmentalities of neoliberalism: panopticism, post-panopticism and beyond‘. Really interesting stuff. Here is the abstract: This paper draws on the writings … Continue reading

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An interesting blog…

Ana Canhoto from Oxford Brookes Business School has a really interesting blog here. Ana works in marketing, and particular digital marketing. So there are loads of posts on digital data and the like.

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Reflecting on 2012 research and thinking about 2013

Apart from starting this blog near the start of 2012, I’ve also been writing quite a few different things. I’ve been trying to reflect a bit on what I’ve done this year as part of my attempt to plan ahead … Continue reading

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