Monthly Archives: December 2012

John Harris on the comeback of vinyl records

John Harris has a piece in The Guardian on the apparent comeback of vinyl records. He links this into the sales of iPads, downloads etc. the underlying story is one of materiality in culture. There seem to be questions posed … Continue reading

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Tanni Haas’ Making it in the political blogosphere reviewed by Franka Winter

Franka Winter reviews Tanni Haas’ Making it in the political blogosphere for Information, Communication & Society.

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Jussi Parikka on Geert Lovink

Jussi Parikka reviews Geert Lovink’s Network without a cause: A critique of social media for Information, Communication & Society.

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William Mitchell’s Me++: The cyborg self and the networked city reviewed by Mark Johnson

As part of my role as reviews editor at Information, Communication & Society i’ve been trying to develop a section that I’ve called ‘revisiting the classics’. the idea of the section is that it will provide a space to reflect … Continue reading

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Another open access piece added: the sociological imagination as popular culture

Following my previous post on Mad Men and sociology, I’ve just added a link to the following chapter to the open access materials section: Beer, D. & Burrows, R. (2010) ‘The sociological imagination as popular culture’, in, Burnett, J., Jeffers, … Continue reading

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Mad Men (and sociology)

I recently finished watching a DVD of Mad Men season 5. This year I’ve watched all of the seasons. Which is a good example of Scott Lash’s observation that DVD box sets are part of what he calls ‘intensive culture’. … Continue reading

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Twitter offers users download with all their Tweets in a single file

An interesting development in how Twitter is archived. Users can now access a complete archive of their own Tweets. This could have an impact on how Twitter is used. This will make it less ephemeral. This new archiving could also … Continue reading

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